Swimming is Great Exercise For Your Dog

by Pool Builders on 08-25-2009 in Articles

Enjoying the outdoor sun is a natural activity with beautiful summer. Many of us love the water just like some dogs love the water. Even dog breed that don't normally enjoy getting wet will enjoy a swim if they are encouraged or don't want to miss the fun!

Many dog breeds enjoy swimming with their owners, fetching toys or simply splashing in the water. As a matter of fact, certain breeds of dogs have been bred to love water. To name a few: Labrador Retrievers, Newfoundland, Golden Retrievers, Irish Water Spaniels, Portuguese Water Dogs, and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.

Dog owners should exercise their dog daily. Exercising your pet will not only make them healthier, but calmer when indoors. Taking your dog along to your day at the lake can be an enjoyable exciting activity. Swimming with your dog and playing fetch in the water provides a lot of fun and exercise.

Another great idea for your water outing is a floating dog toy. Many floating dog toys come attached to rope handles that make it easy to play toss and tug games in or out of the water.

To prevent your dog from an accidental drowning, canine life preservers are available to purchase and come in various sizes and styles. This will help dog owners enjoy the outing, knowing their dog is safe. Your dog may not realize that they are getting fatigued and requires a short break away from the water.

If you don't have quick access to a lake or pond, your dog can have a swim in your pool. Since some pools filters can't handle dog hair, this may not be an option. Even if you have a breed of dog that doesn't shed, dog owners opinions differ about pets in their pool. Liners can get ripped or dogs can damage the pool equipment.

A simple solution is to purchase a separate pool made specifically for dogs. A durable dog pool is transportable, easy to fill and empty and made of tough PVC for long lasting use. These pools are ideal for a quick dip in the pool in the backyard, deck or patio. These types of pools fold down completely making it easy to take on a summer vacations and easy to store during the winter.

When Summer is here. Give your pet relief from the heat. Have a magnificent summer and share your water adventures with your pet.

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