A photo posted by Ashley Cunniffe (@ashleycunniffe) on Sep 4, 2018 at 8:29pm PDT When you need to chill and unwind with your pup and have a little fun, here’s the perfect spot for you.
Pool owners should definitely make sure that their dog has access to a leash, leash plugs, a ball, and/or other play equipment to safely play in the pool.
And don’t forget to bring along some extra towels and soft balls if you need a bit of extra relaxation during your swim.
Here’s how to get started.1.
Select a swimming pool.
The best place to go to relax and have fun is probably the pool that you love to swim in.
Pool owners should use their discretion in choosing a pool for your pup.
Some pools may not allow dogs in at all, and some pools may be more suitable for dogs than others.
If your pool is not suitable for your dog, you may want to reconsider.2.
Select your location.
Choose a location that you enjoy swimming in.
Some pool owners may prefer a small pool to a larger pool, which is where many dogs get the most enjoyment from swimming.
A small pool may not have as much play space as a large pool, and a large one may have a larger swimming area.3.
Pick a time for your swim: For some pools, your pup may swim at the pool’s entrance and then return to the pool for a quick check-in.
If you prefer, you can also choose to go into the pool in the evening and relax before heading out.4.
Set up your leash: If you don’t have a leash that you can use to leash your pup, you’ll want to make sure you have a dog leash that is long enough to easily walk your dog.
The longer your leash is, the easier it will be for your pet to relax.5.
Bring a ball: Some pools have a designated play area with balls on the ground, and you’ll need a ball to set up your dog’s play area.
It’s best to use balls that are at least two inches in diameter.6.
Wear a swimsuit: Some pool operators have pools that have no swimsuits available, but you may find that you like the idea of your dog having a swim suit that allows you to move around and play in a safe environment.7.
Prepare for your pool: Your pup’s time will be spent swimming in the water, and he/she may need to be supervised by you or a swim buddy.
Keep your pup as comfortable as possible while you prepare for your swimming session.8.
Enjoy yourself while you’re at it: If your pup is happy in the sun, it may be a good idea to go for a stroll through the pool or other parts of the pool to enjoy yourself.
If not, take a break in the sand or take a quick dip in the ocean.