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Posted on 07-28-2016
Dogs and Water Safety
With summer winding down, many people are taking the opportunity to hit the lake or the pool before school starts again. Water can be a great source of fun for you and your dog, and provides great low-impact exercise for older dogs. But, keep in mind that not all dogs are natural-born swimmers. So before you let your dog “take the plunge”, make sure he or she is comfortable in the water. The younger your buddy is when you teach him to swim, the better. Keep the lesson positive and stress-free.
The only way to gauge your pal's swimming skills is to introduce them to water and carefully watch their reaction:
At the Beach
While you enjoy the surf with your pup, keep these tips in mind:
In the Pool
Got a swimming hole in your backyard? Keep it Fido-friendly with these steps:
At the Lake
General Safety Rules
No matter where your pooch makes a splash, follow these pointers:
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