Perhaps one of the greatest gifts of growing older is watching life’s little monumental moments. From births to their first steps, as seniors we’ve witnessed the joys and delights of life. During the warm summer months, one of life’s greatest joys is relaxing by the pool with your little ones.
No, this time we’re not talking about your grandchildren, unless they have a tail, dense fur and derive an inordinate amount pleasure from chasing balls. Although keeping your human loved ones safe while enjoying the crisp pool during a scorching afternoon, is your swimming pool furbaby-proofed?
Before grabbing a pitcher of lemonade, sunscreen and your favorite novel, take a few moments and explore how you can keep pool days safe for your entire family (both two and four-legged).
Doggie Paddle for Protection – Can Your Pupper Swim?
All dogs are natural swimmers, right? Not exactly.
One of the biggest misconceptions about our furbabies, not including the strong belief they understand everything we say (especially after a little post-dinner wine), is their swimming ability. While a good portion of dogs are instinctually good swimmers, some puppers can dance the Charleston better than paddling across the shallow end.