Like to get a kid’splastic clamshell to hold water for your dog to cool off in the backyard? Your dog may need support to use the pool comfortably. Eileen Anderson details her process for getting her dog to feel happy and confident about jumping in atHow Do I Get My Dog Into the Pool?
Marilyn Mele's short list of6 safety precautions for dogs who love to play in the water:
> life vest with handles - fatigue happens fast, and a vest is your back-up
> flat toys - retrieving round toys can risk swallowing too much water
> how to leave the pool - dogs should practice leaving the pool without help
> long line for open water - safety precaution
> hose and sprinkler - don't let them bite at the sprinkler or drink from the hose
> rest periods - insist on frequent breaks to prevent over-excitement