Let’s go swimming

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We are constantly looking for fun fitness activities. We hike all year long, even in the snow. Last winter I learned that not all winter days are the same. The Snowieners enjoy breaking trail, and if the snow is wet, they will get cold faster. Also, they will be prone to getting snowballs in their paws and chest.

We just learned hat there is an indoor pet pool in town! This will be a good alternative for us during rainy fall days or wet snow winter days.  TeKeela tried on the small floating device and it fit perfectly (It’s not easy being a doxie sometimes).

The pool has a ramp entrance. A professional is available to assist the dog in/out the pool. Unfortunately, some local laws do not allow pets and owners to go in the pool together.

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We had a blast watching this lab play fetch in the pool.  This looks like a warm, clean and safe fitness alternative. Do you have a dog pool in your area? Please share your experiences.

We are happy to participate in the K9 Kamp Fall Session. This blog hop is brought to you by YDWWWYWPeggy’s Pet Place and Kol’s Notes.

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15 Responses to “Let’s go swimming”

  1. dollythedoxie

    You have the “Oh no water” look on your face. That’s great you have a pool in your area. Even here it gets too cold in the winter sometimes for me to go for walks. We have an indoor dog pool also, for training and therapy, not just for fun. Love Dolly PeeS: Have you used Musher’s Wax on your paws? Its great to prevent snowballing.

    • snowieners

      I will give it a try this winter. Thanks for the advice!

  2. Mel

    What a great alternative. Do your dogs like to swim? Daisy does, Jasper only wants to get his feet wet and Cupcake has no interest in getting wet at all. So wonderful that the kids have a place to go and try something else.

    • snowieners

      They haven’t tried it yet. But this would be the perfect environment to give it a try.

  3. Taffy

    That’s a great alternative! I don’t think I would like swimming, I have no desire to even go outside when it is wet out there. My mom says she has never had a doxie that liked water.

    • snowieners

      These guys do ok in the rain and excellent in the snow. They were hesitant about the creeks at first, but after hanging out with Labradors during our hikes, they now get their paws wet in the shallowest creeks. I do not know if they will enjoy the pool, though, but we’ll try at least once.

  4. weliveinaflat

    We haven’t had a chance to try out a doggy pool yet but can’t wait to do so!

  5. Marcie

    Wow, what a great thing to have around for those days you don’t want the dogs outside too much. Looks like a great way to get some exercise in.

  6. ScottieMom

    Wow! Looks like fun!! Mr. K loves the water but he can’t swim. It is safer for him to be away from big bodies of water. We plan to get him a kiddie pool for summer instead! 🙂

  7. followingroy

    Indoor pet pool! Wowza…
    Roy

  8. Gizmo

    There are some places offering hydrotherapy pools around here and I’ve thought it was a great alternative for senior dogs with joint/mobility problems…and now I see it’s also great for places with long cold winters

  9. Jessica Rhae (@YDWWYW)

    I think there is a public pool here in Seattle that let’s dog swim the day before they empty the pool for cleaning. I think there is a canine rehab facility that has a pool too. We have never been. Chester and Gretel aren’t fans of swimming.

  10. Kate

    Where is this pool??? What’s the name?? Thanks! I have a small pool now (in Maine) and am looking to build a bigger facility and really like the looks of this ramp and would LOVE to contact the owners and find out how they did the ramp.

    Thanks!!!!
    -Kate

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