If you have another family dog and don’t want to leave them behind then bring them along and let them spectate.
Can I bring my own toy ? Of course you can but just make sure it floats first.
Keep your eye on the toy at all times.
We swim dogs of the same family
Sometimes waiting your turn for the pool is very difficult
All waiting for an after swim treat
We get asked a lot “whats that thing for around that dogs neck?” It’s an inflatable collar used for many reasons but mostly to help keep some dogs ears out of the water, water in the ears can lead to irritation so we always try our best to avoid this, we have a few other tricks too if needed. The inflatable collar also gives security to nervous dogs in the water. We don’t use them on all dogs and always discuss this option with you first.
We always try to work your dog evenly around the pool. Changes of speed and direction along with straight lines helping with core stability and balance. But there are always some dogs that flatly refuse to go in the opposite direction and Belle is one of them. When trying to get her to take another direction she would panic so we just changed our treatment plan and worked within Bellle’s comfort zone resulting in very productive results and relaxed yet entertaining sessions.
Excellent life saving skills from Henry. Andrex puppy safely rescued.
I have no shame in telling you this is one of my all time Favourite dogs. Harvey was one of the first dogs I ever swam and he’s taken a piece of my heart. Although I still can’t convince him not to sit the wrong way on the ramp, I suppose it’s a Collie thing as other collies do this too.
Yes we even swim them this big. Jasper is a gentle giant and a perfect gentleman and we love him.
We can’t emphasis enough how productive it is for you to be involved in your dog’s hydrotherapy sessions. It can be reassuring for your dog and for you too.