Archive for July 17th, 2011

July 17, 2011

Fun in the Sun

by Bonnie Best

Summer is in full swing and many of our dogs live to swim.

It’s a fun time for everyone, but remember, if your dog has access to a pool, never leave him unattended unless you are 150% sure he can not only swim, but find the steps and get out of the pool to safety. Your dog will only be able to “swim” or dog paddle for so long before exhaustion overcomes him causing him to drown.

Teaching your dog to access the steps, and use them in a proficient and timely manner, will take time on your part. If you need help with this please contact a local dog trainer, or myself. I will be glad to help you out! Remember, you need to provide plenty of fresh, cool water for your pet at all times.Enjoy the summer with your dog, but make it a fun and safe one!