Keep your dog safe this summer with SWIM CLUB
3/04/2019 - Canine Creche UK
Many people often make the mistake of assuming all dogs can swim, and with the warmer weather approaching it’s highly likely that dog owners may accidentally put their dog in danger by making this common mistake. Here, Suffolk Canine Creche discusses how a simple swimming assessment can ensure your dog’s safety this summer.
Dogs will naturally start “dog paddling” when they find themselves in water, but that doesn’t mean that they can stay afloat for any length of time, or that they like being in the water, or that they can safely swim.
Each week we welcome a variety of loveable pooches at Suffolk Canine Creche for our SWIM CLUB in our full-sized doggie swimming pool.
The club gives owners an opportunity to assess their dog’s swimming skills. However, even if you know that your dog is an experienced swimmer it’s a great way to treat them to a good splash! SWIM CLUB is all about fun and fitness (not hydrotherapy). Perhaps your dog could do with losing a few pounds or needs to increase their fitness levels, this is simply a fun way to aid that.
With safety a priority, lifeguards in the pool, and doggie life jackets provided, we will ensure Fido is comfortable and enjoys their swim session. Owners are in the pool room and are able to take up close and personal photos.
In the last year, Hotels.com has reported a 70% increase in searches for pet-friendly accommodation, and a recent survey they found that 30% of dog owners have taken their pet on a trip beyond the UK. So it’s clear that we’re dedicated to taking the dog on holiday. Holidays are commonly taken in coastal areas and this, of course, can provide swimming opportunities, so many owners want to ensure that Fido can swim prior to that.
Suffolk Canine Creche has a reputation for being the trailblazers for the canine industry and owners really considering different social and fitness aspects, bringing variety, enrichment and engagement to their beloved pooches lives.
Photo Credit: Simply C Photography