Pool Safety for Dogs – Keep Your Pup Safe

Pool safety isn’t just for two-legged people, it is also for our furry friends. We want to make sure that our dogs are safe around the pool as well as ourselves and our kids. In this article, we are going to go over some tips that will make sure that you are able to keep your dog on point with pool safety.

Training Your Dog On Pool Safety

While you may think that your dog will be just fine because of course, they are able to doggy paddle. While they can doggy paddle, there are still other things to think about. Dogs are amazingly loyal and fun to lay with but they don’t have the foresight to understand what could happen in different situations.

If your dog doesn’t understand how to get out of the pool because they aren’t used to a ladder they could actually get stuck trying to get on the ladder and actually drown because they aren’t able to make it. This is why it is important for you to stay with your dog and make sure they understand how to get in and out of the pool without getting frustrated or panicked.

You can show your dog where they are supposed to go and where they should not go. If your dog is not a strong swimmer because they are older or possibly have been injured then you should make sure to keep an extra close on him or her, but you also want to make sure they know their limits through proper training.

Watch Out for the Heat – Pool Safety

The heat can get a little crazy whenever you are out in the pool and you may not think about it with your dog but they can get overheated just like a human. With all of the fur on most dogs, it can be easy for them to get overheated. Besides for heat exhaustion, they could also hurt their feet on the concrete or other surfaces so make sure you are keeping an eye on them.

If your dog is overweight, swimming is a good way to get some weight off on them, but you still need to make sure that your dog is not overdoing it.

Pool Safety for Your Dog Conclusion

Instead of just hoping that your dog is going to do well with pool safety, you can also take them to special dog swimming lessons to make sure that they are up to par on their swimming technique. Dogs do drown and being able to have all of the help to keep that from happening is important.

You want to have fun in your swimming pool and part of that fun is your dog so make sure that they are safe. Your dog loves the water and loves having fun times with the family and friends, but you are the one that knows what your dog’s limits are going to be. Make sure they don’t overdo it.

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Teaching your child to swim

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1. Slow down

You do not have to hasten the process of your little one becoming used to swimming in the water. If you begin hurrying the process of learning, that can make children uneasy. When kids become uncomfortable, you also become uncomfortable, and learning will no longer be enjoyable. If you would like your little one to learn how to love swimming, you should maintain a patient, positive, and non-hurried mindset. In the long run, it will save you the time of teaching a child who is afraid to swim.

2. Use the shallow end of the pool

Until your little one is totally over their fear of water, they can enjoy the shallow end. Don’t cajole the child to enter the deep end of the pool. Taking time in the shallows helps build a fun and thrilled mindset about swimming and playing in the water. Once more, this is where patience will come in as the parent. And keep in mind; appreciate these times with your child. They will not forget that you tutored them one of the essential life skills; swimming!

3. In the start, utilize life jackets.

Using a life jacket on your little one during the swimming lessons builds determination. For certain, the water might appear challenging; however, after your child has learned to splash, play, and enjoy the pool water without sinking,  he/she then can proceed and learn to swim without a life jacket. Following the life jacket, you can try the water wings or inflatable arm bands.  However, don’t hurry the process! You need to do it slowly.

4. Proper breathing should be discussed

Often children want to breathe in when they come up out of the water rather than breathe out. Ensure your child has learned to breathe out first, and then breathe normally.

5. Float first

Once your child is over her anxiety about the water, take out the life jackets and train them the way to float. It is the easiest method and simple to learn. You should not allow your child use any floatation aids like arm floats, padded swimming clothes or life jackets to learn the floating process. If the child learns using such aids, he/she will have a false confidence that might result in them making dangerous swimming decisions.

6. Practice breath-holding

Any time you start to teach a child to hold her their breath, ensure you never encourage them to hold their breath as long as possible; that is dangerous. Rather, provide them with an easy goal and assist them through it. For example, you can tell them to hold their breath and go under the water for two seconds. Then count to two out-loud so that you will know when 2 seconds is up. When you keep it simple and short it will help children see a target and accomplish a target. It also provides them with added security since they know precisely the length of time to hold their breath. At all times, assure your child they can come up without any reason, even if it is before the time limit.

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