Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe Around Pools

Always watch your dog in the pool. Don't leave them unsupervised near water.

Supervise Swimming  

Train dogs to use stairs or ramps. Don't let them jump into pools.

Teach Safe Entry/Exit  

Fence your pool or install a safety cover for protection when not swimming.

Install Fence

Dogs can slip on wet surfaces. Keep pool decks tidy and install mats.

Remove Slip Hazards  

Not all dogs like the water. Never throw dogs in pools or force them to swim.

Don't Force Swimming  

Towel dry your dog when exiting to prevent chilling. Blow dry their coat if needed.

Dry After Swimming

Some dogs chew/ingest pool toys. Remove toys except during supervised play.

Avoid Pool Toys  

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