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Water Fun For Pups & People – Ideas and products ideal for spending quality time with your dog.
If you have a water-loving pup, this article is for you. We challenged our team to share their favorite pool play with their dogs, the best dog water toys, and tips for spending water time with pets. While not all dog breeds enjoy the water, most do. Preparing you dog for water play is important to make sure that they are safe, feel comfortable, and have plenty of entertainment.
Pro Tip: Introduce puppies to the water as soon as the weather permits and they will enjoy pool and water time with you from the very start.
10 Fun Pool Play & Chill With Pups
Pet Swimming Lessons – yes while some dogs are natural swimmers, some need a little training. here is a great article with tips, tricks, and ideas for teaching and encouraging your dog to swim.
Slip and Slide – create a DIY slip and slide with heavy weight plastic and a sprinkler or grab a ready made option. Not a great idea for pets with hip issues, but a fun way to cool off for pups that love outdoor play.
Pool Fetch – place floating balls or cubes on the water’s surfaces and time how long it takes your pup to bring them to you.
Pup Keep Away – hold your dog’s toy behind your back or under the water and let them do what they do and find it.
Pet Lounging – grab a floating or semi-submersible raft that you pup can relax and enjoy the pool without having to paddle.
Water Hoops – toss them for and easy catch game. You might even teach your dog to stack the rings in the pool a great dog trick.
Night Play – choose a few glow in the dark pet toys and jump in after dark. A great way to see how well your dog tracks at night.
Catch Me If You Can – last one in is a rotten egg. Ready, set and go to see who jumps in first or who can jump in and swim across the pool first.
Pool Party – plan a pool party with your favorite pets and people with games, treats and relaxation.
Here are some of our favorite summer and water-friendly pet toys that are great for the pool, beach, or lake. Choose toys that float to help you keep track of them and to not encourage your pup to dive, unless you are working on a special trick. Choosing a glow in the dark dog toy is another fun option that makes playing late into the summer night a blast.
Keep the water flowing with this combination dog sprinkler and pool that is ideal for hot days when cool water is a must.
Cool off on hot summer days by just adding a little water play. Don’t bring everything out at one time, spend time if you want to teach your pup a few pool tricks, and mix things up a bit to keep it entertaining once you have exposed your dog to your fun summer play ideas.