Ways to keep your dog safe around the pool
Its summer and you can’t wait to jump into your pool to cool off and get refreshed! Can you expect your furry little friend to feel differently! Most dogs love to splash around in the pool and they are usually good swimmers too. However, there are certain exceptions- old and ailing dogs, puppies, dogs with short legs or small breeds, all find it strenuous to swim for long. Even the best of swimmers may find it difficult to climb out of the pool when they are tired or panicky, unless they have been properly trained. In your pet’s best interests, do not let him swim unsupervised. The precautionary measures mentioned below can help to avert accidents and death due to drowning in case your pet falls into the pool when no one is around.
Install a transparent fence preferably with a leslie locke fence panel gate that closes by itself. This will ensure that the door does not remain open even when you have forgotten to close it.
There are different types of alarms that you can install. You could use an alarm that goes off if someone enters the pool. Alternatively you could opt to use an alarm like the Safety Turtle pet collar attachment turtle, which can be attached to the collar of your dog. The alarm will alert you if your pet enters the pool.
Put a dog life jacket that fits your dog when he is spending some time in the pool with you, so that he can just float around when he is tired. You could get him a dog pool float to help him feel refreshed and join you in the water even if he does not know swimming.
Pool safety ramps:
Pool safety ramps such as the Skamper ramp are attached to the side of the pool. They are lightweight, non slippery and are white in color as this hue is visible to animals both during the day and at night. Once the safety ramp is installed, train your dog to use it to climb to safety.
To prevent any accidents at the pool, make sure that you take all the necessary precautions to keep your pet safe.