I am a Golden Dog that loves water and enjoys swimming. I had the best time last year as I was able to swim in the ocean. As I said before due to my allergies, swimming in a lake is not an ideal condition for my skin. It was recently reported that Chicago’s lake is a haven for Bastomycosis? Click here to read more about it.
I was very fortunate that mom found Splash Dog, an indoor doggy swimming facility. The facility’s pool is typically used for rehabs but many dogs go for a fun swim, like ME.
The pool is also heated 88-92 degrees.
Last week was my 4th swim.
I’m more familiar with the facility and the process of my swim time.
As I arrived at Splash Dog, I can sense that mom has a plan.
Swimming in the ocean is so much different from swimming in a pool especially if the pool is small. I don’t have much freedom on how far I can swim. I was taught when I retrieve my water toy I had to go back to the pools resting area. I really don’t need that much time to rest.
I Woof Woof a lot once I drop my ChuckIt water toy.
What’s my mom’s plan to keep me in the pool while I hold my ChuckIt toy? Mom used the “Turn Around” command, which is considered an advance dog command. I’m familiar with the “Turn Around” command as a learned it as a young pup. During my swim, “Turn Around” voice command was used and mom walked the edge of the pool to guide me on my turns. Check out my swim video as I learned “Turn Around” command in the pool.
I swam for about 30 minutes, just think how many “Turn Arounds” I did?
I am joining FitDog Friday Hop,
hosted by SlimDoggy, Peggy’s Pet Place and To Dog With Love.
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs