The Benefits of Water...
Warm water and swimming has been proven to loosen joints, relax
muscles, and reduce stress, pain and anxiety. It is used as a healing agent
and increases the body's range of motion. Swimming is a superb low-impact
exercise and an excellent cardiac exercise. Geriatric, arthritic, overweight and
handicapped dogs benefit from swimming as they can be free to move their
bodies differently than on land. Swimming is an excellent activity to get a
post-surgical dog back into shape and work atrophied muscles and limbs.
ALL SWIMS ARE BY
PRIVATE SELF SWIM
$25 for 30 minutes
($5 for each additional family dog)
Your dog must be able to enter and exit the pool without assistance. A staff member must be available to monitor
your dog’s first self swim.
$35 for 30 minutes
If you are not comfortable introducing your dog to the water,
or your dog needs assistance, you can schedule a time with our trainer, Paula Patton, who will
handle the introduction and provide private swimming lessons. This is recommended for geriatric, obese,
light surgery recovery and conditioning dogs or dogs just learning to swim.
How Do I Begin a Swim Program With My Dog?
For dogs that are swimming because of medical reasons
(geriatric, surgical, obese and handicap cases) you will need a veterinary consent
form and instructions from your vet before the swim.
If your dog has just had surgery, your dog’s veterinarian must clear
your dog for exercise.