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Keeping Your Dog Safe Near Water

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As we continue this week’s staycation plans with Irie and Tiki, we wanted to share with you an important infographic from Trupanion.com. (We know you’ve heard us speak about Trupanion in the past; both Irie and Tiki are insured through this health insurance company.) Whether your next water adventure takes you and your dog to […]

Ensuring Your Dog’s Safety Around Pools

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As the weather starts to warm up, we know that swimming season can’t be far away…and with that comes the need to take additional safety precautions to keep your dog safe. Today we have a special guest post from Michigan-based Swimtown Pools about how to keep your dog safe and happy around the swimming pool […]

Enjoying a Doggie Splash Day

Did you know that, as the summer pool season draws to a close, many public pools wrap up the summer with a Doggie Splash Day? These events, generally planned for late August, open up the pool to be enjoyed by dogs! To find a Doggie Splash Day in your area, call your local parks and […]

Pool Safety: After the Swim

Your swim with your dog may be over–but you’ve still got a few steps left to take to ensure your dog’s safety and good health. Stephanie M. Colman of Caninestein Dog Training has supplied us with pool safety tips this week; in this last in the series, she looks at some steps once you and […]

Pool Safety: Learn to Wait Your Turn!

Swimming is an exciting time for dogs–really, really exciting for most! Staying calm around the pool is essential for enjoying the pool safely: Learn to Wait Your Turn! by Stephanie M. Colman of Caninestein Dog Training It’s important to teach your dog to remain calm when others are swimming and he has to stay back […]

Pool Safety for Dogs: Knowing When to Say When

Dogs and pools can be a great summer combination, perfect for getting exercise, cooling down, and having fun all at once. But safety comes first. Dogs, like young children, don’t recognize when they get tired in the pool. Stephanie M. Colman of Caninestein Dog Training, is proving us a full week of tips about swimming […]

Pool Safety: Pool Covers: Tragedy in the Making

Many pool owners keep their pool covered to keep leaves and debris out of the water…or they use a solar cover to heat the water on days that aren’t quite as warm. These covers, for all the good they can do, though, can mean big trouble for dogs: Pool Covers: Tragedy in the Making by […]

Pool Safety for Dogs: Easy Does It

Want to help your dog get in shape and stay cool at the same time? Swimming just might be the answer–but, like all exercise programs, that means starting off slowly, especially if you have an overweight dog. This week we’re featuring tips on pool safety for dogs from Stephanie M. Colman of Caninestein Dog Training. […]

Swimming: Specific Needs of Different Breeds

Is your dog a natural swimmer–or not? Not all dog breeds are created equal in the water. This week we’re featuring tips on pool safety for dogs from Stephanie M. Colman of Caninestein Dog Training. Yesterday, Stephanie shared the importance of teaching your dog to swim. Today’s tip: Specific Needs of Different Breeds Keep in […]

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