Puppy Confidence Sessions
Some people mistakenly believe all dogs are natural swimmers. But while most dogs instinctively do a version of the dog paddle if they find themselves in water, that doesn’t mean they can swim – or even stay afloat.
Not every dog paddle is effective at keeping the animal afloat, and many dogs have no idea how to move toward shore or the side of the pool.
Getting your dog used to the water should start as a slow, gradual process. If your dog takes immediately to the water that’s fine, but most dogs require at least a little coaxing and reassurance before they get comfortable and become good swimmers.
After being encouraged into the water, our Hydrotherapist will be in contact with your puppy at all times during the session. They will be encouraged to swim and then rest on our platform in the pool. The swim time will depend on how your puppy is coping and will not be forced to swim.
After the session, depending on your puppy, we can shower and shampoo them for you.
What Is The Cost
Single session £25.00
Block Of 4 Sessions £80.00
What Happens in a Session
We try whenever possible to get you and your puppy to come to the centre for a quick visit prior to their first session, just so they are used to the surroundings. If this is not possible our Fully Qualified Hydrotherapist will show your puppy initially around the centre and let them have a sniff around.
They will then be introduced to the pool area and fitted with a life jacket and then very much dependant on your puppy, introduced to the shower. If they are not comfortable with a shower at this stage, we will not force them to shower but encourage them into the pool with treats and toys.