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First Pool Session - Chlorine? - Pool Safety?

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Hi! Our wonderful grey Arrow just had her first pools session. It was a benefit they do at the public pool before closing for the season. All the dogs get to have a free for all in the pool. She did great in shallow water and had a lot of fun, but seemed to struggle in the deep and we had to monitor closely and eventually just keep her away from areas where she couldn't touch the bottom. Any recommendations around swimming. Do greys do well in deep water with practice? Or should we avoid the deep all together? 

Also, do we need to bathe her now that she's been drenched in a chlorine treated pool? She is not itching or acting agitated in any way yet, but she's pretty much totally zonked at the moment from the swim. Would love any suggestions! Thanks as always!

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Get her an inflatable e-collar. Lots of dogs start to panic if they get water in their ears. The e-collar will keep her head above the water. 

Savvy greyhound owner Jennifer Bachelor maintains a blog with posts about training her agility dogs, training obedience, and training well-rounded dogs. She has dogs that swim, and links to some of her articles on the blog's swimming tag are here: http://neversaynevergreyhounds.blogspot.com/search/label/Riley Swimming

 

 


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Kathy and Q (CRT Qadeer from Fuzzy's Cannon and CRT Bonnie) and
Jane (WW's Aunt Jane from Trent Lee and Aunt M); photos to come.

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