Pool Safety Product - the Skamper Ramp - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
Kimberly
 
Havtahava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 10,275
Submit Photo: 5
Photo Submissions 18 Times in 12 Posts
Pool Safety Product - the Skamper Ramp

The AKC's March issue of YourAKC is featuring the Skamper Ramp as one of their New Product Showcase items.

If you have a pool in your backyard, this looks like an interesting option for aiding your dog if you are not around if s/he slips into the pool.


Skamper-Ramp
Havtahava is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 01:30 PM
Gucci's mom
 
Thumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 9,378
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 12 Times in 11 Posts
That is pretty cool. Gucci doesn't play in the backyard unsupervised (even on a freezing day I watch her in the window, she always hurries!) But, I wonder if she'd be more likely to swim with us?

Kara
Thumper is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
Kimberly
 
Havtahava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 10,275
Submit Photo: 5
Photo Submissions 18 Times in 12 Posts
Oh, that's an interesting idea, Kara. At least if she knew she could get out when she wants, maybe it would encourage family pool time.

Have you had her in before? I wonder how they do with chlorine - unless your pool is a non-chlorine pool.
Havtahava is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 01:38 PM
momof2
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
That is a wonderful idea! If a person doesn't have steps to get in and out...this could save a life. Made me smile to think of the doggy/kitty lives it could save. Or a child for that matter, god forbid, it is something to hold onto.
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 01:41 PM
Gucci's mom
 
Thumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 9,378
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 12 Times in 11 Posts
No, we don't use chlorine, we have the natural salt generator. She will get in with me (if I hold her) and she doesn't mind floating on the mat (with me, of course). But I haven't gotten her to jump on to the step.

We have a pool bench in the shallow end that we usually end up sitting and hanging out under the umbrella.

Kara
Thumper is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 02:08 PM
Senior Member
 
Jacklyn Weeks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 262
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
I recently saw a video on youtube about some havs swimming in a pool and I was wondering if Norah would ever. We have a pool but it is gated. (She's not allowed outside alone anyway as we live on 5 acres and I get scared about her running away/hawks/coyotes etc.) I would never let a dog in show coat swim (so much hair might weigh them down?) but would Norah be ale to swim in a chloronated pool or is it bad for them? I have heard chlorine dries out their skin...
Jacklyn Weeks is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 05:02 PM
Tori's mom
 
Leslie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sunny SoCal
Posts: 4,988
Submit Photo: 19
Photo Submissions 10 Times in 6 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Havtahava View Post
Oh, that's an interesting idea, Kara. At least if she knew she could get out when she wants, maybe it would encourage family pool time.

Have you had her in before? I wonder how they do with chlorine - unless your pool is a non-chlorine pool.
Many years ago I had a boyfriend who owned a white German Shepherd named Cookie. That dog LOVED to swim. Can I tell you we got some mighty strange looks from folks when we'd take that GREEN dog walking with us!

~Leslie

At our house, we spell happiness H-A-V-A-N-E-S-E
Leslie is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 05:23 PM
momof2
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
"Many years ago I had a boyfriend who owned a white German Shepherd named Cookie. That dog LOVED to swim. Can I tell you we got some mighty strange looks from folks when we'd take that GREEN dog walking with us! "

************

Hopefully with St. Patty's day coming up those with 'green chlorinated' dogs wouldn't get into trouble like the pink Poodle for Breast Cancer.
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 05:27 PM
Kubrick & Hitchcock's Mom
 
Lina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 7,774
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 33 Times in 24 Posts
Kristy,


Visit my blog
-----
Check out my photos
-----
Photography (pets, people, weddings) - TripleC Photography
Lina is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 06:13 PM
Amanda
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 9,576
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 31 Times in 22 Posts
Leslie- maybe we should test your pool with Isabelle!

I have to tell you about our pool when I was younger. I was suppose to put chemicals in it. I turned off the filter and left for 3 days. I came back and it was so gross. I went to the store and got the shocking treatment. My bf (also many moons ago!) jumped in and immediately his shorts were bleached! Let's just say I learned my lesson before he put his head under water!

I wonder if Dora would swim!

Dora, Dasher, & Belle's Mommy
www.belledoradasher.blogspot.com

Thinking of adding a Neezer, check out this thread!
ama0722 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome