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Little swimming pools and Hav coats

Just wondering if you put your Hav in a pool and they seem to not mind it, thereby become soaked......do you have to blow them dry like you do after a bath? I'm afraid they will get all matted after getting so wet. I don't want to spend three hours bathing, grooming, drying everytime they get wet in the pool. I just bought one of those little plastic pools and haven't tried it yet, but just started wondering what it would do to their coats? Anybody have thoughts on that....

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I've found if MeMe gets wet playing, as long as she doesn't have mats and problems to begin with, I just let her air dry and then brush with the conditioning solution once she's dry.


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Cicero "loves" the pool but only gets in when someone else is in...and ingores it other times. I guess it might be that he just loves being with people. He will stay in as long as we let him. I then rinse, let him dry and brush out with a spray conditioner. I do think they need a rinse after being in a treated pool, but with a small pool I think just let dry and brush.


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Yup, you'll definitely be spending some time combing them out after a dip in the kiddie pool, but hey... that's what summer is about ! Getting wet and having fun. One more good reason to consider a puppy cut. lol




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I have one of those plastic kid pools too and my daughter's dogs love it. Kodi and Shelby love the beach, but not the pool. Shelby loves sitting under the sprinkler.

Last summer we went to Cape Cod and they were on the beach every day for 5 days. The night before we left I gave them a good bath and had to do some dematting, but not too bad.


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After a romp in the baby pool (just regular hose water) Roxie either air dries or if I need to hurry it up, we do the blow dryer with a bit of spray conditioner. She still has her puppy coat and is brushed daily and we haven't had any problems with matting. She loves, loves, loves the little pool... I have to be sure and dump it out or she'll jump in it in the blink of an eye!

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My big suggestion is to have them completely brushed out before you let them in the pool. I just learned this lesson with Dora and Belle this weekend!

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Thanks for all the hints.....I tried it out tonight for a little bit. Doc seemed to like it but Izzy wasn't too keen on the whole thing. She would hold one paw up, look at me, and seemed to say...."OK, so have you had your fun yet? Get me the #@$% out of here!" LOL. It may just be a Doc toy, but we'll see.

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Judy, Tessa loves the water and has been in it often, both at the beach and the pool. I do give a quick bath but no blow dry and she was fine. But if you don't have chlorine I'd just let him air dry.

Tucker however doesn't even like getting his paws wet so it will be interesting to see what happens in FL in August
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