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Pool issue and Thanks to this forum.........

I haven't been a huge poster but I do read from time to time but as the title says, and common sense, I guess, I am extremely greatful tonight. We have, since May, an inground pool. It is completely inclosed by a five foot fence. The ONLY time my dogs are allowed out in this enclosure is when someone/adult is with them. Which is easy, because my kids aren't allowed without adult supervision either. Lol.

Well anyway, tonight my darling Dazey, who, of course I love more than anything, decided that while she was outside she could walk on water/solar cover. Scared the crap outta me! She was clueless! She was going the wrong way, not towards me and the side, but away from both! It's like they don't know which way to go except whats in front of them and here I was yelling right behind her!I finally pulled the cover over with her on it and got her out, but I was about to go in, much to DH's chagrin.."why would we both drown?" he says. Lol. He was just kidding, because he knows how much I love her, and he knows I'd go there, lol.

She's fine, wet, but fine. But be careful pool owners, please, they (havanese) think they can walk on water. Of course, we owners think they do too!

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Oh I know exactly what that scare feels like. (see this thread!) I'm glad Dazey is safe and you too! The good news is, she probably won't ever do that again! Oliver fell in the pool this spring and although he seemed unphased at the time (unlike me!), now he doesn't want anything to do with the pool. I'm glad you were watching Miss Dazey!

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That's the beauty of this forum. Thank you.

Dazey's a water dog. She has been raised with pools and with boats. Solar covers are...somewhat new, because at our old house the pool was out of her reach.

I'll tell ya, the little weeny scared her momma tonight, I wouldn't have drowned, she went in at the shallow end, but she could have drowned easily. Why would she go there, after this amount of time? I don't get it. Dogs.....................like kids......you can never tell
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My heart is aflutter thinking about your scare......so happy to hear you had a good outcome, but I can imagine that it is a continued concern....

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My sister has an inground pool. Last summer I brought my girls and my BF's Maltese/Bichon/Heinz 57 SPCA Special to swim there. Well, as soon as he hit the ground he ran right into the pool. He had no idea what he had done. The kids had to fish him out. My sister has a special collar for her Bichon that sounds if he jumps in, but still she never leaves him near the pool alone.

A few months ago a woman I work with was in her house doing chores and her dog (who could swim) drowned in her pool. It was awful.
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WELCOME TO YOU BOTH!!! I am glad dazey is safe.




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I am so glad your baby is safe, that is so scary. Do they make a cover that is secured to the sides of the pool that wont sink down with weight on it? I remember hearing about it from a pool owner who had little toddlers. It might be worth looking into something to secure the sides so you have more time and just in case it happens again.

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Why would she go there, after this amount of time? I don't get it. Dogs.....................like kids......you can never tell
That statement is so true. I had a yorkie who after years of avoiding the pool and spa, one day decided he could walk across the bubble plastic on the spa. It was exacly like you described with Dazey, I think he thought he could walk across it. (It just floats on the surface) I managed to get him out without him falling under, but I thought the same thing...."why the heck did he do that???"

Bottom line is they can't be out unattended if you have a pool. I just always go out with them. I know if I'm there and they fall in, I can get them out.

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By the way, they have special steps for dogs now that if they fall into a pool, that they can use them to get out. I was going to post a photo a few weeks ago and now feel badly that I didn't. I'm so glad that everything turned out okay for you. What a very scary feeling. If you can't find them, PM me and I'll see if I can find a link for you.


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I am so glad that you were there to snatch her up. I had a similar experience when mine, who probably had never seen a pool, walked up to Shelley's pool (HI!) and jumped in. Scared the wits out of me and I didn't give it any time to see if he could swim or not. He did look pretty dazed.
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