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Question Pool question??

I was just wondering........we are opening our pool next week and I was wondering whether it'l be OK to let Duncan in for a swim.I am a little concerned that the chorline may dry out his skin and ruin his great coat.
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I would think it would be fine, as long as you bathe him afterwards to get out the chemicals.


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Remember to keep an eye on him with the pool...

dogs can get in but can't get out so they'll swim and swim until they can't anymore.

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I agree bath him afterwards .
? Is this his first time in the pool as he should not be left unsupervised as sometimes they cannot get out of the pool on their own and sometimes they do not like it quite as much as we think they do .
The chlorine may hurt their eyes .. Our dogs went in once and that was it for them ..
We do not heavily chlorinate our pool . I would not alow him in on the day you add chemicals either ..
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I have a salt generated system so its much easier on skin/hair. I think the first few times they get into the pool you need to make sure they know where the steps are, just incase they ever fall in....they know how to get out.

Gucci enjoys the pool I don't think its bad at all for them to swim.

Great exercise and a great way to cool off on hot days.

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Duncan will only be in while we are in the pool.I am always on the deck when my girls are in too.I think it'll be cool to see how he likes/dislikes it.I'll keep you all posted!!
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And don't forget the pictures!!!
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As for dogs not being able to get out of the pool themselves - I saw a special ramp that is made just for that purpose. Problem is, I have brain freeze and can't remember where I saw it. Maybe Foster & Smith catalog.


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Max doesn't like the pool...We took him in once and he went right out. Now we bought him a baby pool to see if he'll use that. Last weekend he went in for a minute, then jumped right out... Any suggestions? We thought Havanese loved to swim!!
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Any suggestions? We thought Havanese loved to swim!!
Well, some men think all women love chocolate, and that's not necessarily true either. Maybe Max just doesn't care to get his hair wet.
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