Pool time can be a great way for dogs to get exercise and cool off when it is hot, but pools can pose a drowning hazard for dogs as well. The getting in part is easy, it’s the getting out part that can be difficult. Dogs, unfortunately, can fall into a pool because of poor eyesight, arthritis, or even chasing something. So, even if your dog doesn’t like the pool, he needs to be trained on how to exit the pool. A dog should be trained that the stairs are the only entry and exit point that a dog uses for a pool. If you have a small dog, you will need smaller steps using bricks or better yet, ramps are available for in-pool use.
Whole Dog Journal has an excellent in depth article that we could not beat so we suggest heading over to their site and reading. Click here