Teach a dog to swim
If you first went to the beach with a dog, swimming will be a great workout for your pet, which is overwhelmed with energy and desire to play. Animals that are bored and lonely often give vent to resentment and anger, damaging household items. If your pet has not yet swum in the open water, in the summer you can start training.
We accustom to water
Start with a walk by the pond. If the pet does not dare to go into the water, run away from it, go knee-deep into the water and carry it along with the game. When the dog walks a few meters across the water or brings a stick from the shallow water, encourage her.
Learning to swim
To teach a dog to swim, call her to him, going deeper. When the dog is in a deep place, it will randomly hit its front paws on the water. At this time, you need to slightly support her under the stomach, helping to cope with excitement. Soon, dog movements will become more coordinated and confident. Accustoming the dog to swimming, never use coercion and do not try, taking it in your arms, to bring it to the depths.
What rules should be followed when bathing a dog?
The optimum temperature for bathing the dog is plus 20−22 ° C, the duration of bathing is 10-15 minutes. It is best to go to the beach in the morning or in the evening, before eating. Do not let the dog get into the water hot. If she has just been actively running, wet her head first and give her a drink. Do not allow the dog and do not provoke it to dive. Take a dog towel to the beach and after bathing wipe the animal (if the air is cooler than water), especially wet your ears.
In what reservoirs is it not recommended to allow the dog to swim?
In rivers or ponds of large industrial cities. Do not bathe your dog in a standing reservoir, where a lot of waterfowl live. The larvae of her helminths can float on the surface of the water and penetrate the skin of the dog, which then causes itching and anxiety of your pet for two weeks. Avoid bodies of water with steep muddy shores and fast currents, as well as those with underwater pits and rocks. Reservoirs that are open SES for bathing people are quite suitable for bathing dogs, unless, of course, there are special signs "Bathing dogs is prohibited." Often, dog owners, traveling to rest on the sea, take their pets with them. It must be remembered that the water in the sea is salty and can irritate the skin of the dog. After bathing in salt water, be sure to rinse the dog under a freshwater shower.
In which case should the animal be washed after bathing?
An animal must be washed if, after bathing, it was outdoors for a long time, wallowing in the sand and frolic in road dust. If the dog came out of the water dirty or after bathing there is an unpleasant odor, it must be washed using a special shampoo for dogs, and it is desirable that this product is of high quality, then it will not dry the skin, and the pet's coat will be silky and shiny.