All dogs can benefit from swimming, no matter age or breed. Yes, some breeds like the water better than others but once they get comfortable around it, you can’t keep most of them out of it. Here’s a list of 5 that are great for the dog and the humans!

Physical Fitness: Swimming is a great low-impact exercise that provides a full-body workout for dogs. It helps build and tone muscles, improve cardiovascular health, and increase overall fitness levels. Regular swimming can keep dogs in excellent shape, especially for those with joint issues or overweight dogs who need to avoid excessive strain on their joints.

Joint Health: Swimming is a non-weight-bearing activity, which means it puts less stress on the joints compared to activities like running or jumping. It’s especially beneficial for dogs with arthritis, hip dysplasia, or recovering from joint surgery. The buoyancy of water reduces pressure on the joints, allowing dogs to move and exercise without discomfort.

Weight Management: Swimming is an excellent calorie-burning activity. It helps dogs shed excess weight and maintain a healthy body weight. Dogs struggling with obesity or weight-related health issues can benefit greatly from regular swimming sessions, as it provides a high-energy workout without straining their joints.

Mental Stimulation: Swimming engages a dog’s mind as well as their body. It requires them to focus, coordinate their movements, and adapt to the water environment. The mental stimulation provided by swimming can help alleviate boredom, reduce destructive behaviors, and improve overall mental well-being.

Confidence and Behavior: Swimming can help build a dog’s confidence, especially for those who may be fearful or anxious around water. Gradual exposure to swimming can help them overcome their fears, resulting in increased self-assurance and improved behavior. Additionally, swimming can help tire out energetic dogs, reducing hyperactivity and promoting better behavior at home.

Are you ready to see what your dog does with the water, in a safe, controlled environment? Book your dog an assisted swim.