Initial Swim Assessment and Assisted Swims All dogs whether swimming for recovery or for fun will be required to have a swim assessment on their first visit. We will put on a harness or a float vest during their initial swim session. If the dog is already an experienced swimmer, the float vest can be omitted. Most dogs will only require the vest for a short period of time before feeling comfortable in the water. In assisted swims, a canine swim specialist will assist your dog in and out of the pool and will work with the dog in the pool during their session.
Self Swims Dogs that are already experienced swimmers will be allowed to self-swim after one assisted session to demonstrate they do not need assistance. The owner can bring their dog's favorite toys to throw for retrieving, or we will have toys available. Self swims are great for healthy dogs who love swimming and are just needing some play time and exercise and also wonderful to keep performance dogs in top physical condition.