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Swimming / Hydro Pool

Swimming is a natural solution to canine health & well-being

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THE BENEFITS OF SWIMMING

Dogs of all sizes and breeds love to swim. Swimming is not only fun, but also great exercise. Just five minutes of swimming is the equivalent of twenty minutes of walking! Wags & Whiskers provides toys and treats to encourage a beneficial swim for each dog, and our attendants are all trained for these special circumstances.

While we do not practice any medical physical therapy, swimming is a great form of non-impact exercise for dogs with special needs. Swimming is great for dogs with hip dysplasia, arthritis, elbow dysplasia, degenerative joint disease, sports injuries, obesity, pain and discomfort.

HERE’S JUST A FEW WAYS HYDRO-EXERCISE (SWIMMING) CAN BENEFIT YOUR DOG:

Fitness

All dogs enjoy the benefits of a low impact exercise like swimming as it helps:-

  • Builds muscle strength
  • Increases mobility
  • Improves quality of life
  • Provides a cardio workout that’s easy on the joints
  • Lose weight
  • Loads of fun

Recreation

  • Most dogs absolutely LOVE to swim.
  • We’re here to provide a safe and secure place for them to run, splash, and play!
  • Our pool is automatically filtered and PH checked
  • Dogs love having their birthday parties here!
  • Dogs and owners can join in with the lesson/swimming
  • We have family days so all the family can hire the pool for an hour exclusively

Rejuvenation

Swimming is not just for fun it can help all sorts of medical issues, including:

  • Hip & elbow dysplasia
  • Arthritis and stiff joints
  • Stroke or paralysis
  • Surgery after care

Training

Whether it’s your pup’s first time in the water or you’d like to start a dog diving career, we can help ensure your dog’s experience is a positive one!

We have life jackets for all sizes to help those first timers or those not that confident yet.

But my dog doesn’t know how to swim! What should I bring?

NOT TO WORRY! WE HELP DOGS OF ALL AGES, BREEDS, & SIZES TO BECOME CONFIDENT SWIMMERS. ALL IN A FUN, STRESS-FREE ENVIRONMENT.

DOGGY PADDLE, WHATEVER THE WEATHER!

FUN SWIM

A safe way to have water fun with your dogs and family. Offering small group sessions, one to ones, private hire for dog and family, plus a host of other exciting things as we grow …

Our pool will be indoors, this means it will not be affected by outside conditions and weather, so can run all year around. Our initial pool we will be operating is 8 metres x 4.5 metres (26ft x 14ft approx.), ideal for new dogs to learn about water and some training, it will be filtered and kept at a warm temperature.

Swimming for dogs is not just fun it can help with various aspects of their wellbeing and can offer benefits such as:-

  • Relief of pain, swelling and stiffness
  • Relaxation
  • Obesity
  • General fitness
  • Cardiovascular fitness

Various classes will be available including, Aqua Pups, Intro Swim, General Swim, Golden Oldie Swim, Big Swim, Little Swim, 1-2-1 Swim, Jump & Swim, Private Hire, Splash Parties & Private Parties.

All Classes, Hire and the Splash Party allows for up to 5 dogs per session.

Group sessions will be on a rotation bases, so that all dogs get a least 2 goes in the pool within the time allowed.

Owners ARE allowed in the pool with their own dogs and at their own risk.

 Please Note: Actual swimming time will depend upon the fitness and willingness of the guest to participate so we will ensure they are happy and willing to continue and so will be anywhere from 5 minutes increasing over visits up to a maximum of 20 minutes. However, if they are water babies they will be encouraged to be with us for a full 30 mins.

WHAT OUR FACILITIES OFFER

Doggy Pool Parties offer you the chance to gather as a family, or invite other friends – whether canine or human – to join the fun.

Our purpose-built, state of the art, facilities offer:

  • A selection of water toys and inflatables;
  • A poolside party area with table, chairs and café;
  • Separate dog and owner shower facilities;
  • Clean and warm water, heated to 29 degrees Celsius.

Sadly, we can’t allow children under 16 to swim but there is no other limit on the number of dogs or adults who can swim during your session. Younger ones can join the party by gathering at the poolside to watch the fun.

Intro Swim

Introduction Class for your dog to try the pool for the first time, these classes are open to all dogs and puppies. We ask that this be the first class you book, so that between us, we can assess your dog in the surroundings and in and around the pool. These Classes are also used for the more nervous dog or the dog that needs more time, with a maximum of 2 dogs per class from the same household.

All clients MUST have completed a Registration form for each and every dog attending, without this your session will NOT be booked or confirmed. A 25% deposit will be required when booking and the balance MUST be paid no later than 48 hours prior to the session.

Any missed or cancelled appointments within 24 hours will still be fully chargeable and you will not be entitled to a refund. We will allow you to reschedule your appointment within 24 hours.

General Swim

Classes for all dogs that happily swim, these classes let your dog swim off the ramp or jump from the deck and giving them some general pool exercise and water fun. With a maximum of 5 dogs per session.

Aqua Pups

For all pups and young dogs up to 6 months old, after their Intro Swim, with a maximum of 4 pups per class.

1-2-1 Swim*

These sessions are for any dog that needs that extra special care, as they maybe reactive or need that extra space around other dogs. Only ONE Dog is allowed in these sessions.

Private Hire

This allows you to hire the pool just for you own Dog or a group of Dogs. This can be used for Family Dogs, Friends, Parties or Clubs.

PRE-PAID BULK SESSION DISCOUNTS

We can offer a BULK SESSION DISCOUNTS, which are pre-paid and will be applied to the owner rather than the dogs themselves, this way if you have multiple dogs in your household you can spread the discount across all of your dogs.

ALL DISCOUNTS MUST BE PRE-PAID and are as follows:

All PRE-PAID SESSIONS will be emailed to you directly upon FULL receipt of payment and are valid for 12 months from date of purchase and may be booked as and when required, subject to session availability.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Please do NOT feed your dog/pup at least 2 hours prior to any session.
  • Please make sure your dog/pup has been to the toilet prior to their session. (You may be charged for any clean up caused by your dog fouling within our centre).
  • Please clear up after your dog, outside our centre and along our road.
  • Please bring your dogs own towels to dry them and a warm fleece, cover or coat for them to travel home in.
  • ALL DOGS MUST have attended an Intro Swim, prior to booking other sessions, this excludes 1 To 1 Sessions and Private Hire.
  • Intro Swim allows for up to 2 dogs per session & Aqua Pups allows for up to 4 puppies per session.
  • General Swims, may have up to 5 Dogs
  • Only ONE Dog may attend a 1 To 1 Session.
  • Private Hire, please Text or Email us with ALL Dogs attending to include their breeds, gender, any health issues, gender, behaviour issues or anything other relevant information, especially if booked for a Dogs Birthday Party, so that we can make additional arrangements if needed.
  • All sessions will last a maximum of 30 minutes, this includes arrival and departure time.
  • We recommend that NO DOG uses the pool for more than 20 minutes each, as 5 minutes of swimming is about the same as a 5 mile hard walk.
  • ALL DOGS, AT ALL TIMES ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DOGS OWNER, whilst on our premises.
  • Group sessions may be on a rotation bases, depending on the dogs in the session.
  • Please note that all sessions will be kept on strict timings and we ask that you arrive on time for your session. Any lateness may result in your session time being reduced or even cancelled accordingly.
  • There is limited space within our centre, please feel free to bring cages for your dog to help if you need to change clothes.
  • Due to the size of our centre and parking, we can only accommodate the people that have booked and CANNOT offer a drop-in service at present.
  • CANCELLATIONS AND RE-SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS, please note that if you need to cancel a session or re-schedule the session, please give us as much notice as possible, sessions cancelled less the 24 hours prior, will be charged, we cannot offer a refund or credit. ALL Sessions MUST be PRE-PAID.
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