Friday, May 11, 2012
A couple of days ago husband and son worked to spread our pool cover over our curvy pool. Tucker thought he could "walk on water" while they were working! Of course you can't walk on water Tucker though for awhile you did walk on the cover till you got to the edge of it then
When we brought Tucker home our pool cover was folded up for next summer and we of course familiarized him with the pool edges and the water. He never once tried to get in. He seemed pool safe. He hadn't learned that the cover skims the surface of the water and beneath it is not solid ground.
He tried twice while they put it on and both times they had to teach him that no, he can't get in the pool. Thankfully he can dog paddle.
There is a lesson here. Have you introduced your poochie to the pool and pool cover yet? We use to have a pool fence when we had little kids but we removed it once our son was near 7 and would not get in the pool without an adult watching . I wish our pool was a shape that we could have a cover that you could walk on or the kind of pool safety fence that is easy to remove as needed and put back up. Ours was 6 foot high rod iron fencing that made you feel like you were an outsider looking into a apartment pool.
So if you haven't double checked to see how your poochie is around a pool, maybe remind them of where the steps are if by chance they fall in. Have a practice drill for their safety and your peace of mind.
The photo above is done by a photographer Seth Casteel. Check out his amazing doggy underwater photos!