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Summer is just around the corner, and you are planning which beach to hit during your vacation. But it would help if you considered taking your dog for a swim too, instead of leaving him at home making him wait for you.
Dogs can be taught how to swim, and there are many benefits you can get from it. Some dog breeds like retrievers are more comfortable with water than some other breeds. Still, almost all can be taught how to swim with very little or no effort. Today, we are going to be talking about some of the benefits you can get by teaching your beloved pet how to move those paws in water:
1. Protect the Dog
According to an estimate, nearly 40,000 dogs die each year by drowning. Many people would find this somewhat surprising as they might think that swimming comes naturally for a dog. However, that’s not true at all. When not trained enough, dogs can get very tired very quickly due to moving their upper paws fast in panic, which may cause them to drown. So, teaching your dog swimming can protect them from such danger, and they can also be trained to help someone from drowning. Such a fantastic species dogs are!
2. An Excellent Way to Exercise
Just like for humans, swimming is a great exercise for losing weight in pets. When not taken on walks regularly, many dogs can gain extra weight, leading to obesity and heart disease. So, to lose this weight, dogs need regular physical activity, which can be provided by swimming.
3. Extra Energy
Dogs are energetic creatures. They need to release their energy one way or another to keep them stable, or else they may become violent. Swimming is a great way to release extra energy as it requires extreme physical capability and consumes a large amount of effort.
So, it is highly beneficial to teach your dog how to swim as it provides health benefits for you and your dog. You can enjoy a great swim with your lovely pet and make your efforts worthwhile.