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so for memorial day we went over to my mother-in-law's she has a huge yard the dogs play in and big swimming pool. We went swimming earlier in the dog and had the dogs swimming with us. after we got out we put the tarp on so the pool can stay heated since we weren't going to swim anymore for the rest of the day. well we had all went inside expect for the boxer and my scotty.

We had been inside for a about a half an hour. I hadn't heard the dogs at all so I look out side don't see them. So I step outside and start calling for them and the boxer comes down the steps from the pool. so I walk by the pool and I hear the water splashing against the side of the pool. (at this point I was freaking out) I walk up the steps to the pool and the big idiot jumped in the pool with the tarp on treading water and having a hard time keeping his head above the water. :mad: About five mins later he acted like nothing happened and ready to play again...

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Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really." - Carlotta Monterey O'Neill

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Nicole, I hate to follow your funny note with this one, but my next door neighbor lost her older dog (I think a bichon) because he fell in her pool and couldn't get out. I have no idea if he had ever jumped in the pool but apparently had been running around the edge of their pool for years with no mishap. But this one time, early in the AM, he fell in accidentally when she was in the house. This happened last year. It still makes me feel sad.

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Sounds familiar 'jumping in with the tarp on'. Our last cairn "Simon" was having a weekend with my parents when we were away one time and they had planned a three hour day trip for my mother to see an eye specialist. My father decided to take Simon for the trip rather than leave him with my sister for the day. They ended up having to stay the night to revisit the doctor the next morning. They stayed with some friends who had a pool (it was fall so not swimming weather here) and Simon walked out onto the pool tarp. He got to the middle of the pool before he started sinking. They had to pull him in on the tarp and he was doing some major treading water I guess. I just about died when they told me the story. It was bad enough they had to stay at friends house with the dog but then he almost drowns. Pool tarps are very deceiving to dogs. Very dangerous. I wouldn't trust Max around a pool.

Maddy's Max

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I hope I don't eat my words. Its just like parents of kids. We have to be alert and watching. We have a man-made stream and pond in our yard, as well as a deep well red-wood hot tub. We are very careful with ours, and the pond and stream are not too deep for them to stand; however, it is always on our minds about the hot tub, which is easily 3' deep. Ours love to play in the water, and chase spiders and water snakes, etc. We just are like parents we worry, watch, etc.

All in all I would never still away their fun, but try to be responsible. So, let them swim.....as long as you are around to keep a watchful eye.

Ang.

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I don't even know how he got up to the pool b/c the steps are really steep.. I'll see if I can find a picture of it...now we we put up all the ladders so he can't go up there when were not looking

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Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really." - Carlotta Monterey O'Neill

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On a house hunt on the blazing hot east coast right now and saw a few homes with pools. I worried about the dog if pool was right off the back porch, and then came home and read this thread right after looking at those houses. This definitely further cemented that I don't want the hassle of a pool even if it is 95 deg the 1st of june! Thanks for reinforcing that for me! We have a manmade pond in current backyard, and Currey can't be out w/o a leash cuz it is loaded with algaecide and algae and he just wants to drink it non-stop :sick:

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well..you could still get a pool just keep the gates locked when your not out there with him

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Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really." - Carlotta Monterey O'Neill

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