Indoor Dog Swimming
For Dogs Who love to Splash – Our Partnership with Doggy Paddle
We all know the benefits of swimming for people, and it is also a great healthy exercise for our darling pets. We are very excited about the partnership we formed in 2017 with Chicago’s largest dog swimming facility, Doggy Paddle, to offer K9U Chicago daycare and Boarding clients with an opportunity to add indoor dog swimming to their K9U Chicago experience.
Why Swimming Is Good for Dogs:
Indoor swimming is a low-impact aerobic exercise that promotes physical and psychological well-being that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Additional benefits include:
- Enhanced respiratory functions
- Improved flexibility and mobility
- Reduced inflammation
- Stronger muscle and bone mass
- Increased circulation
- Weight loss
- Mental stimulation
- Reduce stress and anxiety
Weekly Dog Swimming Trip Schedule
We take daycare or boarding dogs to Doggy Paddle in our K9U Chicago vans on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings for a swim session. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. All vaccination and medical information for each participating dog will be communicated to Doggy Paddle in advance so they are aware of any existing or special conditions.
There is an additional $30 fee for round trip transportation to Doggy Paddle and the supervised 30-minute swim session. All dogs must be K9U Chicago daycare dogs to participate in the additional swim session option.
Dogs will be introduced to the pools individually to assess their reaction to swimming indoors. After the first session it will be determined if some dogs can swim with other dogs in the same pool in a small playgroup or if they should swim alone with a trained Doggy Paddle instructor.
Doggy Paddle Swimming Terms and Requirements
- Eliminate waste before entering the water or indoor facility
- Be sure the dog is current on all required vaccines.
- Notify facility staff of any medical conditions if your dog is swimming under the supervision of trained instructors.
We love seeing the dogs enjoy this fitness option. If you are wondering if this is right for your dog, please read our dog indoor swimming blog and feel free to call us for a consultation.
What we offer:
Our climate-controlled boarding is monitored 24‑hours by onsite staff and provides your dog with supervised socialized play several hours each day during the stay.
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Our trainers offer classes for puppies to beginning or experienced obedience along with an agility course to help each dog reach their full potential.
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