The Benefits of Swimming for Dogs

Dogs love all types of play: chasing after balls, going on walks, catching frisbees, and playing in the water. But did you know that playing in the pool is so much more than just a fun afternoon activity for your dog? Swimming provides several great benefits for your dog! A swim at Wag N’ Paddle is the best way for your dog to gain confidence in the water, build up muscle tone, increase endurance and release extra energy.

Swimming at Wag N’ Paddle

Release Energy

Adult dogs sleep an average of 12-14 hours each day. It’s no wonder they have so much pent-up energy they need to release. A quick walk around the neighborhood can suffice, but swimming is so much more fun and way easier on the body. Give your dog a break from the monotony and bring them to Wag N’ Paddle for a 30-minute swim with one of our trained swim coaches. While we don’t permit you to be in the pool with your dog, we highly encourage you to hang by the side to interact and encourage your pup as they enjoy the pool.


Did you know that a 5-minute intense swim in the pool is equivalent to running over 3 miles? It would take you and your dog nearly an hour to walk 3 miles. Your dog doesn’t need to swim hard their entire 30-minute pool visit to fit in a great work out and have fun while doing it. Our swim coaches are trained to help your dog maximize their time by helping your dog learn proper swim form and improve their fitness level. Dogs don’t inherently know how to swim so taking them to Wag N’ Paddle to learn is a great way to ensure they stay safe when you take them to the lake.

Warm Water Swim

Swimming is a great alternative form of exercise for dogs that aren’t quite able to make that walk around the block anymore or run in the dog park like they used to due to old age or perhaps an injury.  Our heated pool is set at a comfortable temperature for your dog that will feel just like a hot tub.  If your dog is healthy enough to swim, a leisurely swim session in our warm pool will loosen up those sore, tight muscles and have your dog feeling relaxed and at ease (they won’t even realize they are working those muscles while in the pool).

Swimming is extremely beneficial for dogs needing exercise, energy release or low-impact exercise options. At Wag N’ Paddle, we offer 30-minute swim classes with a trained swim coach to help your dog enjoy their workout and increase their fitness abilities. Our individual, sanitized, and heated pools are the perfect place for your pooch to enjoy a relaxing afternoon. Fill out your application today before your visit to Wag N’ Paddle. For more information about our pools as well as the other benefits of our facility, please contact us today.

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