Have a hot dog on your hands? Instead of watching them pant all summer, give them a lovely doggy pool to cool off in when the mercury rises.
When shopping for a doggy pool, the most important consideration should be quality. You definitely want to choose a pool that is made well because cheap or poor-quality materials will only tear. Give your dog’s nails a trim and make sure they’re not too long or sharp before letting them in a pool. If your dog’s nails aren’t trimmed, they might rip the lining or get stuck or snagged.
With that said, we’ve done our research for you and found some of the very best paddling pools for your dog—and boy are there some options!
This top-selling pup pool is great for small and large dogs alike. A simple drain makes filling and draining a breeze—and paneled sides mean that you can fold it up for easy storage. You also don’t have to worry about inflating this doggy pool, though you may want to use some tarpaulin under the pool if it’s on a hard, rough surface.
Super easy to set up, this pool can go with you everywhere since it folds like a dream. The bottom is made with especially thick material to withstand regular use, and it’s also slip-resistant so it’s even safe for older dogs. Extra perk—toddlers love this pool too!
This foldable, PVC pool is what your dog’s dreams are made of. Boasting plenty of space for pets of all sizes, this pool is durable, deep and a doddle to drain. What more could we (or our pets) ask for?
Make your pet the envy of the neighbourhood pooches with this sleek and durable pool that’s easy to tote around anywhere. A simple twist off cap will drain the water, and the truck bed liner material means that dog nails shouldn’t have much impact—so let your furry one splash away.
This pool comes in different sizes, so grab the one that best fits your particular dog. It’s also really easy to fill up, and the water empties in a flash thanks to a good-sized drain. Stands up well to playful pets (and kids!) and it’s a piece of cake to fold it up and tuck it away for the winter.
This pool will quickly become your dog’s favourite place to kick back in hot weather. It can be used indoors as well as in the garden and can also be filled with sand or turned into a ball pit when it’s not being used to cool down your furry little buddy. The versatile pool comes in three different sizes and the anti-slip, wear-resistant material at the bottom will prevent your dog from sliding around. Simply drain it through its little spout and fold it up when it’s time to pack it away.
You’ll be able to throw an animal pool party with this beauty! Your dogs will adore the space they have to splash around in, and you’ll appreciate the fact that it’s durable and super easy to assemble and drain. Invite the four-legged neighbours over for a cool-down sesh.
This tough paddling pool can be used indoors as well as outside and can transform into a sand or ball pit as desired. It’s easy to drain and fold, plus it comes with a one-year warranty. The shimmering water print on its anti-slip lining will make you and your dog feel like you’re on holiday when the sun’s got its hat on!
This sturdy doggy paddling pool keeps its shape using strong wire hoops so if your dog gets a bit too enthusiastic it won’t lose any water. It’s nice and deep and will allow even the largest of dogs to cool down comfortably. It’s also incredibly compact when folded up so you can take it with you on your travels.
Unlike many doggy pools, this paddling pool uses thin wooden panels—not cardboard—to keep its shape so there’s less chance of any damage occurring. This also means that it can be used as a ball pit when not filled with water. As well as being robust, it has a non-slip lining so your furry wee mate can splash around till their heart’s content without doing themselves any damage. It’s available in three sizes, has a quick drain plug, and comes with a waterproof grooming brush, and a one-year warranty!
Not all dogs are natural born swimmers like Labradors, water spaniels or poodles. If yours is one of the less-than-graceful water ballerinas (we’re looking at you, bulldogs, pugs, corgis, and dachshunds),a life jacket is a great investment. Ensuring all your dog’s aquatic interactions are positive will help you enjoy a cool summer on the water with your dog at your side. And if you need more info on teaching your dog how to swim, look no further, our Doggie Paddle for Beginners: How to Teach Your Dog to Swim article will tell you everything you need to know!
This full-body pet life jacket will keep your dog upright and happy while they’re playing in the pool. It comes in five different sizes and is constructed with extra padding to enable strong buoyancy in the water without restricting your dog’s movement. Happy swimming!
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