Swimming Paws

An exclusive swim club, for dogs only!

 

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Swimming Paws

Do to the OVERWHELMING Positive Response we are forced to stop taking anymore evaluations at this time. If you have already signed up or called YOU ARE STILL ON THE WAITLIST. The waitlist has grown to 2-3 months back log. We have only 4 evaluation/lesson slots available per week. The rest of our slots are filled with existing clientele of independent swimmers.  Please check back in the summer months to see if we have more slots available. Thank you for your interest and support.

The Swimming Paws is Getting Dogs Wet

Taking Reservations, Call
302-588-POOL (302-588-7665)
Check out the latest reasons and videos why dogs enjoy Swimming Paws!

The Swimming Paws Canine Swim Club is getting many breeds into the water, helping the dogs with cardiovascular conditioning and even conditioning their coat and skin. 

Call 302-588-7665 or fill out our online Sigh Up Form to schedule a swim evaluation, and Carrie will help teach your dog how much fun swimming can be!

Latest at the Academy

Our next session of classes will begin the week of July 4th, 2016.

Click Here to View the Class Schedule:

Obedience

Agility

Showing Handling/Conformation

Puppy Head Start

Focus on Practical Tricks Class

Canine Good Citizen

Canine Good Citizen Advanced

Nose Work Classes

We Need a Few Good People

The Academy needs a few well qualified people to aid in group instruction in Obedience, Agility and all other classes we provide.

WELL QUALIFIED MEANS: EXPERIENCE IN COMPETITION OBEDIENCE, CD AND CDX, ETC.RALLY OBEDIENCE, TREIBBALL, NOSEWORK, ANY OR ALL OF THE ABOVE, GREAT PEOPLE SKILLS, PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE A BIG PLUS ALL ACADEMY STAFF PERKS WILL BE PROVIDED- EG. FREE CLUB MEMBERSHIP, CLOTHING, SWIMMING, CLASSES PRE-APPROVED SEMINAR FEES IN RELATED CLASSES, TRAVEL COMPENSATION FOR CLASS TIME

Please call Don Brown ast 302-588-4636 for initial phone interview and possible meeting for further selection.

 

Swimming Paws Canine Swim Club

Swimming provides impact free cardiovascular exercise.

The purpose of the "Swimming Paws" Swim Center is to provide a state of the art year round swimming facility for our dogs. The pool is 25' x 15', it is solar heated (with back up heat when there is no sun). The decking and stairs are safe slip proof materials. "Swimming Paws" provides scheduled evaluation of your dog's water abilities, swimming lessons if needed, and swim time.

Carrie teaching an AkBash Dog

SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF SWIMMING YOUR DOGS ARE:

  • Swimming and having fun!Swimming provides impact free cardiovascular exercise. 15 minutes of swimming is the equivalent of a two mile walk.
  • All major muscle groups are involved in swimming providing shaping and toning, thus increasing strength and support for joints and ligaments.
  • Swimming is a great release for toxic energy. Swimming burns this energy leaving the dog more relaxed and then able to interact with his family in a better way.
  • Swimming helps with weight management along with diet in over weight dogs.
  • Can provide buoyant range of motion improvement in convalescing dogs. Talk to your Veterinarian.
  • Canine athletes after trials and shows can get the benefits of the warm pool water to sooth muscles and joints.
  • Most dogs just plain enjoy the water and will swim willingly.

See the various breeds and reasons for swimming your dog!

 

Click Here to see some Videos and Photos of the Swimming Paws Canine Swim Club

 

Click Here to see Photos from our 1st Anniversary Part for Swimming Paws

 

Carrie encouraging the black lab

 

What's New at Swimming Paws:

  • After undergoing hip surgery Gatsby takes swimming lessons to relearn to use the muscles of his left leg. He now loves swimming.


 

 

TO BEGIN GETTING YOUR PAWS WET:

Making an appointment for an initial swimming readiness evaluation. Call Carrie at 302-588-POOL or 302-588-7665.
If your dog needs swimming lessons they are available with our swim coach.
If your dog is viewed as a swimmer you can then schedule swim time monitored by our lifeguards.
Life vests are available if required for non-swimmers at the start of lessons or for geriatric dogs who need a bit of help.


Watch Trinity & Briscoe show you how much they enjoy Swimming Paws!

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Owners are not allowed in the pool, but are encouraged to join the dog on the deck and throw toys, etc.
Wash and dry area provided (bring your own towels).

Dogs having fun at Swimming Paws, Click to see more photos from the 1st Anniversary Party!

CHARGES AND FEES:
EVERYONE MUST HAVE AN INITIAL SWIM EVALUATION!!!

CHARGES AND FEES:
EVERYONE MUST HAVE AN INITIAL SWIM EVALUATION!!!
45-MINUTE INITIAL EVALUATION SWIM (MANDATORY) See Note Below ** $40.00 per dog
45-MINUTE ASSISTED SWIMS, PACKAGE of 4 4 SWIMS for $160.00
20-MINUTE ASSISTED SWIM PACKAGE of 4 4 SWIMS for $140.00
20-MINUTE UNASSISTED SWIM PACKAGE of 4 4 SWIMS for $100.00
20-MINUTE UNASSISTED SWIM PACKAGE of 10 10 SWIMS for $200.00
20-MINUTE UNASSISTED SWIM PACKAGE of 20 20 SWIMS for $300.00

** Do to the OVERWHELMING Positive Response we are forced to stop taking anymore evaluations at this time. If you have already signed up or called YOU ARE STILL ON THE WAITLIST. The waitlist has grown to 2-3 months back log. We have only 4 evaluation/lesson slots available per week. The rest of our slots are filled with existing clientele of independent swimmers.  Please check back in the summer months to see if we have more slots available. Thank you for your interest and support.

Click Here to Sign Up for Swims and Evaluations

 

New Cancellation Policy Starting August 8, 2011
Due to the high demand for swimming time slots, we must implement the following cancellation policy:
MUST GIVE 48-HOUR NOTICE.
Less than 48 hours notice will cost $10.00, to be paid at next appointment.
Less than 24 hours notice, you will lose one swim.
No Call - No Show, you will lose your swim and your standing appointment.

Three ways to contact the instructor:
Best way: Phone 302-588-POOL (7665)
2nd best way: Text same number as above.
3rd best way: E-mail
swimmingpaws@gmail.com

Swim a second or third dog for $7.00 extra per dog. Paid at the time a 10- or 20-swims package is purchased. Dog must have the same owner.

Members of the Academy Club will receive a 10% discount on the above rates.Swimming Paws with Rubber Ducky

Call or email to visit facility to see and ask questions. 20 minutes of swimming will be more than most dogs can do in any one session. Longer swim periods can be arranged at an additional fee.

POOL RULES:

  • All swimmwers must be clean and brushed at home before appointments.
  • Do not feed your dog for at least 3 hours before swim time.
  • Be on time and exercise your dog in the areas we provide.
  • Please Read Cancellation Policy
  • Bring towels, combs, brushes, shampoo, etc.
  • Bring floating toys to retrieve.
  • Pool is for dogs and "Swimming Paws" staff only.
  • If a dog is judged in need of grooming before swimming it may be denied acces to the pool for the protection of others. Again, please groom at home.
  • All swimmers must be in good health and up to date on shots.
  • No females in heat.
  • Please leave after-swim area as you found it.

Click Here to see some of our Swimming Paws Members!

 

A Special for Paws for People

Join Our Swim Club

Initial Swim Evaluation will be $35
with an additional $5.00 donated to Paws for People Teams

 

 
 
 

 

 

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