I am about to move into a new house and it has a 7 metre above ground pool that is about 4.5 foot high. Floyd (Dalmatian) can stand up rest his arms on the pool but I doubt he would be able to pull himself in.
Someone mentioned I should get a ramp that sits on the edge in case Floyd or Ziggy manage to fall in because the way out is a little ladder. Has anyone had experience with this? What can I put in there that will help them get out?
Sorry, I don't know how to go about to answering this question. My old boss had a golden retrieve who used to jump into the above the ground pool. (they built a deck with steps and a floor around the side of the pool so they could lay out on the lawn chairs, too). When it was time to get out, usually they would help her by shoving her furry butt out. LOL Hope someone else can help!
I'm realy not sure. Probably some type of under water ramp (u might check ebay, at least for an idea). I have 3 dogs, and I use 2 have a pool, in ground. We lived there for 5 years and to my knolege, none of my dogs ever fell in. But, we did have built in stairs.
Hey Boxer Babe, I have to tell you this just so you know to be careful.
My ex has an in ground pool. He had a dog, not sure some kind of mix, and she managed to fall in the pool one day and drowned. His dobie pulled her out and ex even tried CPR but it was too late. There were steps in the shallow end and I don't know why she couldn't get out but my daughter was heartbroken.
Any way, just wanted to let you know to be careful. I doubt that you would leave him outside unattended (like my ex did) but you just never know what might happen.
Hope you figure something out.
Hey, it just occurred to me that some dogs really can climb, do you think Floyd could climb up a ladder?
There's also the ramps you put on the swim step of a boat so dogs can climb back onboard. Might work over the ladder. You might want to make sure they know how to swim, at least to the edge. Maybe they could hold the edge with the front paws.