“We have recently revamped our Dog Swimming Program to meet the needs of our clients who want to improve the overall health and fitness of their dog as well as ensuring their safety and well being,” said Fred Hassen, CEO of Sit Means Sit Dog Training.
Hassen continued, “After basic dog obedience is achieved, the sky is the limit on the activities you can participate in with your dog. We have a number of clients all over the US who own swimming pools or enjoy local beaches, ponds and lakes and they are anxious to learn how to help their dog swim and also behave properly and safely. In public areas, obedience is especially important, so we try to bring improve the fun and healthy benefits of swimming with dog obedience and proper training.”
Swimming is one of the most effective methods of fitness and energy release for dogs of all ages. Traditionally, dog owners use daily walks or runs to exercise their dogs but during the summer months, swimming can actually be a more beneficial method of exercise. Not
only does the dog enjoy the cooling sensation of the water, but they experience non-weight bearing cardiovascular exercise which can strengthen muscles, joints and offer respite from any age related skeletal conditions.