Dachshunds Can Drown In Swimming Pools

Hi Dachshund lovers,

Hate to be bringing up such a horrid subject but I wanted everyone to remember Dachshunds can and do drown in swimming pools.
Never leave them alone near a pool or body of water even if yours is a good swimmer.
They could easily fall in – or just fancy a swim and jump in – and then find they cannot get out again.
Look at their little legs, most swimming pools are too difficult for them to reach the sides.

I know of a Dachshund that sadly died this month – his owner said that he often went for a splash around when they were swimming. However, this time he jumped in when he was alone outside and could not get out.

Tips if you have a pool:

  • Think about installing a fence around  your pool (some states in the USA this is compulsary)
  • Cover your pool – If  you have a cover and your Dachshund will be outside alone then please use it.
  • Inform ALL family members and visitors of the risk of your Dachshund not being able to get back out of the pool.
  • Get a kids paddling pool for them to play in – especially if you Dachshund loves water.
  • Get them a life jacket to wear when swimming – these are also come with a handle on top so it is easy to scoop your Dachshund up.
  • Make sure your Dachshund understands a Stop command – No! Stop! and obays it – training, training! If they understand and react your Dachshund will be safer from danger.

Dachshund Luke added Dachshund Life Jackets to his  Dog toys and Supplies That Dachshunds Love site – Click Here to have  a look.

I found this site when looking up training and liked the free video
Online dog training video that is worth looking at.

Our little Dachshunds are precious but also have a mind of their own. Know where your Dachshund is and train him to come back when called.

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2 Responses

  1. very good info! my sis n law had a pair of doxies and when they moved to a house with a pool, she made extra sure they were never out there unattended and even made sure they knew where the stairs were to get out of the pool!

    hugs!
    B

  2. Hi Baxter,
    Yes us little Dachshunds need to be shown the steps – not sure why we forget!

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