Understand your dog's swimming abilities. Not all dogs are natural swimmers, so assess their comfort level in the water.
Find a dog-friendly swimming location that offers a gradual entry and an area away from strong currents.
Invest in a well-fitting canine life jacket to provide additional buoyancy and peace of mind when your dog is in the water.
Always keep a close eye on your dog while they're in the water to ensure their safety.
Begin with shallow water and gradually introduce your dog to deeper areas as they become more comfortable.
Use positive reinforcement and reward-based training to encourage your dog to enjoy swimming.
Rinse your dog thoroughly after swimming to remove chlorine, salt, or other potentially harmful substances.