Find puppy swim classes and shop small dog life jackets
Puppy water safety
There’s no better time than summer for your new puppy to start exploring the big wide world! With so many things to experience, see and smell, your puppy will love joining you on sunny adventures in the outdoors.
Hitting the beach, paddleboarding, playing in the backyard pool or boating are just some of the exciting activities that you may have in store for your puppy this summer, but it’s important they first learn to swim in a safe and supportive environment.
If you're a little nervous about teaching your puppy to swim, why not take the pressure off and book your puppy swimming lessons with a professional! They're a fun way to burn off a little extra puppy energy and to learn about general water safety for you and your pup. We've found some great puppy swim schools for you to try below!
Book your puppy swim classes
Canine Cubby offers water confidence classes that are perfect for puppies learning to swim! Conveniently located in Loganholme between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, you can sign your puppy up to their 6 week water confidence course.
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Check out the K9 Swim Hydrotherapy and Wellness Centre in North Richmond. They offer swim lessons in their indoor heated pool. Programs are individually planned for your dog so give them a call and discuss your puppy’s needs!
Book a one-on-one swimming lesson for your puppy at Aquapaws' purpose built indoor swimming pool! Open from Tuesday to Sunday, this canine fitness centre is located on the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne. Their heated pool is equipped with non-slip ramps that are perfect for little puppy paws!
Holistic Paws = Waggy Tails offers swimming lessons suitable for puppies up to 20 weeks. The lessons provide a safe and controlled introduction to water, and build your puppy's confidence to swim independently. Call to book the 4 lesson package or find out more!
Buy a small dog life jacket for your puppy
Dog flotation devices such as life jackets are essential for pups at all stages of life and swimming ability. Not only do they help to keep them afloat, the bright colours make your pup easier to spot on the beach or in the water.
It can be hard finding a dog life jacket small enough to fit your new puppy (and even harder if you’re looking for a stylish one!). Here at Sandy Snoots, we have your new puppy covered with our fun and colourful collection of small dog life jackets.
Our size S dog life jacket is perfect for small breed puppies with chests ranging from a tiny 25cm – 35cm. If your puppy is a larger breed, check out our size M – it suits chests from 40cm – 52cm.
Be sure to dive into our range of dog towels before you hit the checkout! They're 20% off when you purchase one of our stylish Australian Made dog life jackets. Lightweight and perfect for travel, our dog towels are a must-have accessory this swim season.
After a few swim classes and with your gorgeous new life jacket and towel, you'll have everything your puppy needs for wet and wild adventures this summer! Catch you out on the waves ✌️