Water Retrieving Fun & Low Impact Conditioning
Florida has the perfect climate for outdoor water sports and so our experienced Team is able to offer “cool” and fun aquatic activities for you and your pups almost all year round. Our custom pool setup was built with safety and practicability in mind and is suitable for the whole spectrum – from teaching your dog to swim and be comfortable in the water all the way to advanced competition levels of Dock Diving, as well as Physical Rehabilitation & Weightloss…
Setup for Versatility
The surface of our regulation 40’ Dock is fully covered with high quality turf, features safety rails, a quickly accessible rubberized Ramp for safely entering and exiting the pool, as well as rubberized stairs. Our pool is a brand new 25,000 gallons competition size saltwater Pool, equipped with a powerful dual filtration system and automatic vacuuming system for clean, healthy swimming. The pool area is fenced in for safety and convenience. As needed, our onsite Shop is ready to provide the bare necessities from dog life vests, to water toys, proper collars, leads, towels or electrolytes for your little swimmer – all at extremely competitive prices.
Facts about Dogs & Water
You may be surprised, but not all dogs instinctively know how to swim and quite a few dogs are actually not comfortable going into the water in the first place. This may vary for different bodies of water – going into a pond may be fun, while your pup might be afraid of the ocean waves chasing him or the crystal clear, but seemingly bottomless pool at your home. Dogs perceive water in different ways and their fear may have different reasons. Most commonly, losing ground under their paws some dogs begin to panic, exerting a lot of energy fast. This can be life threatening, if your dog is unsupervised for even just a few short minutes or you can’t get to your dog quick enough. There are safe and fun ways to teach your dog to overcome any fear and learn how to swim with confidence,. We will gladly show you how!
Improving Your Dog’s Health the Fun Way!
The “wet addition” to our Training Center also serves as the perfect environment to incorporate low-impact aquatic exercise for dogs with mobility issues or physical disabilities, too much weight, arthritis, dysplasia etc. The liquid environment provides the support needed to minimize stress on their joints, while providing the resistance necessary to burn access fat, strengthen weak muscles and build cardiovascular endurance.
Aquatic Services at Karma K9
Our 25,000 gallon competition-size saltwater Pool and the custom built 40 ft Dock at Karma K9 in Jacksonville allow for a safe and fun experience for dogs of all ages, breeds & skill levels or physical capabilities. Each visit is customized to your dog‘s abilities and geared towards helping you achieve your specific goals:
One-on-one Swimming Lessons
…for current non-swimmers and dogs who need to overcome fear of being in the water, to Dock Diving novices. We will be teaching your dog how to enter and exit the pool, swim confidently and feel at ease in the water, whether in our Pool or any other body of water.
Private Dock Diving Lessons
…for all levels – from the complete novice, just learning to use the Ramp; to experienced competitors, already flying off the Dock, wanting more practice or to improve on technique and distance.
Aquatic Exercise Sessions
…customized to your dog’s physical needs – such as being overweight, having mobility issues due to age, injuries or after surgery, needing to strengthen muscles or build cardiovascular endurance.
Dock & Pool Rentals
…are available for you to swim and exercise or jump your pup in the soothing H2O, after a mandatory Pool Orientation Session for Clients new to our Dock & Pool.
Not sure any of this „cool“ water fun is for your pooch?
We’ll be happy to answer any & all questions you may have or schedule an introductory “Get your Paws Wet Session” with you, to assess your pup’s status quo and unveil the full potential you may not even know is there! Call or text our Aquatics Hotline at (904) 712-0071 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wondering about the cost associated? You can download our Aquatics Price List here!
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