If a puppy 10-12 weeks jumps in a pool can it get out on its own ?
Don't count on it. It's basically a cut bank except worse cause the wall and deck is smooth so there is no where for the dog to get a grip with it's hind legs. I see experience adult dogs have a hard time on cut banks. They have to learn how to get out of pools.If a puppy 10-12 weeks jumps in a pool can it get out on its own ?
I have a pool, and just went through this with a puppy. My entire family was under strict orders that the puppy was not to be outside unless supervised at all times. Very easy for a dog to fall in (or get knocked in rough-housing with other dogs). At 4 months, he was launching himself into the pool and swimming back to the steps. Even then, only under supervision.
Very serious. Easy way to lose a pup.
We bought a pool ramp and it wasnt the biggest waste of money. The ladder suffices enough. However, my dogs are 3 and 4 so ladder is no issue. I would watch him until he's about 6 months out there just to be safe.The answer to your question is: Why would you leave a 10-12 week old pup in the backyard on its own?
We have a pool. We don't have steps in our pool. We have two ladders. I've learned that it doesn't take long for a pup to learn how to use the ladder with a little guidance. But supervision is the key. You really can't keep the critters out of a pool. Once you direct them toward the ladder and they get out on your own, the lesson is learned.
We thought of buying a special pool ramp for the new pup, but the first time she jumped in, she was unbelievably calm as she figured out that she couldn't get out the side and I directed her toward the ladder. After she climbed out the ladder with my assistance, she hopped right back in and went for the ladder again to get out.
I wouldn't dream of leaving a pup unsupervised in a backyard with a pool. But, when we're doing yard work, it is a blast watching the pup walk over to the pool, launch itself in and go for a casual swim. (I'm convinced she barked/growled the canine equivalent to "cannon ball" her 4th time in.)
I wish our pool had steps instead of the ladders but, it worked out. A pup should never, ever be unsupervised in the backyard. There are too many things that can go wrong.