Best dog paddling pools to keep your pooch cool this summer

Keep your four-legged friend cool with our pick of the best dog paddling pools.

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by Hannah James |

As the summer sun draws ever closer, you may have already begun to dream of the days spent on the sun lounger, cocktail in hand. But, what about your canine companion? The one who snuggled up to you on the sofa and kept you warm on those long winter nights. Most of our furry friends cannot cope with the heat as well as us humans - this is because do not have sweat glands like we do; instead, they sweat through their paws which means they can overheat if they cannot find a way to keep cool. Cue the doggy paddling pool.

What is a dog paddling pool?

Like a children’s pool, a doggy paddling pool is a great and fun way to cool down. Unlike traditional paddling pools, it is not inflatable, so your pup’s claws will not pop a hole into your pool. Most doggy pools are designed to fold out, which means they are a quick and easy way to have your beloved pet cool in minutes.

What are the benefits of buying a dog paddling pool?

Whenever your dog gets into the pool, they will shed fur, build-up, dirt and germs into the water, so they shouldn’t join you in the family paddling pool. Aside from using the pool to cool down your pooch, it will also be a chance for them to splash around and play.

Best dog paddling pools:

Yaheetech Foldable Pet Dog Swimming Pool Paddling Pool

Best dog paddling pool for large dogs
Yaheetech Foldable Pet Dog Swimming Pool Paddling Pool
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We love this paddling pool because of its large size. It is the perfect pool for a big dog like an excitable Vizsla or two smaller dogs like a couple of yappy chihuahuas. This pool holds a vast amount of water and is strong enough to hold multiple small to medium-sized animals.

Asmsdd Dog Pool Foldable Kids Paddling Pool Portable Dog Swimming Pool

Easiest to empty dog pool
Asmsdd Dog Pool Foldable Kids Paddling Pool Portable Dog Swimming Pool
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We love this dog paddling pool because it is easy to empty. It has a spiral drain design which you just rotate and open to let the water out. But no need to worry, the drain cover is well sealed, so there are no little leaks when your doggy is enjoying the pool.

PawHut Foldable Dog Paddling Pool Pet Cat Swimming Pool

Most robust dog pool
PawHut Foldable Dog Paddling Pool Pet Cat Swimming Pool
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We love this pool because it uses robust materials which are safe for the environment. It is also harmless to all animals. It's easy to fold away when it is not being used and easily be stored away. But it is sturdy and won't tear when your dog is jumping in and out on a summer's day.

PawHut Medium Foldable Pet Swimming Pool

Best designed dog pool
PawHut Medium Foldable Pet Swimming Pool

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The PawHut medium pet pool has a cute blue design with paw prints all over. It is designed for dual-use and can be used indoors and outdoors. It is perfect for a small or medium-sized dog.

Doggy Pool

Best budget dog pool
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This is our favourite budget buy. At a bargain price of £9.99, this pool will keep your dog happy and cool all summer long.

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