“We can’t say enough about Canine Splash and trainer Miranda K Workman. She taught us how to work with our boy, Trooper, to overcome his timidness around the water. It is so important to be educated properly to work with your dogs so they feel confident and safe. The time and effort are well invested….a happy wet dog…and parents… ” Mo & Tom Hammond
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES THAT A DOG WILL EVER GO IN THE POOL OR SWIM* Additionally, dogs taller than 4 feet have not had success swimming in our pools as they will simply walk in them since they stand taller than the depth of the pools. Please consider your dog’s interests, it’s breed characteristics, and the risk that your dog may never like the water or swim before signing up for any of our training classes.
All dogs new to water OR who have never swum in a pool before, must sign up for one training class before they will be cleared to register for swimming on their own.
For training questions, please email Miranda: Miranda@purrfectpawsabc.com
Current Classes Offered by Miranda K. Workman – see Splash Partners Page for her Bio
Introduction to Water
Private, one on one training beginning with the dog bone pool, to help your dog become comfortable around water. Life Vests will be provided. If your dog is toy motivated, please feel free to bring the favored toy to class. This is for dogs who are new to the concept of water. Please note this is neither a dockjumping class nor a swimming class; it is a water orientation only class. Please remember not every dog will take to water or swimming.
Cost is $50 per 30 minute session plus applicable NYS sales tax. This class is offered Monday evenings and on every second and fourth Saturday.
Assisted Trainer Session
This class is ONLY for dogs who have experience in swimming but have not been swimming in pools before. It is NOT for dogs who have NO experience in water. Those dogs MUST sign up for the Introduction to Water class.
A Trainer will assist you in encouraging your dog to become comfortable with the pools through the use of positive reinforcement methods including toy and food motivation. No one is permitted in the water other than the dogs; therefore all work will be done from the decking and the sides of the pools.
This class is recommended for all dogs not used to deep water swimming or pool swimming and occurs every Monday evening and on certain Saturday mornings. Please remember to bring your dog’s favorite floatable toy or treats which float. Toy motivated or treat motivated dogs have the best success rate.
If taken on our normal Monday Training Evenings, Cost is $40 plus applicable NYS Sales Tax for a 30 minute session with one on one assistance from the Trainer. The class is also offered on our busiest day, Saturday, twice a month, prior to general opening, from 8 – 10 am, for $50 plus applicable NYS Sales Tax if you cannot make our normally scheduled Training Evenings.
Breeder Litter Swim Program
If you are a breeder and wish to expose your litter of puppies to a swim experience at week 8 before going to their new homes, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will offer you a special rate on your litter for use of the pet whirlpool.