When we talk about the regulations in force in dog pools, we must differentiate the general rules, which are usually associated with the obligations of all tutors. On the other hand, there are specific rules or orientations of each establishment, such as a water park or a dog-friendly pool.
General rules to consider
The first thing we need to clarify is that, according to article 1905 of the Spanish Civil Code, the owners are responsible for the damages caused by their dogs. Thus, they must respond and take care of any material or physical damage caused to other people, to other dogs,
or the standard facilities of the dog pools.
In this way, it will logically be essential to educate your dog before taking it to a place of shared use, such as a square, a swimming pool, or a dog beach. With this, it is possible to ensure their safety and also that of all those around them, in addition to avoiding problems and economic sanctions.
To frequent the dog pools, your pet will also need to be healthy and have his health card updated, with vaccinations and deworming up to date. It is always recommended to make a preventive consultation every six months to the veterinarian.
In the case that it is the first time that your four-legged friend goes to a pool or beach for dogs, it is also worth going to the veterinarian to verify his state of health and verify that he is suitable for this type of physical activity.
It is also requested that all dogs that frequent water parks and dog pools are identified with a microchip.
And, in line with the regulations in force in Spain, which consider the abandonment of feces a crime punishable by economic sanctions, the guardian must carry sachets to collect the excrements of their dogs.
Recommendations and guidelines to enjoy dog pools
As we have seen in the introduction, it is also the owner’s responsibility to comply with the regulations in force at each establishment of dog pools. Accordingly, we advise you to first consult the orientations of each water park before taking your best friend. Thus it will be possible to prepare and prepare it for this new experience.
Likewise, we will tell you some recommendations that are usually valid in most dog pools in Spain. To begin, it should be remembered that the dog or his guardian is not allowed to eat inside the pools. Logically, this seeks to avoid contamination and the accumulation of dirt in the water frequented by animals.
In general, the parks have a specific place where dogs can enjoy and feed peacefully. Also, many establishments prevent entry with food and accessories from outside their facilities, such as umbrellas, chairs, glasses, etc.
Regarding the presence of the guardian with the animal, there are water parks that allow owners to bathe with their dogs. However, in some dog pools, it is prohibited, and only dogs can enter the water. Also, in some parks, the number of dogs with which a person can come to the facilities is limited.
On the other hand, it is essential to respect the classifications defined by each park for the frequency in the pools. Generally, there is a private pool for small dogs, a maximum of 10 kilos of body weight. This seeks to prevent accidents occurring inside the pools, considering the fragility of the smallest hairy.
Potentially dangerous dogs: can they frequent swimming pools and water parks?
This is one of the controversial issues regarding the rules of dog swimming pools, and some parks may limit or establish specific conditions for entry with dogs considered potentially dangerous.
In any case, it is always best to directly consult the rules of each establishment, to ensure that your pet can enter the dog pools.