The pooch, aged four-and-a-half, loves splashing around in water and Stephen, who works as a resource manager, was happy to join her. Stephen said: ‘Ibby loves the water.
‘If we go to a beach, it is hard to get her out of there.
‘But I was shocked to see that she enjoys surfing as well.
‘There were a lot of floats there and she enjoyed being on them.
‘It’s was such a great day and the water was warm too which was a bonus.‘Everyone had a good time, I even heard some people came from as far as Ireland to be part of it.’
Organiser Natalie Skee brought her own dog, Esmerlda, a pug-beagle cross, for a swim.Natalie, a team leader for Inverclyde Leisure, said: ‘We knew that there are pools down south that do this, so we decided to look into it and gave it a go.
Apply house rules consistently. When your pet knows what to expect from his behavior, he will be much more inclined to do more of what you approve of and less of what you don’t.
‘I have two dogs and I brought one of them to the event.‘I brought my puggle called Esmeralda. She’s a crossbreed of a Pug and Beagle.
‘She’s two-years-old and she loved it.
There were three sessions with 20 dogs at each session but tickets sold out quickly.Natalie added: ‘I would like to think this is something we will do annually.
‘I think it’s a great idea and there is a big demand for it.’
Let’s take a look at the rest of the doggos enjoying their swim:
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUR PET: Having a dog in the house means more bacteria enters the home and gets inside the occupants (one study found “dog-related biodiversity” is especially high on pillowcases.) In turn, people with dogs seem to get ill less frequently and less severely than people with no pets.