A Water Polo player is one of the strongest people in the world. This sport is so physically demanding that they are always in their top form, which means that they also like their dogs to be energetic and have a lot of stamina as well. Even better if they manage to connect their two loves, dogs and water. Luckily, most dogs love to swim in rivers, pools, and oceans, so finding the perfect activity you can share with your dog will not be that hard.
Water Polo can be described as a sort of a water fetch game. Basically, the players swim to catch the ball and score a goal, so kind of like reversed fetch. Most dogs love playing fetch, so combining these two is a perfect way for a water polo player to get their exercise, and for their dogs to have loads of fun and build muscle as well. All you need is a body of water and a toy, ball, or a stick you can throw. You can even race your dog to the toy and see who can retrieve it first.
Most doggos love to swim and doggy paddle, and it is absolutely the cutest thing in the world. However, if you introduce a moment of competition into your relaxing swimming activities, it will make the game more exciting and make your dog try harder. Make sure that your dog is an excellent swimmer before you do this; you don’t want any accidents to happen! As a precaution, you can have your pet wear a life vest. As you need your exercise to thrive, so does your dog, and swimming is the perfect sport for this, as it activates all the muscles in the body and builds strength in a healthy way that does not put pressure on the joints.
You play water polo with humans all the time, and while that is fun and all, sometimes you want to include your dog in the game. Now, since doggos can never be the champions of Summer Olympics, you can at least make them feel like one by playing Doggy Water Polo with them. The pool is the perfect playground for this, so get a ball and teach your dog how to be Aleksandar Šapić! Fun fact, Šapić translates to “little paw”, which is perfect as your doggo’s water polo nickname!
Go to a dog-friendly pool that has jumping boards and jump your heart out. Your dog will be so happy when they get the chance to show off their skills and cool down on a hot day.
Sometimes, you just need to relax your muscles. Those days, you can simply have a nice, slow, relaxing dip with your doggo. No rush here, no competition, just floating peacefully and enjoying the day.
Water polo players do exercise a lot, and so their dogs must be able to follow. Teach your pup how to be a good swimmer and start building that muscle mass! Just because you are an athlete, that does not mean that you don’t have the time to spend with your pup, just bring them along and teach them how to enjoy the water activities and keep you company!