Make a splash this summer and host the ultimate puppy pool party. In this blog post, we’ll talk about the best dog water toys and safety gear for your furry friend’s aqua adventure.
Who doesn’t love a summer pool party? Small dogs and big dog breeds alike sure do! Many dogs love to splash and play in the water just as much as we do, so why not invite some friends and make it a party?
Before you put your party hat on, it’s important to make sure you have all the safety gear your pup needs to swim with confidence. A dog life jacket, for example, could save your dog’s life.
Have bowls of water readily available, dog toys that float, and plenty of snacks for an optimal experience.
We’ve made it easy for you to throw the ultimate puppy pool party, just make sure to have the following essentials and you’re guaranteed to make a splash!
Puppy Pool Party Must-Have: Dog Life Jacket
Safety first! Make sure your furry friends stay safe in the water by suiting them up in a dog life jacket. Not all dogs are great swimmers, and even if your dog is an excellent swimmer, life vests made for durability in the water are a safety precaution that can give you peace of mind while your pup paddles along.
The Outward Hound Granby Splash Life Jacket is a great all-around doggy life vest made of neoprene and durable material perfect for both seasoned swimmers and first-timers. The Granby comes in a variety of neon colors for visibility.
Granby Splash Dog Life Jacket
The Outward Hound Granby Dog Life Jacket is a high-performance dog flotation device for boating, water sports, the beach, the pool, and other water adventures with dogs. A front neck float adds extra support to help them keep their head above water. Top grab handles provide an easy way to retrieve your dog in an emergency. Adjustable straps keep them secure both in and out of water. For small dogs, sizes…
Playtime Essential: Floating Dog Toys
You can’t have a dog pool party without toys! Look for squeaky fetch toys that float in the water like Outward Hound Floatiez.
These fun floating toys even have squeakers and giggles to get your pup excited for playtime in the water. They come in bright colors and are buoyant so you can keep the fun going.
Floatiez Floating Dog Toy
The Outward Hound Floatiez are a line of sea-inspired creatures for all types of aquatic fun! Made from quick drying fabric, tennis ball, and noodle foam material inside for maximum buoyancy. Floatiez are also unique in that they float upright making it easier for your pup to find and retrieve during games of fetch toss or training. Each brightly colored sea creature features a unique squeaker sound to…
Fetching Fun with Floating Frisbees & Balls
The Orka Flyer flying disc is made with a soft edge that’s easy on teeth and gums. And it floats!
A game of fetch isn’t just for dry land, and the Outward Hound Launch a Ball is the perfect tennis ball launcher for playing in the pool.
Plus, it makes it super easy for pet parents to pick balls up out of the water and get back to an interactive game.
Orka Flyer Flying Disc Dog Toy, Blue
The Petstages Orka Flyer Disc is a tough, ergonomically designed dog toy for interactive play with your pup. This durable fetch toy has a thick rim that doubles as an easy grip for you and a tough chew for your dog. Made from TPE material and reinforced with inner ribs and raised textures that feel satisfying to chew while being gentle on teeth and gums. The Orka Flyer bounces and floats so you can take…
For Land Dwellers
Swimming isn’t for everyone, and that’s OK! Dogs who aren’t into swimming don’t have to miss out on the fun. Dog owners can provide some chewy snacks or long tug toys for pups to play tug-of-war with.
Long toys that come in large sizes like Invincibles Snakes and Squeaker Matz are fan favorites for games of tug. The long floppy body design of the Squeaker Matz dog toy is perfect for interactive games of tug of war between you and your pup or if you have multiple dogs.
Turning the sprinkler on isn’t a bad idea, either! Many dogs go ga-ga for running through sprinklers and chasing their unpredictable spray patterns.
Invincibles Green Snake Plush Dog Toy, Green, XXL
Outward Hound’s line of Invincibles was specifically designed for dogs who like to play rough. While still cuddly and cute on the outside, these plush toys have a special Dura-Tuff inner lining and double-layered outer seams to keep your pup’s new best friends intact longer. The stuff-free design reduces messiness and multiple squeakers will keep your dog entertained even after they’ve bitten through…
No party is complete without snacks! And nothing is quite as refreshing on a hot summer day as delicious tropical fruit.
While you sip a daiquiri poolside, treat your pup to a taste of paradise with Wholesome Pride Banana Bites and Mango Slices. These single-ingredient treats are both nutritious and delicious and make the ultimate party snack.
Alternatively, you can send your dog friends home with these treats as party favors along with a dog chew toy!
At Wholesome Pride, our mission is to create a better, healthier, treat—using 100% real ingredients. That’s why we work with farmers in the US and around the world to sustainably source and produce delicious and nutrient-rich treats made with farm fresh ingredients. We don’t use any artificial or unnatural preservatives, artificial colors, or fillers in our dog treats, which make them a perfect snack for…
Now that you know what pet toys and treats to add to your swimming pool party checklist, you can get a fun, worry-free time with your pup and their friends. Just add water! For more tips and information on how to keep your pup (or kitty) safe, happy, and healthy, check out the rest of our blog!
Our dog water toys can be found on our website, Amazon, Chewy, or your local pet store.