Puppy Pool Party: Dog Water Toys & Essentials for Summer Fun

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.

Playtime Essential: Floating Dog Toys

floatiez dog water toys by a pool

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.  

Fetching Fun with Floating Frisbees & Balls

dog with an orka flyer disc

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.

For Land Dwellers

dog on a beach in a dog life jacket

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.

Summer Nomz

wholesome pride mango and banana dog treats

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!

Swim Safely!

dog swimming in pool

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.

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