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Female Join date : 2013-12-20

PostSubject: HELP!!!: Pool Owners...   Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:01 pm

How do you keep your husky OFF the pool cover - we do not have a safety cover, just regular winter cover. There's no water on the cover yet and I was putting the leaf net on - Mr. Ami leaped onto the cover in the deep end affraid Fortunately, it appeared to be enough to keep him from being submerged as he leap-frogged around until I could coax him to the edge - in the short-term, I'll put an inch of water on top...think maybe a line of electric fence?
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PostSubject: Re: HELP!!!: Pool Owners...   Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:27 pm

could you just chicken wire a fence around it during the winter?

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PostSubject: Re: HELP!!!: Pool Owners...   Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:18 pm

Hmmm, we have a good winter cover and our dogs mostly stay off. We're in a position where our dogs don't go out unsupervised (because of Shadow), but I know you guys don't do that with Ami. We just enforced every time we saw one go near the cover to stay off, and they listen pretty well now. Every once in a while someone visiting will go out on it, but ours is pretty beefy. Good luck!

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PostSubject: Re: HELP!!!: Pool Owners...   Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:43 am

Jenn - my first response to reading your reply...chicken wire? duh, why didn't I think of that - I have tons of chicken wire around.

It looks like Ami got scared enough, he won't do it again - I brought him on leash to the pool edge and he just lay down, I could not coax him to try to stand on the cover again. Last spring, once the ice melted, I repeatedly walked him around the deck until he tried to put a foot on the cover - once it undulated, he leaped back like he had been bitten and never tried again.

Thanks Meredith - our cover held, acted sort of like a float, fortunately. And the dogs are only loose in the backyard when I am home and can see them from the house, I don't trust huskies beyond what I can see Laughing - but with the cover thing, now, until it is frozen or I get a barrier, they won't be romping at all - Ami got to the middle of the pool in the deep end - if the water bags didn't hold, or the cover shattered, it would have been "good-bye Mr. Dog" - unless I went in after him...

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