Why I require an Assessment Swim for your dog?

This Assessment Swim involves:

  • letting your dog run/sniff/explore the pool area
  • review of paperwork and q&a
  • light massage (to help your dog relax and get to know my touch)
  • 10-15 minutes of Reiki is offered
  • your dog wears life vest throughout Assessment Swim
  • your dog’s breathing and hear rate are monitored

Want a free 15-minute phone consultation?

Assessment Swim:  $125 – lasts approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour and includes:

  • Review of paperwork
  • Q&A
  • Light massage (to help your dog relax and get to know my touch)
  • Reiki
  • Swim (depending on health, condition, swim time may vary)

At the end of the Assessment Swim, we will discuss what Category of Care is best for your dog.

Your written vet’s approval is required for all elderly, arthritic, pre/post surgical dogs and a dog under your vet’s care for a current condition.  Please call Jean to discuss.

SWIM CATEGORIES OF CARE:

TranquilPET offers three categories of care:

  1. Learn to Swim
  2. Recreational Swim
  3. Wellness Swim
  • All swim sessions are 30 minutes
  • You are expected to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before your assigned swim time in order to get your dog “ready” to swim (potty, put on life vest)
  • New clients are all expected to take an Assessment Swim
  • If your dog is a senior and/or has a current medical condition, your vet’s written approval is required (no exceptions) Veterinary Approval Form

Learn to Swim:

Contrary to popular belief, not all dogs can swim instinctively or even enjoy it. We work with your dog to build their confidence, helping them get over their fear of the water, and have fun doing it!

Each dog is different.  Some get over their fears during their first Assessment Swim … and you will see this as well!  For some, it may take longer … watch Elvis video.  Elvis took 9 separate swims before he was comfortable and started having fun.  Today, he is an expert dock-diver.  (At first, we could not get him in the water ….. today, we cannot keep him out!)

What is included:

  • One-on-one swim with swim coach where my hands are not taken off your dog until we see their confidence build
  • Light massage and stretching is included (in water while resting on pool platform)
  • Breathing and heart rate closely monitored

Note: for certain dogs, I may include a Recreational dog swimmer, who is friendly and  loves to swim.  Sometimes a dog having issues with swimming, may pick up on another dog’s endorphins and this can help your dog see how much fun it swimming can be! (*Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not.  One example, see video “From Fearful to Fearless,” where Chloe, Weimaraner, starts out fearful and swimming with Gracie, now loves it! Chloe is now fearless in the water!

This is something I will discuss with you before I invite another dog.

If your dog is a senior or has a current medical issue, your vet’s written approval required – no exceptions. DOWNLOAD Veterinary Approval Form

Rate options:  Membership Packages or Single swims available (see below)

Recreational Swim:

 This category is for the dog that already knows how to swim and swims for overall fun, fitness & exercise.* Recreational swimmers have no medical issues.

For your dog, this swim includes:

  • pool swim play time (fetching toys, exercises and swim laps)
  • If your dog is competitive, swim coach will race your dog for water toys
  • light massage during rest time

For you, the pet parent, (while we know your dog is swimming for fun), for you, this swim is meant to:

  • build up your dog’s stamina and muscles
  • continuous monitoring of your dog’s heart rate and breathing rate
  • giving them plenty of rest time as needed
  • giving them light massage and stretching during rest time
  • you can ask questions, take pictures and videos during your dog’s swim session

Other benefits:  In some instances, some dogs prefer swimming with other dogs (not just swim coach).  In that instance, your dog may be paired with another dog.  This swim still includes all benefits listed above. (No more than 3 dogs will be allowed in pool.)

*Please note:  An Assessment Swim is still required.

Rate options:  Swim Package Memberships or Single swim sessions available (see below)

Wellness Swim:

This swim is appropriate for the senior, arthritic, overweight, pre/post-surgical dog that require a low impact workout. This swim is designed to help rebuild your dog’s muscle strength and stamina.

  • As our dogs age, they cannot go on those long walks any longer.  Swimming will replace those walks as swimming is non-weight bearing and helps to build up those leg muscles and the cardio is an excellent way to build heart strength.
  • For a dog recuperating from surgery, a dog’s leg muscles may atrophy due to lack of exercise.  A non-weight bearing swim can help rebuild their leg muscles.

What is includes:

  • One-on-one swim with swim coach
  • Light massage and stretching is included (in water while resting on pool platform)
  • Breathing and heart rate closely monitored
  • Swim exercises are applied to your dog
  • As each dog is different, swim sessions are tailored to meet your own dog’s needs

A Wellness Swim requires your vet’s written approval – no exceptions. DOWNLOAD Veterinary Approval Form

Rate options:  Swim Package Membership or Single swims available (see below)

Swim Package Memberships:

Because most pet parents see how much their dog loves swimming, but are also aware of the health benefits, most have signed up for TranquilPET’s Swim Package Membership. Why?

Here are the benefits:

  • The more weekly swims, the greater the discount (1, 2 or 3 swims per week)
  • *Rollover Visits:  If you cancel within 24 hours, you will not lose that swim.  It will rollover to the next schedule swim time.
  • Flexible Visits:  While it is suggested that you reserve a regular, set time to swim your dog, you can move your dog’s swim time (at a different available date and time (with 24-hours’ notice)
  • Automatic renewal: As your dog finishes his/her last swim (4th, 8th or 12th swim, your credit card will be automatically renewed (your credit card is kept on file after your first package payment)
  • There is no sign up fee (after First Assessment Swim)
  • Cancel anytime – Risk free
  • If you do not choose a Swim Package Membership (no pressure) but any individual swim is charged at $45 per swim, prepaid

Discounts given for your second dog (swimming together)
24-hour cancellation notice is required or you will be charged for your dog’s swim session
* All “Rollover Visits” must be used within 1 year of purchase.

3 swims per week, totaling 12 swims
in a 4-week period
with a 30% discount
= you pay $378
(that is $31.50 per swim)

  • normally $540 without 30% discount
  • After your first swim package payment, your credit card kept on file and
  • Automatic renewal after swim #12 for next 12 swims
  • Your credit card on file
  • If you have to miss a week, you do not lose that swim, it just rolls over to next week (if 24 hours notice given)
  • No penalty, no cancellation fee
  • (you save $162 off regular price)

2 swims per week, totaling 8 swims
in a 4-week period
with a 20% discount
= you pay $288
(that is $36 per swim)

  • normally $360 without 20% discount
  • After your first swim package payment, your credit card kept on file and
  • Automatic renewal after swim #8 for next 8 swims
  • Your credit card on file
  • If you have to miss a week, you do not lose that swim, it just rolls over to next week (if 24 hours notice given)
  • No penalty, no cancellation fee
  • (you save $72 off regular price)

1 swim per week for a 4-week period
with a 10% discount
= you pay $162
(that is $40.50 per swim)

  • normally $180 without 10% discount
  • After your first swim package payment, your credit card kept on file and
  • Automatic renewal after 4th swim for next 4 swims
  • Your credit card on file
  • If you have to miss a week, you do not lose that swim, it just rolls over to next week (if 24 hours notice given)
  • No penalty, no cancellation fee
  • (you save $18 off regular price)

Individual Single Swims: $45 per swim

  • All individual swim sessions, all categories, is $45 per swim
  • No discount on individual swim sessions
  • All swim sessions must be pre-paid before your dog’s swim session

Discount given for your second dog.
24-hour cancellation notice is required or you will be charged for swim session.

Own a Pool? 

Does your dog know how to get out of your pool?  I have heard too many stories of how a dog fell into a pool when noone home and did not know where to exit and drown.  Please do not let this happen to your pet.

I provide swim lessons from the convenience of your own pool.  I will teach your dog: 

  1. how to get out of the pool safely
  2. how to get over fear of swimming

Initial Home Visit: One Hour Swim Session: $200* (prepayment required); add $50 for each 30 minutes thereafter during initial home visit
Repeat home visit: $150 for 1 hour

*Outside the South Bay: a surcharge of $5 is applied for every 5 miles traveled door-to-door (each way).