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Takeyourpet Preview News September 2014 Your exclusive free monthly newsletter with pet friendly lodging, tips, and discounts.

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  • Welcome
  • Pool safety!
  • Dog park manners
  • Featured Pet-Friendly properties
Welcome In this issue, in addition to letting you know about how to keep your pet around the pool, we have information on how to get the most out of your membership!
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Pool safety!
Pool safety Many of us head to warmer climates for vacations with our pets. If you are visiting friends or family who will allow your dog in a pool, make sure to read this primer on pool safety.
Even a covered pool can threaten the safety of a dog that can't swim.
"Many people don’t realize a dog can get under the pool cover or fall right through it," says Kathy Kern, owner of Animal Fitness Center, a San Jose, Calif. based physical rehabilitation clinic that focuses on in-pool canine therapy. "If you have a pool, you should teach your dog where the pool stairs are, how to stay afloat, and how to get out."
Not an easy task, as most dogs - except for a few water-loving breeds, such as the Portuguese Water Dog - don’t have the faintest idea what to do in a pool, Kern says.
Take these three steps to introduce your dog to the water:

Dog park manners
Dog park manners
It's the time of the year where more members are taking their pets outside to enjoy the fall weather. Those of you headed to dog parks may find these tips helpful:
An expert says at a minimum dog park users should pick up dog waste, "have a reasonable recall on [their] dog, and be respectful of people's feelings." If your dog tends to display dog-dog aggression or plays more roughly than other owners like, closely monitor your dog and keep him under control.
 Additional dog-park etiquette rules include:

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