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Home of Louisiana's First Dock Diving Facility

Thank you for your interest in a dog pool.   We will not only serve those families in dock diving, but ALL dogs who just want a safe and clean place to swim your dog.

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Dog Swimming

COMMING SOON!

Welcome to a new alternative to doggy daycare.   Rent the pool or hire one of our trainers to work with your dog to have swimming lessons.  Pre-Register now to be the first on our list to contact when the pool opens.

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Services to Expect

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Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is excellent exercise for dogs, it’s a great all round activity, providing a good cardio workout and strengthening muscles at the same time. It's non-weight bearing, so it's great for senior dogs with joint issues. It’s also great for the heart and for the lungs.

It’s also a great way to bond and interact with your dog. And great fun!

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Benefits of Dock Diving

Dock Diving is a fun sport you can do with your dog and is a hobby that can turn into a lifestyle.   Dogs of all sizes and skills can do it.   Want something to do that's just fun for you and the dog, builds leadership and gives your dog exercise?   

GUIDELINES FOR POOL

There are no exceptions to these rules.   They are set in place to give you and your pup the safe and cleanest possible area for your time and money.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • At the beginning of your first appointment, you will be asked to sign a waiver, go over facility rules, and supply a copy of vaccines if you have not already given them.

  • We require a hard copy of proof of vaccinations.  We require rabies, distemper, and bordatella.  No exceptions - if you forget vaccine paperwork you will not be allowed to swim and will be charged a late cancellation fee of $25.  Your vaccine paperwork will be kept on file and will be expected to be updated on due dates.

  • For puppies and dogs that have never swam before, a life jacket should be used for that initial appointment.  You may bring your own or rent one of ours.  As your dog gets more comfortable it will no longer require one.

  • Pool time is 30 min, please arrive promptly at your scheduled times to ensure maximum jump time.  No exceptions, someone will be waiting next in line and we all must be considerate.

  • Toenails must be trimmed with smooth edges.  Nails will be checked prior to swim, and if trimming or filing is required, there will be a $10 fee.  Sharp/long toenails can damage the pool.

  • Make sure to potty your dog prior to swimming.  There is a designated potty area on the front of the building.  Anyone who does not clean up after their dog will not be allowed to use our facility. This also includes cleaning up after your dog indoors.

  • Dogs should be brushed out prior to entering the pool. Brushes are available for use in the wash/dry area.  If the dog is dirty or muddy, you will be required to rinse your dog before entering the pool.  

  • Defecation in the pool will result in a clean-up fee of $50, Session will end and no refund will be given.  

  • Dogs should be in good health and free of any communicable conditions. 

  • No food or drink allowed on the dock.  

  • No treats on the dock.  The reason for this is treats may clog the filtration system. Also, due to some dogs not chewing and swallowing treats it could be a choking hazard or cause your dog to swallow too much water. 

  • You are welcome to bring children on the dock, but they must listen to instructions and not present a safety risk. Mill Pond Kennels staff may ask children to leave dock area if we determine there is a safety risk to the dog or children.  No one under 18 is allowed on the dock without a parent or guardian present. 

  • We must be notified of any cancellation a minimum 48 hours in advance of appointment by phone or email.  Non-notified missed appointments are to be paid in full or deducted from pre-paid package.  Any client that missed more than one appointment without notification is expected to pre-pay for any future appointments.  

  • DO NOT EVER PUSH YOUR DOG OFF THE DOCK!  Dogs may also not be drug up the stairs to the dock. 

  • Please no outside professional photography.  If you would like your session photographed please ask our staff to schedule a photographer before your session date.

  • Do not use external flea/tick product within 5 days of swim.

  • Do not feed your dog 3-4 hours before a swim session.

  • Dogs must ABSOLUTELY be LEASHED (4-6') upon entry/exit of the facility.  No retractable leashes!  Please keep your dog under control at all times.  Females in heat are not allowed.     

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING

  • Be prepared to get wet – it is highly recommended you bring an extra pair of shoes, wear quick dry clothing, or a change of clothes. A drying station is available after swim.  You may also schedule with our groomer while you are here.

  • You can bring your own floatable toys.  Remember no treats!

  • Towels can be handy as well!

  • If you haven't turned in vaccination records, please don't forget them.  (see rules above)

Pool Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
​​Saturday: 9am - TBA
​Sunday: Closed, possible TBA if enough people are interested

Safety Precautions

  1. For your dog’s safety we do not allow choker, prong, shock collars, gentle leaders, halti’s, or front snap harnesses while in the pool.  

  2. Mill Pond Kennels’s purpose is to create a fun and positive environment for dog and handler.  No abuse will permitted.  If any anytime Mill Pond Kennels staff feels a handler is becoming abusive, the handler will be asked to leave with no refund.

  3. Your dog is current on vaccines with a copy on file.  Titers are accepted.  It is the owner’s responsibility to keep vaccine records up to date. 

  4. DO NOT EVER PUSH YOUR DOG OFF THE DOCK! 

  5. Dogs may also not be drug up the stairs to the dock. 

  6. Please no outside professional photography.  If you would like your session photographed please ask our staff for our facility.

  7. Do not use external flea/tick product within 5 days of swim.

  8. Dogs must ABSOLUTELY be LEASHED (4-6') upon entry/exit of the facility.  No retractable leashes!  Please keep your dog under control at all times.  Females in heat are not allowed.     

  9. Only up to 2 dogs allowed in the pool/deck area at a time.  Pool is video & audio monitored.     

  10. Please come at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment to potty your dog prior to the swim and check in.  You will not be able to start before your scheduled appointment.  You will need to exit the swim area with your dog on a leash and under control at the end of your scheduled time.

  11. If you dog is dirty or in need of a brushing you may be asked to rinse off or brush your dog.  This will go toward your time.  For the safety of the pool please make sure dog nails are trimmed. 

  12. There is scheduled maintenance that needs to be completed between each appointment, so it is important that we stay on time with appointments.  You will not be given extra time if you arrive late. 

  13. Please ensure that we have a current phone number on file – if the pool needs to be shut down we will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule your appointment.        

  14. Pre-paid packages:  Good for 6 months.  Non-refundable unless 1) facility or veterinarian determines that swimming is not appropriate for the dog, 2) dog expires.  Pre-paid packages are under the owner's name - therefore days can be used between family dogs within the same household.     

  15. We must be notified of any cancellation a minimum 48 hours in advance of appointment by phone or email.  Non-notified missed appointments are to be paid in full or deducted from pre-paid package.  Any client that missed more than one appointment without notification is expected to pre-pay for any future appointments.  

  16. Mill Pond Kennels has the right to refuse any future appointments from clients who have missed or cancelled multiple appointments. 

  17. If you are asked to leave due to violation of any listed rules there is no refund of that session or packages. 

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