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Water box

Discussion in 'Sports & Activities' started by MOBK, May 17, 2020.

  1. MOBK

    MOBK Pup

    I cant find a translation for what i try to ask.

    I seen on video a big box with a dog in it, stuck on harnass and harnass stuck on pipes so the dog is stay in position and not go under water.

    I find as translation 'pool' but for me is not that, is more like plastic box with water inside.

    I think is typical dogman item, so i can not find examples on google to show people what i mean.

    When you know what i try to search, i want to ask if you have pictures for me from it be ing used. And if you have successfully condition your dog with it?
    Also i would want to know if being used with cold water or maybe better with outside temperatur water.

    Because we have more days really warm sun the last years, i would maybe like try to condition in water, but i have no lakes where i can go to.
     
  2. F.W.K.

    F.W.K. Top Dog

  3. F.W.K.

    F.W.K. Top Dog

     
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  4. MOBK

    MOBK Pup

    Thank you, is almost same i have seen.
    You maybe know if is cold water okay and how many days the water can stay before change water?
    I ask for health of dog reasons, dont want to sick the dog or dogs.

    Again thank you, is great idea. I know this product.
     
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  5. F.W.K.

    F.W.K. Top Dog

    YW, Heat of the water depending on the temperature of the weather, if the weather is cool I would not use ice cold water, keep it comfortable. You can use a heat pump for the temperature and a water filter plus those tablets to keep the water clean and at the correct pH values.
     
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  6. MOBK

    MOBK Pup

    Thank you very much!
     
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  7. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    I would imagine you could treat the water the same as if it were a swimming pool/even a heated swimming pool.

    Good set up. It should work very well.

    Always wanted to work one swimming but in a controlled enviroment. I pushed one out in a pond with a 20' pole once but I had no control of the water nor the water temperature.

    The work part worked and worked very well. Understanding dogs can eat and drink just about anything, I worried about the amounts of water/pond water being consumed.

    I like the container idea.

    S
     
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  8. PMK

    PMK Pup

    This is a very good idea but problem is the length of the ibc tank it is just a bit short for larger dogs.
    The proper name you are looking for is hydrotherapy swim tank.
     
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  9. PMK

    PMK Pup

    The idea of using a heat pump and water filter is excellent Mr F.W.K just like a large fish tank.
     
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  10. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    I've never used swim tanks so take my opinion with a grain of salt but I feel like either that pool needs to be a little bigger or the rope holding the dog back needs to be a little longer. You can hear the dogs back feet hitting the back of the tank as he swims. Seems like that would hinder natural movement and full extention of his back end. Just an observation. I can hear his nails hitting the tank every time he kicks his back legs. Seems like that would be like putting the dog on an unlevel turn table or a mill that isn't square. Possible injury or maybe not getting the full benefit of the exercise?
     
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  11. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    I'd go with it not being completely efficient as he is not getting full range of motion.

    There was a guy on here ( I think) some years back who welded two horse troughs together. It was long enough and just wide enough.

    The one we did swimming turned out well but having the 'control' of a tank would be the way I would like to go.

    I like reading the dog when they are on the mill. I guess it would be a learning curve trying to figure out where they dog was at or what the dog needs while in the tank.

    S
     
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  12. PMK

    PMK Pup

    A while back I was looking into making something like a swim tank but my idea was to use 10mm clear polycarbonate and get it heat folded and plastic welded to into a large tank to my specified measurements it has to be at least 6ft long for dog to get full stretch, but then other things took over and I shelved the idea to a later date lol...
     
  13. F.W.K.

    F.W.K. Top Dog

  14. MOBK

    MOBK Pup

  15. ones I have seen were always heated
     

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