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Dog Swimming Pool fun in Suffolk


A dog swimming pool near our Barns and Barges? Yes! Canine Dip and Dive in the village of Otley, Suffolk is just the ticket for some aquatic fun for your four-legged family while you’re staying with us. It’s located smack bang in the middle of our Barns and Barges! Dogs love swimming pools, as the photos on this page show! Please note, we can’t book you in for dog swimming sessions, this blog post is just a celebration of this brilliant dog friendly business.

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Dog Swimming pool in Suffolk

If your hound(s) have never been treated to a dog swimming pool, then this is a must-do for all sorts of reasons! For some, it’ll just be amazing fun, and for others, it may be a great way to introduce them to the water for practical reasons.

And the best bit? You can get in the water with them if you want to!

Dog Swimming Pool with Andy

What is Canine Dip and Dive?

Andy and Jo have a fabulous setup, and they are clearly passionate about making sure their canine customers have fun. They set up their dog swimming pool in the heart of the wonderful Suffolk countryside; it’s an outdoor, 32ft-long dog swimming pool with a great floating ramp, making it easier for dogs to get in and out of the water. There’s also a platform so that they can dive in if they’re feeling brave!

As I said, dog owners are also allowed in the pool join their dogs for a swim. Canine Dip and Dive also offer changing room facilities for your privacy. The whole venue is fully enclosed, too!

Canine Dip and Dive offer puppy classes, senior dog classes, pool parties and plain diving fun!

When I visited the business, their own dog, Buddy, was having a fabulous splash-about with a customer’s dog in the pool. So now you can enjoy a relaxing break with us and even have a good old soak in one of our hot tubs, then head off to the dog swimming pool so your furry friend can have their time in the water.

It’s on the site of Otley College.
They won the national Dog Friendly Magazine award for Best Day Out in the UK for dogs in 2018 and 2019 and hope to win again this year.

Prices start from just £15 for half an hour.

Browse the Canine Dip and Dive Facebook page here or call Andy on 07795 078125.


Canine Dip and Dive
Charity Lane


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