Pooches keep cool during the heatwave - in their very own swimming pool

Buddy has a swim in the pool Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Buddy has a swim in the pool Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk couple are offering dog owners a way of keeping their pooches cool while they exercise this summer - in their swimming pool just for canines.

Andy and Jo Brownlie set up Dip and Dive in Wyverstone in August last year, but the pool is coming into its own this summer as the relentless heat batters Britain.

Andy Brownlie and his dog Buddy have a swim Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Andy Brownlie and his dog Buddy have a swim Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Mrs Brownlie said the business ‘took off from day one’.

Andy Brownlie and his dog Buddy have a swim Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Andy Brownlie and his dog Buddy have a swim Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

“We had to close for the winter but reopened this May bank holiday so this will be our first full season,” she said.

Andy Brownlie and his dog Buddy have a swim Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Andy Brownlie and his dog Buddy have a swim Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

“It has gone beyond anything we could have hoped for - the weather has been our friend.

Buddy has a swim in the pool Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Buddy has a swim in the pool Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant


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“Dip and Dive is fundamentally for fun, a fun swimming pool for dogs.

Buddy has a swim in the pool Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Buddy has a swim in the pool Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

“But we have dogs come for so many different reasons, some come for weight loss.

Andy and Jo Brownlie, owners of Canine Dip and Dive Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Andy and Jo Brownlie, owners of Canine Dip and Dive Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

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“It is great exercise for the dogs, especially in this hot weather. Twenty minutes in the pool is enough exercise for a dog for a whole day.”

Andy Brownlie and his dog Buddy have a swim Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Andy Brownlie and his dog Buddy have a swim Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

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