Many dogs love water, making water-based workouts quite pet-friendly and will help them lose weight. Be safe by outfitting pups in a dog-friendly life vest with handles to help maneuver them out of the water if necessary. Check the temperature of the water. If it is too cold, your dog could suffer from hypothermia and could also tire your dog’s muscles. Never ever toss your pet into water. Also, don’t keep them in water for too long. Keep swim sessions brief. Make sure that there is an easy way for your pet to exit the water. Having a non-slip ramp, steps, or a doggie ladder.