Ponds and dogs – they almost seem synonymous! Our team of Pond Champs loves your canines and we even carry treats for them! While most dogs we meet are friendly, there are circumstances in which a loose canine can hinder or even prevent us from treating your pond.
If your dog runs loose on your property, you must make sure it is not allowed to jump into the pond during treatment or immediately after treatment. This is very important…the products won’t hurt your dog, but they won’t kill any weeds if the water is disturbed after we apply product! The water must be left undisturbed for at least 24 hours in order to kill submerged weeds. This is why we restrict swimming for 24 hours after a weed treatment. This will be indicated by a red flag. Another reason for your furry friend to avoid the pond for a short while is due to our pond dye! Again, nothing here will harm your dog. There have been a number of instances of a dog jumping in and coming out BLUE! If your dog happens to jump in the location where the dye was applied before it has had the chance to spread, it is concentrated in that area enough to do some staining. With it being concentrated dye, most often than not pet owners will have to wait for it to fade on its own.
We are always happy to see a friendly dog on your property, but we will not try to approach an aggressive dog – even if it’s a small dog – in order to treat a pond. If you or your neighbors have an aggressive or nervous dog that goes outside during the day, please let our office know so we can make a plan to keep our technicians safe. The best (and easiest) thing to do is to keep your dog inside on your scheduled treatment day – (if you are unsure of “your day” call and ask us!) That way we can effectively treat your pond and ensure safety of your dog and our technicians.