A dogs life at the world’s first canine hotel

A dog owners nightmare – what to do with your four legged friend when you want to go on holiday? One Spanish resort, The Resort Canino Can Jane in the town of Roca del Valles, just might have the answer – take them with you. 

The five-star resort, just 30 minutes outside of Barcelona, has been designed with dogs in mind; it even has a specially built swimming pool for dogs in all shapes and sizes. The aqua park includes a water slide, as well as extra tough inflatables for boisterous playtimes

Federico Cano, manager of the resort said he had seen a resort that allowed dogs to swim with their owners and wanted to recreate the idea, but going one step further by building a hotel just for dogs: 'I don't see why dogs should not be allowed to enjoy a swim when the weather gets hot just like people can - especially here in Spain where it gets really hot.

'I designed it so that it was a little bit like a beach with a gradual slope that is exactly what dogs appreciate and I can guarantee a great experience for dogs and one that is clean and healthy for owners.'

He said that once the dogs get used to it the biggest problem is often getting them out the water, adding: 'The best thing is that they really burn off a lot of energy coming here. Take the dog to the resort for an hour and I can guarantee that it will sleep for the next two days.'

The resort, which has staff with over 20 years' experience in dog training, also has a training school, charges £10 entry for adults and dogs.

Pet owners are allowed to swim with their dogs in the is 1,000m-square and 60cm deep and  water games are arranged throughout the day. So everybody is happy.

For more information visit their website: www.canjane.com or telephone 938 422 523

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