Owners and their pets have been making a splash at Cheltenham's Lido

Hundreds of dogs made the most of the outdoor pool this weekend. Credit: ITV News West Country

This weekend man's best friend took part in the ultimate doggy paddle.

900 dogs jumped in for a swim at Cheltenham's Lido this weekend.

Some of the pets took to pool like a duck to water while others were much more hesitant.

Unlike previous years, the doggy swim had to be contained to small hourly batches of animals and owners.

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Normally the dog swim marks the end of the swimming season but this year Sandford Lido is reopening for more dates because of the demand for cold water swimming.

Some dogs were a little more nervous about getting in than others. Credit: ITV News West Country