Intex does not recommend putting animals in the pool due to safety concerns.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Intex Consumer Support
We have a large dog, too. I do not think this pool would hold up to his nails.
We had one at our last home specifically for our Labs. Built a small wood deck around about 1/3. Modified ladder, chopped off the outside part and attached to deck, screwed down part of a rubber maid step stool ladder down low on the part that goes in the water. Dogs can swim right up to that with stairs under water at right height, and get out. You just have to show them/guide them the 1st several times. Had ours for years, no incidents with nails and the liner, even though one likes to push off the far end before turning around to retrieve. There are also steps that can be purchased and put inside the pool on the liner as a whole unit. Thinking of doing that this year, national places like in the swim sell them.