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Old 12-19-2012, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
Bear L
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Default Dog submerging ears in water?

Can your GSD submerge its ears in the water while diving for something on the bottom of the water? I noticed my dog won't dive. I threw a stick into the river and she tried to dive for it but every time it starts to submerge her ears, she will get up and shake.

She can and will put her eyes and snout in the water, just not her ears.

After multiple times of trying to get the stick in the water, her ears became horizontal when she got out of the water. Is it the water weighing the ears down? The ears went up pretty quickly to it's normal position after we left the river.

Just curious if it's something she can't do (submerge the ears) or something she has to get comfortable doing?
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