Scared of the Pool
My German Shepherd Rex had a bad incident when he was a few months old and now is terrified of the pool or a large body of water. The thing is, he loves to play with water from a hose or a small puddle left by the sprinklers. I know he would love the pool, but I have no idea how to get him to go in.
I have tried to put on a leash and walk him just on the steps, but he does EVERYTHING he can to not even go there. He will go dead weight on you and pull back as hard as he can until I give in to his demands because I am scared of choking him.
I am thinking about picking him up when he is unsuspecting and walk into the pool (which will be no easy task with a 100 lb shepherd), but I want to hear what you guys think.
By the way, I have bought kiddie pools and filled it with an inch of water, but he still wont go in.
Last edited by Richardv1224; 09-26-2013 at 07:34 PM.