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Old 01-19-2014, 12:34 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Tessa used to only go in shoulder deep. We threw her favorite toy far enough that she had to swim for it. That's all it took.
We have tried that (lost some toys). She'll run full speed and hop through the water until she gets to her chest. Then she slams on the brakes .
Our trainer suggested that when the weather gets nice to try to coax her out with us in the water if we have can find a place were she can swim with us. Or, attach a long line to her and just throw her in water just deep enough for her to have to swim. If she fails to swim well or freaks to bad we can recue her with the line.
We prefer the first method but aren't totally opposed to trying the second.
If in the end, swimming isn't her thing, that's ok. We are happy to let her romp in shallow waters.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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When Apache learned water she did the spashing it out of the bowl stuff. Now she loves swimming like a beaver or playing on shore, I cant take her fishing. She outswims labs no problem. She is scared of the hose though even though ive never got her with it, she knows to run when I turn it on.

I wouldnt coax a dog into swimming, it will backfire like my dog with the hose. Just play around the water and the dog will figure out swimming.

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I don't think mine would jump into a large body of water on their own, but they would follow me in. Midnite is a strong swimmer and Robyn holds her own . They both enjoy playing in the baby pools I got for them , but they don't get dxcited over the hose, that is the younger goldens thing.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:04 AM   #14 (permalink)
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A friend's dog was afraid of the water. She brought her to the lake when I took my puppy (he LOVES water) and after a while, she began to swim as well, just following my pup's example (and to make sure she could get her favorite toy before he did!). Maybe take a water loving dog with you?
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:09 AM   #15 (permalink)
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boomer..great picture! Do you mind telling us where it was taken? I promise I'm not a stalker..just love any coastal area.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:16 AM   #16 (permalink)
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LOVE any water, any temperate....lake, ocean, waterfall, river, streams, puddles, baby pools, kennel pool, waterhose, and the bathtub if water is in it and there is no one around to stop them. Any type of boat, or floatation deceive that allows them to be on the water.

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Old 01-19-2014, 11:28 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Sofie loves the water, but water hoses are her mortal enemy.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:59 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Lisl loves the water too. She will retrieve her toys from under water. Loves baths too and always wants in the tub.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:44 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Sasha loves water! She dunks her whole head in when playing with her frisbee. It cracks me up.

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Old 01-19-2014, 01:18 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Water lovers! Both of our dogs are much stronger swimmers than I am - here they are swimming in the San Francisco Bay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8azwXni1l4s
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