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04-17-2014 07:56 PM
SoCal Rebell
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Originally Posted by wolfy dog View Post
Ha, ha, WD did just like that at the very same age. You can't believe your eyes when you see them do that and wonder how they ever get over that traumatic experience until you see them do it over and over again.
The GSDs have been the only spontaneous swimmers from all dogs I have known and had. It should go in the breed description
My last GSD Cutter wasn't much of a swimmer, no interest. GSD before him Rebell the 1st used to whine when I was in my pool. He saw his girlfriend Lucy (another GSD) jump in and that was that. I used to throw a tennis ball in the pool and if it was 10 feet out he would leap those 10 ft and patented the move where his paws move before impact and his head never went under.



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04-17-2014 07:07 PM
Oliver'smom Last fall the local community pool was doing a closing the pool/shelter fundraiser for the dogs. Ollie was about 5 months old and hadn't experienced anything deeper than a kiddie pool in the backyard and a few very shallow streams. One of the dog stores had donated a ton of tennis balls for the pool party. As soon we we were checked in and the leash was off, Ollie saw a tennis being thrown into the pool and gave chase. He ran straight into the deep end not understanding it was water. I ran to the pools edge and started emptying my pockets thinking i was going to have to go get him because I wasn't sure he knew how to swim. But he bobbed back up and started doggie paddling around. He hasn't jumpy straight into the deep end of any pool since, but he does splash around in the shallows and know we know he can swim if he needs to.
04-17-2014 06:17 PM
wolfy dog
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Originally Posted by SoCal Rebell View Post
My Rebell really surprised me when I took him at 12 weeks old to Las Vegas to visit my dad. When we went into the back yard it was the first time he saw a pool. He made a bee line for it and dove in and swam around a bit. I called him and when he got close I fished him out. Toweled him off and as soon as I let him go straight back into the pool, he loves water.
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Ha, ha, WD did just like that at the very same age. You can't believe your eyes when you see them do that and wonder how they ever get over that traumatic experience until you see them do it over and over again.
The GSDs have been the only spontaneous swimmers from all dogs I have known and had. It should go in the breed description
04-17-2014 06:08 PM
wolfy dog
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Originally Posted by Momto2GSDs View Post
Oh....He's a BEAUTY!
What a GREAT time he had! You know how much German Shepherds HATE the water! LOL
WD must be smiling watching you guys!
I'm so happy for you!
Moms
Yeah...my sweet WD.... I miss him but DDog takes away some of it.
Thanks Moms
04-17-2014 06:03 PM
SoCal Rebell My Rebell really surprised me when I took him at 12 weeks old to Las Vegas to visit my dad. When we went into the back yard it was the first time he saw a pool. He made a bee line for it and dove in and swam around a bit. I called him and when he got close I fished him out. Toweled him off and as soon as I let him go straight back into the pool, he loves water.



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04-17-2014 04:03 PM
boomer11 Lol wow that really is a nasty Lake
04-17-2014 03:54 PM
Momto2GSDs Oh....He's a BEAUTY!
What a GREAT time he had! You know how much German Shepherds HATE the water! LOL
WD must be smiling watching you guys!
I'm so happy for you!
Moms
04-17-2014 03:50 PM
wolfy dog
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Originally Posted by daonlyillwiz View Post
That is NASTY water, cant believe you let him in there. Good looking dog though.
It is just algae blooming in clean water. When the oxygenating plants start growing, the algae gets back in balance.The pond is filled with run off from the mountains. There is a healthy population and variety of aquatic life in there.
04-17-2014 03:42 PM
daonlyillwiz That is NASTY water, cant believe you let him in there. Good looking dog though.
04-17-2014 02:35 PM
Eiros Cute!
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