After trying relentlessly to get this boy in the pool, he decided today to take
his first swim in the lake. So far, he will only get on the top step of our pool. The one time we tried to get him in the pool, he splashed around like a crazy dog frantically trying to get out! Then today, while at the lake, my husband and kids were kayaking and he just decided to go in after them and swam like a champ! Now I hope he can transfer those skills when we get home so he can have swimming as an exercise over the hot summer months!
Mine loves the water, as well. I'm just a couple miles from a beautiful beach on Lake Michigan that has a portion sectioned off for dogs so we go there quite a bit. We hike through the dunes and then head to the beach. I'm not sure which she likes better... swimming, pouncing on the waves or digging holes in the sand. It's all fun!