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View Poll Results: Which, if any, do they like?
Loves snow, not water 26 13.33%
Loves water, not snow 13 6.67%
Loves both 149 76.41%
Doesn't like either 7 3.59%
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post #61 of 72 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 08:30 AM
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My Brandy (RIP) hated water and was born in January. Frisco is so-so about water ( born in Feb). Cheyenne born in July, LOVES water, dirt, muddy, baby pool, mud puddles, and especially the hose! She even loves baths!

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Berlin was born in July. He loves to play in water (except when there is bath time involved) and loves the snow!

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Can't answer the poll as she has never seen snow, but you'd think she was a Portuguese Water Dog or something as much as she loves water. I can't keep her out of the koi pond. The dogs do have their own pool when the weather is warm. She was born in winter.

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post #64 of 72 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 08:58 PM
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Does your GSD like water?

YES ! She gets in the shower with me and she also gets in the water bucket front feet or sticks her face in! I can't wait till spring/summer to se what she does in our farm pond !


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Since I started this thread, Gunner has a new found love of water.
This past summer we had a severe unexpected storm here in South Jersey. Thousands of trees were downed and we lost power for days.
Of course this happened during a heatwave.

Poor guy was so hot and no matter what we did, he just seemed miserable.
So we took him down to the lake and he actually swam. This is his first time going out far enough to have to doggy paddle back. He's wearing a harness so we could rescue him in a heartbeat if he panicked, which he didn't.
We decided to start taking him more often and he really enjoyed it.
He was still unsure when I took this video, but I assure you, he started to love it throughout the rest of the summer.

You'll see in this one that he's so confident that my husband had to call him back. He was just going and going.

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Odin LOVES the water. He will try to climb into any water bucket or bowl, any puddle in the driveway, and the pool.....oh he loves the pool. He will sit on the steps of the pool, and just sit there....he doesnt drink the water, he just chills in the pool while the other dogs are walking around panting in the heat.

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Just an additional thought: Since our pool deck is level with the pool, we put all of the dogs in the water so they learn to find their way out in case they fall in. We started him when he was 7 weeks old in case we turned our backs and one of the other dogs shoved him in the pool (accidentally of course )

All the dogs know if they wind up in the pool, how to get to the steps and get out.
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Finn was definately not a 'water baby' at first. He didn't mind a bath, but try to get him to do his business in the rain, or walk through a mud puddle and it was a fight. He loved the snow, but if it was actual water, it wasn't happening.

Since we moved and now have a lake within walking distance, he has grown to love it. He hasn't gone swimming yet, but he likes to wade in past his elbows and splash and roll in the water. He gets joy out of sticking his nose under the waterline and blowing bubbles.

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Dixie was born in June. When she figured out that the water makes her feel better when it's hot outside, she loved it! Can't keep her out of any form of water. Although she was not to big into swimming, which she was still really little. So can't wait til this next summer and i'll bet she will really love the water well to swim! And the snow is her best friend! When the creek froze over she did not know what to think about that, considering her drinking spot was not there any more, she was quite confused on that one I have a really hard time keeping her inside now, she just want's to be out there 24/7

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Dexter born January. despises water. we take him to the beach but he sits 10 feet away from the water and just watches us. we live in California so havent tested him with any snow yet.
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