Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Throw him in? Kidding...sort of. Some dogs just plain don't like water and won't ever like it. Some have this initial fear and once they realize it's fun, they are fine. I had a dog like the latter and found that the more of a big deal I made about it, the worse it was. Best thing was to just toss the dog in without making a big fuss, and go in with a toy, play around, show the dog it's fun, and two days later the dog was dock jumping better than my dock jumping titled dog. Really depends on the dog though. My dog is not timid about anything else, very confident, sometimes pushy, loves to try everything kind of dog. Just hesitated with water for whatever reason. You could literally see it on his face after I tossed him in and he realized he was not going to die and it was fun. He was running in it, drinking it, barking at it, jumping off the dock.