Since it was so hot lately, I decided to take my two knuckleheads(Chris-17 months and Mutz-17 weeks) to the ocean for some water testing. I also wanted to see recovery on puppy to water. Went to a pier over the water that is in about 5 to 6 feet of water. Once off the pier the dogs can swim right under the pier to land. I take a stick with both of them(first time for both dogs over their head in water) and throw the stick into the water. Both dogs jumped straight out into the water,(Of course Chris got the stick as Mutz always follows), and then realization of water being over their head kicks in they both start paddlin for the shore and do their shake. Now for the test part, I then went back up on pier and threw the stick again, and both dogs jumped in again and came back to shore. Was very interested in seeing how the younger one would handle the shock/stress of being over his head and more importantly how would he recover. Guess I'm pretty satisfied....lol. Sidenote, this is important to me because for the dogs to graduate the police dog academy in NJ, they have to go into the water up to a man's chest and apprehend a man. You'd be surprised how many dogs really have a problem with this, many dogs get to where their feet are no longer touching the ground and won't go any further. So I was really pleased with both but especially the young guy as I am still learnin his boundaries....pretty much know Chris's capabilities Wasn't sure if the puppy with his Czech background had the nerves to handle this....lol...psych!!