Most dogs are great swimmers, and some dog breeds simply love the water. However, other dogs are more careful around the water, or even afraid of it. In some cases, it could be because their only experience with water up to that point has been a bath. The good news is that with some training and patience, you can turn any dog into a water-loving swimmer. Here are easy steps to make your dog a water baby.
1. Safety first! There’s nothing more important than safety, so make sure that your dog is comfortable around water and can swim. In the case of a swimming pool, make 100 per cent sure that your dog can get out of the pool on his or her own. When out on the water at a dam or lake, ensure that your dog is always wearing a life jacket.
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