Teach Your Dog How to Swim

June 12, 2020

Swimming is a great way to exercise your dog while keeping them cool in the summertime. Unfortunately, not all dog breeds are natural born swimmers. Some may need additional encouragement before they begin enjoying a quick dip in the lake.

Follow these steps over a period of a few days to avoid overwhelming your dog.

Step 1 – If your dog is new to swimming or is a breed with a stockier build, make sure to purchase a properly fitting life jacket with a handle for them to wear.

Step 2 – Get your dog comfortable with wearing the life jacket by putting it on them when you’re at home and encourage good behaviour with treats.

Step 3 – Introduce your dog to a small body of water first, such as a baby pool or a bathtub with a couple of inches of water in it.

Step 4 – Reward your dog when they step in the water.

Step 5 – Gradually let your dog become comfortable with bigger bodies of waters such as lakes, pools and ponds by allowing them to go freely in and out of the water.

Step 6 – When teaching your dog to swim in a larger body of water, simply do it while holding your dog and allowing them to swim to the edge. Slowly move away from the edge to allow your dog to swim from further distances.

Step 7 – Use a ball or toy to encourage your dog to swim to fetch it and reward your pet when they retrieve the item.

Remember to never leave your dog unsupervised while playing in or near water.

Happy swimming!

Leave a comment

32 thoughts on “Teach Your Dog How to Swim”

  1. Hi, I do think this is an excellent web site. I stumbledupon it 😉
    I’m going to revisit once again since i have book-marked
    it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change,
    may you be rich and continue to help others.

  2. Thanks for some other informative blog. Where else may I get that kind
    of information written in such a perfect means? I’ve a undertaking that I am
    simply now operating on, and I have been on the glance out for such

  3. Does your site have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to
    send you an e-mail. I’ve got some recommendations for your blog
    you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it improve over time.

  4. Hey there are using WordPress for your blog platform?
    I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and create my
    own. Do you require any html coding expertise to make your own blog?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  5. An interesting discussion is worth comment. I think that you need to publish more about this subject matter, it might not be a taboo matter but typically folks don’t speak about such subjects. To the next! All the best!!

  6. This is the perfect site for anybody who really wants to understand this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I actually will need to…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a subject which has been discussed for a long time. Excellent stuff, just great!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Select a Language

New Zealand