Swimming isn’t just for us! Many of our pups enjoy the water and it is a great way to keep them cool during the warm months! Many dogs can be natural swimmers, but many need to be taught the proper techniques for safe water fun! 

We need to remember that our furry family member could be nervous if its their first time in the water so we should start with the basics to keep them feeling safe!

  • Choose a quiet, shallow area.
  • Keep your pup on leash while they are learning.
  • Get into the water with them.
  • Allow them time to ease into the water by walking slowly into the shallow area.
  • Don’t force them! 

Be sure to keep the lessons positive! Teaching your pup how to swim while their young will help them be confident and safe in the future.