Many dogs love the water, especially during the hot summer months. For some, the ability to enjoy a nice swim comes naturally, but other dogs need to build confidence in the water! If you are hoping to introduce your dog to the water this summer, try these tips.
Start off in warm water just deep enough that the dog can stand.
Get into the water with the pup.
Once your dog is comfortable standing in the shallow end, start tossing their favorite floating toy in the shallow end. Start with a short toss and work your way up to distance.
Keep the experience fun so your dog views swimming as a reward!