If you can get your dogs near water, it’s a great way to exercise them without over heating them.
Farley (Wheaten Terrier – 4 years old) loves to dive.
Piper (Border Terrier – 4 years old) is learning to swim. She tries not to go too far out. At the beginning, she wouldn’t even put her paws in the water, so we’re making progress.
Murphy’s (Rottweiler – 8 years old) big breakthrough was stepping on the back of the boat. Farley had to show him it was okay.
Each dog has their own fears and limitation and it’s up to us to figure out what they are and give them the opportunity to overcome them and enjoy the water.
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Sam had a great time at the lake. He was in the water, playing with other dogs, always off leash. He slept for two days when we got home. It was his holiday.
Garry, It’s great to have a holiday for your dog. I’m sure Sam loved it. The dogs in our lives are certainly lucky creatures!
“Each dog has their own fears and limitation and it’s up to US to figure out what they are.”
If more people could figure this nuance out, there would be whole lot more happy dogs.
Toni, thanks for the comment. I love to have happy dogs.
I love the picture of your dog jumping in the water! Awesome snapshot. Thanks for sharing, Kristina.
Enjoy your day being your sweet self.
Joan Y. Edwards
What a fantastic shot of Farley Dog!!!!! He’s so focused 🙂 …if there were only dog Olympics!
Miss ya! Chanin
Hope to see you in the Bahamas this winter. We can make our own Olympics there.
My border terrier hates the water so it’s great to see a border enjoying the water! But we find ways of keeping her cool in other ways (walks in the woods near rivers, etc). Great post 🙂
Border Terriers are great dogs. Ours took a while to get used to the water and is still a little shy, but she’s getting there.