Originally Posted by monsterkx2fiddy
Seen you had some pictures of him chilling in the kiddie pool. Is he swimming yet? My dog loves to get in the water but won't swim!!!! Any helpful tips?
i haven't had time to clean, patch, and fill up our big pool so sadly he hasn't been in anything deeper then the kiddie pool.
we taught our chocolate lab to swim by getting in the pool and someone handing us him and we'd hold him until he was comfortable with water then we let him go to see if he could swim.
Originally Posted by ian408
Riley loves to retrieve. That's what worked for him.
So a ball or something your pup likes to retrieve in some shallow water (up to the belly or so) and progressing to deeper water might help.
this is how i got ruger in the water.