my frenchies are little fatties. lol. they are a head breed, their weight is carried in the front. they hit the water and sink like rocks, head first. when we were looking for our first frenchie, we talked to several breeders. many of them asked if we had a pool. some will not even sell to people with pools at all.
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
We took our Schnauzer's to the beach, they had never been in the water except for baths. The funny this was as soon as we were getting ready to put Max in to let him swim to my husband, his little legs just started automatically dog paddling. It was so funny. It was like they were mechanical legs. We were just holding him in the air over the water. he swam back and forth from me to him. He seemed to enjoy it. It scared Maggie, she just wanted me to hold her. but she did swim. I never did let them off the leash on the beach with the other dogs. Don't trust them or the other big dogs there.
Please don't throw your dog in the water and hope for the best. I always let mine run around on the beach and enter the water when they are ready. Most of the time they will eventually put their front paws in. Does the dog like to retrieve? Then throw something that floats into the water for him.
growing up we had a samoyed/golden cross and she hated water.One day a kid ridsing by on his bike descided to throw her ball in the creek next to our house thinking she would go and get it. Well she ran up to the edge and no further so he pushed her in thinking he was just helping her into the water for her ball. She wouldn't go anywhere near a body of water after that. Please do not throw your dog into the water it is very traumatizing if they don't like water or can't swim.good luck
Rocky, my boston, can not swim. I was trying to catch my koi when we were moving and he was freaking out so i grabed him and put him in the pond with me. He sank, thank god i never fully let him go, he went down i pulled him right back up and put him back on the side of the pond not in it. Now i dont care how crazy he gets when im in water he is not comming in.
I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame I'd even cut my hair and change my name
I have a bulldog and he likes to swim, but i sometimes will put a life jacket on him just in case, and i never leave his side when he swims. My other dog sandy (lab) is a good swimmer. What breed is ur dogs bbkoo? If you are worried about your dog swimming they have doggy life jackets, that will help them.
No not all dogs can swim. My beagle/basset mix can do the doggy paddle, but he actually sinks! He loves the water though, so will jump in if it looks too appealing. His favorite is to be carried into the water and then me hold under his chest and follow him as he doggy paddles, so he feels like he's swimming, but in fact if I let go, he'd go to the bottom! :)
He's your friend,your partner,your defender,your dog.You're his life,his love,his leader. He will be faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion
Last summer I took Lacy into the pool with me so she could swim. I wouldn't just drop him in..I just kindof gently set her in. She would swim straight to the side of the pool but couldn't figure out how to get out. She seemed be a good swimmer but I could tell she didn't like it because she kept swimming to the edge trying to get out. I would just make sure to be right there with him so that if he doesn't like it or can't swim for some reason, you can pick him up quickly. I would give it a try...he might like it and he might not. They make doggie life jackets too that you could put on him for extra safety.