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Old 07-09-2007, 09:19 AM   #1
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Default Swimming: Can all dogs swim?

Because we have a pool we make sure our children know how to swim, how about a puppy?
Just curious of how old a pup should be before we let it in the pool ?
Can all dogs swim?
Anyone know?
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DONT worry im not putting this Pup in the pool we are only washing her with babywipes NOT even a bath yet

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No all dogs can not swim. My husband had a hunting dog, Vizsla, who was scared of water and could not swim. She kept trying to crawl, climb out of the water instead of ever leveling off.

If you are talking about your chi pup I would not put it in the pool and she should not be able to climb in this summer. We never put our chi in either of the pools but the dane will go in both the wading pool and the big pool.
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my pup is really scared of deep water, he just panicks and stays still, i dont know if he can swim, i just know hes too scared to try!!

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Colbi can swim very well. She's a Labrador mix. I found out she can swim by the terrible mistake my father made by throwing her in a pond.
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Colbi can swim very well. She's a Labrador mix. I found out she can swim by the terrible mistake my father made by throwing her in a pond.
You just reminded me of MY father doing that to ME !!! That was about 35 years ago.CRAZY Man!!

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poor thing!! i have secretly wanted to throw pippin (border collie) in the river and see how he does, we live near moors and a lovely doggy-friendly park complete with river, and id love him to swim, but he doesnt think the same!!

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poor thing!! i have secretly wanted to throw pippin (border collie) in the river and see how he does, we live near moors and a lovely doggy-friendly park complete with river, and id love him to swim, but he doesnt think the same!!
Oh don't do it, not only is it the wrong way to teach them how to swim, but the look on their faces after is just heartbreaking! LOL.
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Oh don't do it, not only is it the wrong way to teach them how to swim, but the look on their faces after is just heartbreaking! LOL.
And it doesn't work!!! Not all dogs can swim... Like some humans who just never get it the same applies to dogs. Cat, our Vizsla fell out of the boat once...she would have drowned if my husband had not jumped in after her. She was not swimming nor did she attempt to swim...just kept trying to climb out of the water.
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No all dogs can not swim. My husband had a hunting dog, Vizsla, who was scared of water and could not swim. She kept trying to crawl, climb out of the water instead of ever leveling off.

If you are talking about your chi pup I would not put it in the pool and she should not be able to climb in this summer. We never put our chi in either of the pools but the dane will go in both the wading pool and the big pool.
One of my dogs goes in the pond all the time. My Pom goes in the pool, I carry her around she can swim but she doesnt really like it so it only put her in ocassionally when shes panting watching me in the pool, (she never leaves my side shes like a shadow) I just cool her off, but having a dog in the pool can be so much fun, I cant, but will wait untill my pups old enough I want her to like the pool.

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One of my dogs goes in the pond all the time. My Pom goes in the pool, I carry her around she can swim but she doesnt really like it so it only put her in ocassionally when shes panting watching me in the pool, (she never leaves my side shes like a shadow) I just cool her off, but having a dog in the pool can be so much fun, I cant, but will wait untill my pups old enough I want her to like the pool.
I guess I should have clarified...if your pup can get in and out by herself and wants to go into the pool I would let her. I just wouldn't put her in until she is able to get in and out on her own. Our dane loves the water and you are right it is fun to play in the pools with her.
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