Golden LOVE to swim. Last year, I had a Golden Blast swimming in Maui HI Ocean anytime I want. Now that I am back home, Midwest Lakefront Beach is not ideal place for me to swim. When I was young I had a seasonal beach pass and swam in the lake.
However, the lake water has been unsafe for my Golden Sensitive Skin.
Swimming is such a PAWsome exercise that I want to keep as my regular activity. Indoor swimming is my only current option. Last weekend, I went to Splash Dog and went for a swim. It’s my 3rd time to swim in this facility. Click Here to read my 1st swim post. Since I am already familiar with the place, I Woof! Woof! and More Woofs! before my swim session starts. Mom has to keep me distracted and occupied by taking photos around the facility.
My style of swimming is doggy paddle.
Doggy Paddle is a simple and easy manner of swimming.
How does it work? While in the water, I simply lie on my chest and move my front paw/leg and back paw/leg alternately. It is like running on land.
Did you know? … The doggy paddle was the 1st swimming stroke used by humans, learned by observing four legged animals swimming. The doggy paddle is also the 1st stroke used to teach young kids to swim. Check out my 42 seconds Doggy Paddle Swim Video .…
Not all dogs enjoy getting wet and/or being in the water.
Many dogs don’t always instinctively know how to swim.
Do you plan to teach your dog how to swim? If your dog has never swam before,it is important to know these 5 Dog Swimming Safety Reminders.
1) For some dogs, especially those who are not natural swimmers, a life jacket is helpful.
2) Never leave your dog to figure it out on his/her own. In the beginning, it is helpful for you to join your dog in the water.
3) Lead your dog in the water with encouragement.
4) For some dogs, getting wet for the first time is enough. Don’t expect your dog to learn how to swim in the first session. Be Patient.
5) Provide a toy for your dog to play. Make your dog’s swim a FUN game.
I’m Golden Lucky as I enjoy getting wet and LOVE to swim. At a young age, 11 weeks, I started swimming. Does your dog enjoy swimming?
I am joining FitDog Friday Hop,
hosted by SlimDoggy, Peggy’s Pet Place and To Dog With Love.
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs
I know it’s only Thursday but tomorrow, Friday, I have a special invitational post.
I invite you to check out my post. Golden Thanks!