How to Train the Dog to Swim?
On hot summer days, owners who love to swim are sure to take their dogs to the water so that the dogs can also feel the coolness and fun of playing in the water. Just because a dog is naturally able to do the doggy crawl does not mean they can swim. They have to learn to do it.
Therefore, how do you coach and train a dog to swim?
Step 1: of course, is to choose the right place to swim. Private pools are the best. Rivers and streams are also good options. But be careful, and be sure to choose clean water with no sharp objects at the bottom. It would be dangerous for you and the dog. In addition, a shallow region was chosen to facilitate professor training.
Step 2: make sure your dog is leashed before going into the water. Not only will you be able to control your dog's direction and speed while teaching him to swim, but you will also be able to help him if he is in danger.
The third step is to practice in a shallow water area, splashing the water gently over the dog, but not in the dog's face, in case the dog feels uncomfortable. You can also use toys to induce the dog to move forward. As the dog gets used to swimming in the water, it can slowly move out of its depth.
Step 4: Pay attention to compliments and breaks. Patience is a must when teaching a dog to swim. Then focus on complimenting and encouraging your dog as he goes along. Give your dog a break and a drink of water when appropriate. Remember not to try too hard to get your dog to learn how to swim. Trying too hard can backfire.
Also, if your dog is already unable to learn to swim, do not worry. Make Sure your dog has a life vest. Dogs new to swimming should wear canine life vests. Dogs are good at learning and imitating. Have your dog play in the water with other friends, and soon he will learn to swim and enjoy it. Finally, it is important to note that when taking your dog for a swim, be sure to have a towel for your dog. Dry your dog with a towel after swimming. Even for short-haired dogs, you should use an absorbed towel and, if possible, a hair dryer. Never leave your dog out in the sun, no matter how hot it is.
Return home, take a timely shower, and carefully observe that the dog's skin is not red. If it is necessary to seek medical attention in a timely manner, take care to observe that the dog has no symptoms of a cold. Never take your dog out for a swim when the dog is lethargic or not feeling well, or when the weather is bad, in case the dog catches a cold and gets sick or worse.