April 18, 2016

How to teach your dog to kick their back legs while swimming?

I have a 1 year old Portuguese Water dog who can’t swim! She can kick her front legs but doesn’t kick her back legs and her butt sinks. How can I teach her to swim? I put her in the pool with a floaty on her butt and she can swim, but otherwise she just can’t. How can I teach her?

Comments

CuxtCake

Hold her front legs so she can’t move them in the water for a few minutes. She will learn.

Angelina

i dont think you can teach a dog to swim, they either can or they cant. But make sure to support back legs so she doesnt sink and dont leave her in the pool or with pool axcess when shes unattended, she could drown if you arent careful

ladystang

take to a professional, some dogs can’t swim

Tuan Anjing

Who on earth gave Skeerguy the TD? That is exactly the right answer. A very gently sloping beach with a seamless transition from wading to swimming will build any dog’s confidence and muscle strength.

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