Originally Posted by InaBlinkofaneye
Well I hope he wouldn't sink to the bottom ... but he has a lead-butt and that makes him swim vertically up but not horizontally. He used to panic in the water flapping his front legs to stay afloat but really not go anywhere.
Life jacket helped a lot and he loves the water. I'd like it to stay that way
Maybe this summer we'll make a point to go out take swimming lessons. Obviously it would be great if he could figure out how to swim. I didn't think he was going to jump anywhere near that far or really love the game so much.
I guess he found his niche, so I suppose we'll get out to some reservoirs around here this summer and go practice the doggie paddle
It was great to have met you and Nevada (our bc role model) last year at Cynosport, hope to see lots of you back this year too! Gosia and Blink
Ahhh Gosia.. what a nice thing to say
Hmmmm sounds kinda like the way a horse swims. Interesting??? I had a greyhound/weim mix that used to swim like that. What I saw was when her butt went down and the head started to go under she would panic and flail even more which made it worse but over time she learned to level herself out. Well, Blink is a border collie (much much smarter) and with a little direction and helpful butt lift
I am sure that he will figure it out. Goodness I would say his confidence is pretty far up there so the vest is certainly working that is for sure.