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Old 06-05-2019, 08:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Six months is a young pup. At this age, I'd encourage her to watch other dogs playing in the water for a while. Just go and watch. Don't expect her to do anything other than watch. Expose her to different kinds of water: still water, water that moves in waves, water that trickles over rocks. Let her see it, explore it, taste it. Let her see you get in water and play and laugh and toss floating toys. Expect her to stay on the shore and watch. Your pup is young and wisely cautious of new things. As she ages, she will change. Curiosity will overcome caution and she'll splash out to see the toys you're playing with. The harder you push, the more she will resist. Go at her speed and praise each tiny step in the right direction. You have time to turn her into a swimming dog. Right now, she's a cautious puppy, and that's all right. Maturity changes things.
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