CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) - Not all dogs like water but with a little help you'll have them swimming in no time! Jim Helems, Owner of Jim Helems' Dog Pals in Southampton, shared some tips!
Teaching a dog to swim
- Take it slow - pond or slow moving stream or use a kitty pool
- Use toys
- Use food
- Have other dogs or people already swimming
- Playing fetch
- Use life jackets in case the dog falls (from a boat)