Teach Your Dog To Swim In 9 Simple Steps 

Begin in shallow water. Let them walk in and splash before swimming.

Start Small

Life jackets give dogs confidence and keep them buoyant while learning.

Use Life Jackets

Keeping them attached prevents panic. Slowly lengthen the lead as they improve.

Practice On Leash  

Floating toys encourage dogs to reach and paddle out into the water.

Use Floats and Toys

Swimming with your dog shows them how it's done and makes them feel safe.

Swim Together 

Treats and praise during and after swim sessions reinforces the behavior.

Reward Progress

Some dogs take to water quickly, others need more time. Stay calm and positive.

Be Patient 

Introducing Baby to Dog