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How to Teach Your Dog to Swim?

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Don’t we just love it when our pets are doing things others pets cannot do? Just like swimming, do you know that there are ways on how to teach your cute dogs  how to swim?  Even dogs who are famous for being afraid of water can also learn how to swim.  Swimming is a great way to exercise, have fun and beat the heat but start slowly and don’t overdo it.

Q. Do dogs know how to swim naturally? If not, how can I teach my dog? She’s a Border Collie mix, and she gets very hot when I take her to the lake with us.

A. Dogs will naturally start “dog paddling” when they find themselves in water, but that doesn’t mean that they can stay afloat for any length of time, that they like being in the water, or that they can safely swim.

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Kreg Atterberry is a writer of veterinary articles and the owner of Veterinary Marketing Done For You, a veterinary marketing company helping veterinary clinics and animal hospitals get found and dominate their local online searches.

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