My 4.5 month old standard poodle had his first swim (assisted) in our pool. Although he was paddling with 4 legs if I didnt hold ud his butt he would have sunk. How can I help him to be a better ...
Try this method:
Carry your dog several metres out into knee or waist-deep water. Place one hand under your dog’s belly and hold the rear end up by gently holding her tail so that she is level in the water. Face toward your helper on the shore and immerse the dog’s torso in the water. You’ll notice its feet start to move as soon as they touch the surface. When it’s paddling vigorously, remove your hand from under the belly and briefly hold the rear end up by the tail to keep the animal level.