To humans, the “S” word can make you tingle, if you know what I mean (wink, wink.) But to a dog, the “S” word is as big and exciting as the “R” word.
Mikita lives to go swimming! If she could she’d be in the pool every single day. Jake on the other hand, is not a fan. His excitement comes from stealing the ball out of Mikita’s mouth as she climbs out of the pool.
Swimming didn’t come naturally to her. We had to teach her and wanted to teach her because I didn’t want any risks with a pool 10-feet from the back door. Early on, Mike carried her into the water to get her comfortable and then eventually let her sloppily dog-paddle her way to the steps. That was 7 years ago. It took some time, but today she dives in like a PRO! And she BEGS to go swimming. Just mention the “S” word around her and it’s relentless from there.