Put on some shorts, fill your pocket with treats, and wade into the body of water and bribe him with the treats, going a little deeper each time until he has to swim to get to them. Now self respecting golden will not go swimming for a treat.What methods do you use to introduce a pup to swimming? I have a bench bred pup (10 wks) and will train towards JH a bit later. I just wanted to teach her as quick as possible. Thanks.
Whoot whoot! That's great news. Most retrievers do love swimming. They just need to figure out how to do it, and then they're off! Have fun!She swam!! We were almost ready to call it for the day and she swam out towards the lake (away from the shore) 3 times! Mind you only 6 ft out or so...She did it to be near my daughter. She's taking full credit.
At the risk of sounding like I'm at the Academy Awards...
Thank you Shelby, Carolina Mom, Anney, Lynn C, Yaichi's mom, gdgli, Sweet Girl, mattg 1, Stacey, Kate and Jane!! Woohoo!
I'll video tape our star tomorrow and post (if I figure out how).
The JH is a possibility. Whew! Not bad for our first 14 days together.
Hahahaha! I will happily take part of the blame! :smile2:Y'all are truly amazing. Makes me teary eyed. TY. Sweet Girl, if she ever gets in that fountain, I will post a pic. Y'all are to blame, really....:0)
Shelby, truly. Thank you.