All dogs go to heaven, obviously. But not all dogs can swim. For some pups, swimming is so much a part of their nature that they start paddling their legs if you hold them over a kiddie pool (though that’s not recommended). With other canines, well, it seems they have water confused with molten lava.
Even if water won’t be a big part of your dog’s life, all dogs should know how to swim in case of emergencies. With these tips, you can ensure that your water-loving dog stays safe around water and that your water-averse pup can be safe if push comes to shove. Try these 10 tips for teaching dogs to swim and be safe in the water: