Monday, July 15, 2013

Maddie's First Swim

A couple of weeks ago, Maddie got to try swimming for the first time.  She did great!
I don't think she loved it, but Maddie was definitely intrigued and could not keep herself from the water's edge.

I almost always swim my hounds with an inflatable collar as it keeps their ears above water.  I find that many dogs do not like their ears to get wet and it can be a source of panic. Plus it does not give them so much support that they just float around.  Initially, I started with the life jacket and was reminded how much I prefer the inflatable collar.
All in all, I think it went well.  We plan to practice regularly and hopefully Maddie will get more and more comfortable.