Invest in a canine life vest. Ensure safety during early swim sessions.
Guide your dog into shallow water. Allow them to explore and get comfortable
Praise and treats for every step into the water. Build trust and confidence.
Support your dog under their belly. Help them feel buoyant and secure.
Engage in games near the water's edge. Make the experience fun and enjoyable.
Slowly move into deeper water. Stay close and provide constant reassurance.
Celebrate milestones. Once confident, your dog will happily swim on their own.