Anyone Own a Dog That Loves to Swim?

mikech

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Aug 13, 2014
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Seminole, FL
+1 for skimmer socks. I also have a vortex leaf catcher on my cleaner which catches all the hair that's sunk to the bottom.

First pic - Branston my chocolate lab active in our previous pool (rented house)
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And a more leisurely swim out to the steps at our current (own) house. He's going blind at 3 1/2 (retinal atrophy), but doesn't stop him jumping in and swimming!

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kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
Awesome pics! Love the jumping in and the kid's face!

I am glad you are in your own house so he can be in his place and will know his way around.

Kim
 

fatboy1271

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Wish our Rhodesian Ridgeback/American Stafford would go in the pool. He's such a baby :) He'll run around the edge of the pool all day long but if anyone is in it, he won't come inside the gate!

If I take him in the first thing I will do is show him the stairs. That's actually one of my biggest fears: being at work and watching Geno in the pool not knowing how to get out... Ok, no more sad thoughts and maybe I should teach him that regardless of him not wanting to swim.

I hadn't heard of skimmer socks, so thanks to all that suggested them and I will be ordering some.

Thanks for the pictures and the video!!!
 

NeedMoreSun

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LOL, I've got a friend with a lab that won't get in the water. The crazy man actually got caught by his wife playing a video of my dog to HIS dog and explaining that it's what labs are supposed to do. Ok, weird friends, but it suits me, lol.
 

txnole

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Aug 18, 2014
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Amelia Island, FL
Rather than socks, these hairnets are fantastic. Someone from TFP turned me on to these and I love em. They go for about $8/case at Amazon

3M Disposable Hair Net 407, Spunbond Polypropylene, Universal, White (Case of 100)
 

YippeeSkippy

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Evans, Georgia
Wish our Rhodesian Ridgeback/American Stafford would go in the pool. He's such a baby :) He'll run around the edge of the pool all day long but if anyone is in it, he won't come inside the gate!

I would love to see a picture of your dog. I have a Rhodesian Ridgeback/Plott Hound myself.
 
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