Summer Exercise for Dogs

If you can get your dogs near water, it’s a great way to exercise them without over heating them.

Farley (Wheaten Terrier – 4 years old) loves to dive.

Piper (Border Terrier – 4 years old) is learning to swim. She tries not to go too far out. At the beginning, she wouldn’t even put her paws in the water, so we’re making progress.

Murphy’s (Rottweiler – 8 years old) big breakthrough was stepping on the back of the boat. Farley had to show him it was okay.

Each dog has their own fears and limitation and it’s up to us to figure out what they are and give them the opportunity to overcome them and enjoy the water.

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9 thoughts on “Summer Exercise for Dogs

  1. “Each dog has their own fears and limitation and it’s up to US to figure out what they are.”
    If more people could figure this nuance out, there would be whole lot more happy dogs.
    Fun pictures.

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  2. My border terrier hates the water so it’s great to see a border enjoying the water! But we find ways of keeping her cool in other ways (walks in the woods near rivers, etc). Great post 🙂

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