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Old 05-03-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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I'm so proud of my girl! In 3 days she has gone from being afraid of the pool to loving it. DH took a few pictures when he got home from work today. She is really coming along in her training! Her basic commands and manners are improving and now with swimming included in her exercise routine her focus is vastly improved too.

She is definately now a water dog!
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:42 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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Very cool.
Pic #3 looks like she has webbed feet.

You'd never know from the pics that she was newly adopted.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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These pictures make me
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Looks like fun to me!

Our second GSD Jake, learned to swim when he decided to walk on the water side of our boat on the beach. He ended up swimming about 2/3 of the distance. He wasn't a water dog, but water was never a barrier after that. Annie our GR, lives for a dunk or swim. Anytime we go near a lake, ocean, river or creek, she'll soak herself. She especially loves to fetch a ball from the water. It's always a problem when the ball sinks and she stays out swimming around looking for it. Need to have an extra ball when that happens. Our current GSD Kaiser, hasn't had to swim yet, but he has learned to cool himself off by walking through the Annie's kiddie pool.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: zone 5
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She's living the good life now! And I know she appreciates the people who are giving her that life.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:50 PM
 
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Very cool.
Pic #3 looks like she has webbed feet.

You'd never know from the pics that she was newly adopted.
Thank you! I've been working with her a lot every day. She definately has webbed feet. She is a Show Champion Chesapeake Bay Retriever. When those feet get going in the water, she is fast!

One of the unique things about these dogs are that they are "wash & wear". The oils in their coats keep the water away from their skin. Right out of the pool, with a couple of shakes and she is barely damp!
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:54 PM
 
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Cool pictures I love the last one reminds me of the dogs at the dock diving competition.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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These pictures make me
Thanks D!

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Looks like fun to me!

Our second GSD Jake, learned to swim when he decided to walk on the water side of our boat on the beach. He ended up swimming about 2/3 of the distance. He wasn't a water dog, but water was never a barrier after that. Annie our GR, lives for a dunk or swim. Anytime we go near a lake, ocean, river or creek, she'll soak herself. She especially loves to fetch a ball from the water. It's always a problem when the ball sinks and she stays out swimming around looking for it. Need to have an extra ball when that happens. Our current GSD Kaiser, hasn't had to swim yet, but he has learned to cool himself off by walking through the Annie's kiddie pool.
I wish I could take our dogs to a lake or to the ocean but with the number of alligators around here - I won't take the chance. My oldest dog Gator, used to love to swim in the pond we had in Georgia but at his age he wouldn't be able to get in and out of the pool. Kohla seems very afraid of the pool this year so I'm taking it extra slow with him. Our hound....well Sammie is a special case.... she HATES any water except what comes in a bowl

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She's living the good life now! And I know she appreciates the people who are giving her that life.
We love her already - thanks!
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:57 PM
 
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Cool pictures I love the last one reminds me of the dogs at the dock diving competition.
Hmmmmmm Maybe....we will see how well she flys though the air!
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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Love #3. looks like she is enjoying her new home and swimming. Go Molly Go!
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