With the hot "dog days" of summer quickly approaching, here's a timely question:
Q. Do dogs know how to swim naturally? If not, how can I teach my dog?
And a very helpful answer from Dr. Marty Becker at VetStreet:
A. Dogs will naturally start “dog paddling” when they find themselves in water, but that doesn’t mean that they can stay afloat for any length of time, that they like being in the water, or that they can safely swim.
Read the article to see if your dog is the swimming type and how to teach them to swim.