We went to Creekside Canines in Kernersville. You can rent the pool for $10/half hr. But first you have to take a $25/dog swimming safety class or a $50/half hr private swim lesson. I opted to book a private swim lesson and split the cost with a friend.
Both of our dogs had to wear a life jacket.
|What have you gotten me into, Mom?|
Buster wasn't so sure.
I brought his high-value treats (baked chicken & sausage & scrambled eggs) and we slowly coaxed him into the pool.
|2 paws in!|
|All 4 paws in!|
But the point of the lesson is to build confidence so we quickly brought him back to the steps so he could understand that there is an easy exit.
After that, he just wanted to sit at the pool steps and get treats. His swimming buddy was jumping in, splashing around and having a blast. In the end, we got him to put his two paws back in and we ended on a good note.
|"I know what happens when I put all my paws in....2 paws in is all you're getting now, Mom!"|
I'm going to purchase a life jacket and then we're gonna find a natural body of water to practice our swimming together.