It was April of last year when she went into 3 inch deep water to fetch her ball for the first time. Unsure and scared. It required a lot of convincing and treats. After that, I repeatedly worked with Xena last summer on her fear of water.
Now she is only afraid of water if she can’t reach the floor.
I know it was unintentional but nonetheless she swam toward me for the first time. It was 3 weeks ago. About 4-5 strokes. Moments before, I was showing her that she can swim. She was understandably scared and her swimming paws were wild when she reached me. My abdomen was covered with scratch marks but no pain no gain, right? A year from now, I might have a little swimmer. We’ll just have to wait and see. Her first swim was captured in video if you’d like to see!
Never Stop Exploring 🐾