Teaching Your Puppy to Swim by Berger Blanc Suisse Puppies for Sale -
Teaching Your Puppy to Swim by Berger Blanc Suisse Puppies for Sale
At Dances with Wolves ranch we have some pups that are natural swimmers, while others need a little more encouragement to enjoy the water. If your Berger Blanc Suisse Puppy is showing a lot of resistance to going into the water, he should not be forced if he’s afraid. Especially for young dogs, if they have one bad experience with water, they might be afraid of it for the rest of their lives.Therefore, it’s important to make sure that your Berger Blanc Suisse puppy’s first experiences with water are positive and fun.
Positive Experiences in Water
When first introducing your Berger Blanc Suisse puppy to the water, make sure that he’s comfortable and feels safe. Bring along treats to feed him every step that he takes into the water. Talk enthusiastically and encourage him the whole the way. Stand in front of your puppy and back up so he’s stepping closer and closer to you until he’s swimming to get to you. If you’re working with a very young puppy it might be better to start off in a kiddie pool to get them used to the idea of water. Start off with just an inch or two and slowly fill it up higher.
Encouraging Your Puppy to Get in the Water
If your Berger Blanc Suisse puppy likes toys or a ball, you can throw them into the water slightly ahead of him, so he’ll swim to reach his toy or ball. Some other ways to encourage your puppy to enjoy water is bring along another dog that already know how and likes to swim, and the puppy may follow them in. If your family is in the pool together splashing and having fun, your puppy will be more likely to try getting into the water to join in on the fun.
Teaching your puppy to swim is a process. Instead of spending hours in one day trying to get him to enjoy the water, spread it out in small sessions over a few days or weeks.