I went into the water first, my Dobie is 4 months old and I went into the Ocean and he followed me in. You can see the pics on one of my threads called Odin Update.
Wow, Chase looks so much like Beckham or vice versa. B started out not wanting to get in our pool. He was just a puppy. Now he will come in the house and be wet. I know he has taken a "wade". LOL Hoping next summer he will be more comfortable with it.My Chase LOVES water. It's not uncommon to find him in an empty bathtub looking for water to play with. He's only been swimming once (I need to find a good lake), but I literally had trouble getting him out of the water and back to the car. He kept sprinting back in as we headed to leave.
Here are some pictures from his first swim. Sorry about the prong and flexi. We stumbled on this place while out doing something else, and I only had the prong in the car as a collar. The lake wasn't fenced and near cars so he had to stay on leash for safe wading. It was such a cool entry to a lake that we couldn't pass it by! He loved it!
Chase wasn't the biggest fan of water when he was younger, so your pup may come around and decide to like it. Keep trying without pushing the whole water thing.
Find the Doberman...lol
And because I think this one is kinda pretty I tried to edit out the leash (and collar), but it didn't work so well.