Those are too cute! He looks like he is having SO much fun.... Deacon would love to have a place like that to play.
Riag, in my experience I have found the elbows to be pretty much the standard water level comfort cut-off point for dobies UNLESS they are acclimated to it when young. My last dobie would wade up to his belly but couldn't swim and nearly drowned when he got old and feeble. Which is why I specifically encouraged Oscar to become a waterbug at a young age. I'm in Fla. so water safety is a must here! Rudi sounds like he's too smart to go in deeper water. (Not a bad thing!) Frankly I think Rudi's made up his mind and is not so inclined to go deeper...but if you do get him a life jacket, you absolutely must let him go at his own pace and can't force him. Maybe he'd enjoy riding out on a boogie board???Riagogogo said:I couldn't get him out any further than where the water goes up to his elbows.
Riagogogo said:Ummmm..........Rudi would be running away from the shore line and that sprinkler.........he shivers at the site of water even on a 90 degree day! I wish there was a way to get him more acclimated. I took him to a local lake last summer.........and FORGET IT! I couldn't get him out any further than where the water goes up to his elbows. I wonder if he would do better having on a doggie life jacket? Any ideas? Or should I never traumatize him again?
Sooz said:Hey Okie, be sure to bring ******* because guess what? It's next to the Coast Guard station! ;-) ;-)