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    Lex loves to swim but of course he wears a life jacket. We have a lab to and when we take them to the lake lex thinks he can go out and swim like bubba lol... But he does great w the life jacket on he has a little more freedom than when he didn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jzepeda87 View Post
    my moms german shepard jumped in the pool today before my dad even prepared it with all the chemicals, she loves the pool...! I am going to introduce rocks into it slowly maybe in a few weeks, he was ready to jump right after her but i caught him...lol i think he'll be one of those rare ones...cesar millians bulldogs swim...:-d

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    Pebbles loves the water. We have an in ground pool and as a puppy pebbles just jumped in and immediately sank. Luckily I was in the pool and got her right out. After that we bought a life vest. She has learned where all the steps are she can stand on and will run around getting on the steps without her vest. She will stick her whole face in bobbing for her toys. With the vest she can swim, without forget it. We never let her on the porch unless we are right there watching her every minute. When we want to swim and relax we put her in the house and she just barks and cries and looks at us from the sliding door. Obviously that doesn't happen often, who can stand that sad face

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Omg..this is heartbreaking! Our pool is cross fenced and very unreachable. We have ALWAYS been so afraid of first our children..when they were small..now our grand babies...getting to that pool. Jake just saw that part of our yard two weeks ago...much more interested in the avocados on the ground than the pool! Such a sad story @JeannieCO ..people. ..people.
    Sad indeed, just glad I didn't know them. I think of that story often and let people know about it when I can.

    Quote Originally Posted by laurentourville View Post
    Horse loves to swim, but he can't by himself, he just sinks. We found out that he can't swim at all last summer when Horse was playing with a Lab puppy in a shallow stream and decided to walk along the stream and find the steepest bank to jump off of, into 10 foot deep water. He swam for about 2 feet towards me then just sank like a rock. Thank goodness I was right there and dove to the bottom and got him. I have to be just as careful with Horse around a pool as I would with a small child, he would just jump in. I plan on getting Horse a lifejacket, but for now he just "swims" with his front arms over my shoulders, hugging me. Bulldogs love water, but I have yet to see one swim.
    WOW lucky indeed! So glad that ended well and you were there. Was it a fast or slow moving stream? You must of been terrified. I walked my other dog Ace, who's a great swimmer, to an inlet part of the lake about 7 years ago and tossed a tennis ball for him to go get. Well bonehead me forgot his rear legs were still week due to recovering from a TPLO surgery 6 months prior and he started to go down like the Titanic, literally. All that was left before I jumped to get him was his yet and the tops of his feet. I was stunned and thought he get his swim feet but he didn't. He was ok swimming the remainder of that weekend but he's never been in without his life jacket since.

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    My intro to bullies was about 45 years ago . A friend's family had a bully. Sam loved to ride in their boat but when they would come back to their dock he would step off the side of the boat instead of jumping onto the dock and sink like a rock. Someone would have to jump in and retrieve poor Sam from the lake bottom. LOL He also would walk into the lake to get a drink and walk into water over his head and just stand there till someone would retrieve him.... Sam had emergency stomach pumps a few times!!!! Sam is also why we have a bully today,,, I just loved that crazy dog.

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    Delilah can't swim..like..at all. She doesn't have the natural instinct for it really.

    If you do plan on introducing him to the water..do it slooowwwwllly! I can't stress that enough. Just tossing him in there one day could terrify him and make him not want to ever go back, lol. You have to let them warm up to it on their own. Start by putting them on the steps with the water just barely touching them..then maybe down a bit..and eventually, if he likes it..he'll go out on his own accord!

    Delilah wears a life jacket. I think any bulldog should wear a life jacket, really. They just are built so awkwardly for swimming..incredibly top heavy. She still sinks a bit WITH the jacket on. I'm always right by her when we are in the water.


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    Sarge tried swimming once at the lake... and he sank. Thank goodness it was only about 2 feet of water and there were 3-4 people in the water so it was easy to pull him back up. I couldn't imagine taking him on a boat I'd be so frightened. It is only baby pools for Sarge now and when we play in the waves at the lake/beach it is ONLY with a leash so he can't jump in!
    I talk to him when I'm lonesome like; and I'm sure he understands. When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat. For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that. ~W. Dayton Wedgefarth

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    my two swam fine. It was for short swims. I agree with the life vests.

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