Briar: in­tro­duc­ing wa­ter

Shooting Times & Country Magazine - - FRONT PAGE -

LIT­TLE BRIAR Is grow­ing like a weed and now weighs 11kg at four months old. Since the weather has improved I de­cided to in­tro­duce wa­ter. This is not vi­tal at this stage but when the weather is good it is a great op­por­tu­nity to in­tro­duce a puppy to wa­ter. I started with a small hard plas­tic pad­dling pool and kept it shal­low. I used ten­nis balls and other toys and just let her play. The older dogs worked ex­tremely well to help en­cour­age her in.

The beach is also a great place to in­tro­duce them to wa­ter. It is im­por­tant they can run in the wa­ter to be­gin with rather than it be too deep and they

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