CAN ANY DOG DO IT?

Midwest Living - - Pets - WRITER KELSEY OGLETREE

Yes—if a pet meets these cri­te­ria, which can all be cul­ti­vated with kind­hearted, pa­tient train­ing.

SWIM SKILLS

Dogs all pad­dle in­tu­itively, but they can’t all ca­pa­bly stay afloat for long.

PLAY DRIVE

Your dog needs to show mo­ti­va­tion to play with toys (i.e., loves fetch).

CON­FI­DENCE

Some of us like to ease into the wa­ter gin­gerly; some of us like the high dive. Dogs are no dif­fer­ent.

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