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<P>Had my&nbsp;pup out today for his first swim. I was expecting him to be a little hesitant to get in&nbsp;and slowly walk in. That was not the case. I got in my waders and waded out a couple feet and squeaked his toy and here he came jumping in. He didn't stay in for long for he did jump in twice so I was pleased. Pictures are soon to come.</P>
 

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Outstanding, I can remember Drake's first swim, he was a little unsure until I walked out with wadders on, after that, I can't keep him out of the water. <img src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/smile.gif" align="middle" border="0"><br>
 

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<P>Those are moments you will allways remember.&nbsp; I introduced a puppy to water Sat.&nbsp; By the end of the session he was retrieving real mallards.&nbsp; Jim</P>
 

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<P>It's fun to remember those times.&nbsp; We got our dog when he was 11 months and he wouldn't go any further&nbsp;out than chest deep.&nbsp; We ended up going camping w/ some friends that had a golden that ran out into the middle of a creek and our dog went out after him.&nbsp; Once he figured he wasn't going to sink like a rock it's been nearly impossible to keep him out of the water.&nbsp; Now he'd much rather do water retrieves than chase a bumper in the back.</P>
 

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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">He sounds like a keeper.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">You did hte right thing getting in the water first.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">He wanted to please you and come to you.</P>
 

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<P>Had him down at lake cumberland this past weekend. Man what a riot. He was pouncing around and occasionally just jumping into where he couldn't touch then come back then go back out this went on for about a half hour he was having a ball. A german shephard pup came down and started playing with him in the water it was funny. They were like a couple of kids dunking eachother. At first I got scared it would turn him off of the water but then he dunk the shephard a few times and they were having a blast.</P>
 

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<P>I remember Shawnee's first swim like it was yesterday.&nbsp; Now she's 9 and swimming to rehab from a blown knee.&nbsp; Under any circumstances, it is a joy to see these dogs in the water.</P>
 

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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">My lab got his first swiming lesson by chasing a frog .</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">He thought duck weed was grass</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Ended up with a green /blak lab pup that I can't get enough af the water .</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">But he dosn't chase frogs any more .</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Johnch</P>
 
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