Welcome to the team! Lola is our 9 mo old Choc. lab and she wasn't really fond of water this summer either. We bought her a pool and everything and she really didn't want anything to do with it. We'll try again next summer and see how she does.
My Rita, who is also a full-blood Lab and 3 years old, never liked the water as a puppy. I tried to get her to swim, and my husband said I shouldn't force her. By the time she was 5 months old, I had to lure her in the water with treats. Believe it or not, she still won't really swim. She'll dive into our pool to fetch a toy, or she'll jump in to swim a lap with me, but then she's out.
My Fenway, who's a mix and 1.5 years old, LOVES the water and will swim his little heart away.
It's funny; I guess you can lead a Lab to water, but you can't make him swim!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
current weight: 228.0
Fitness Minutes: (25,835) Posts: 1,624 12/1/08 12:17 P
Abby was the same way when she was little. It took her a while. We would take her and Katie who is 8 swimming and Abby would run up and down the bank barking at Katie because she was afraid to go in. We didn't push her though. We have a really big drinking bucket that is big enough or was big enough for her to fit in and one really hot day she put her feet in it to cool off so I grabbed her and put all 4 of her feet in. She looked at me like I had killed her, jumped out of the bucket and took off running. She came back and looked at the bucket and jumped in herself. We haven't been able to keep her out of it since. After that she got really brave and took off after Katie when we took them swimming the next time. The first couple of times I thought I was going to have to go into the pond and save her until she got her swimmer's feet figured out. Most days she tries to climb into the shower with mom even.
Welcome Renee, your Kira is too cute! My chocolate boy (Bosco) is over 11 now but I remember those puppy days. About Kira not liking water...don't know what to tell you there. Bosco loved water from day 1. Have you tried Google or one of the Vet sites for some answers? Something tells me she'll come around.
Connie~ "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." Sir Winston Churchill
Hey Everyone! My name is Renee, the proud mother of my 3 month old chocolate lab named Kira. Something strange is that she does not like water... She is a full blood lab too... any ideas or suggestions?
"There is no 'I'm sorry.' There is no 'I can't.' There is no 'I'm weak.' Whatever we need to do is what we need to do without any excuses." ~Biggest Loser 2008
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.