Water Sports Training with Your Dog

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by jtclough on July 19, 2010

Doing the same old thing with your dog gets boring for you and your dog.  It can be the reason you don’t even do things with your dog anymore.  Boredom is high on list of why people stop doing things even if it is good for you.  Research says that doing something new is the single biggest element you can add to increase your happiness factor fast.  This is true for your dog as well!

Can Your Dog Be a Water Dog?

Not all dogs are water dogs, but many dogs you might not think are water dogs would actually love to play some type of water sports.  We humans have a tendency to label dogs as “doesn’t like water” because either the first time the dog was introduced to water it didn’t go over all that well, or the breed doesn’t seem like it would be a water dog.

Even people who have some sort of exposure to many more things than dogs usually can have trepidation about a new activity or event.  Many things we do like biking, yoga, stand up paddling, or swimming we weren’t good at the first time.  Nerves are part of the learning curve.  You get over it with practice and with a mind that logics and the volition to go on our own new things become a part of our lives.

Your dog has to rely on you to create the same thing for them.  For some reason we humans forget that just because the dog wasn’t good at water activities the first time or showed signs of being extremely nervous doesn’t mean this is an activity to never try again.

Finding a trainer who understands dogs and training can help tremendously with a couple of lessons you and your dog will be on your way to having tons of fun in the water.  More fun stuff to do is a good thing!

What Kind of Water Sports Are Available for My Dog?

Doggy Paddle – Swim

Kayak with your Dog

Stand Up Paddle Board

Surf with your Dog

Dog Beach Fetching the Floating Ball

San Diego Dog Training Urban Adventures

Check out the links to these fun dog water sports programs and get started with more fun, fitness and good times with your dog.  Get out and try something new and find what many people who are either in the Project Happiness Life with Dog as Training Partner Program or my Running Dog Programs have done for them.

Simply put, everyone is wagging more!  And not feeling like waddling so much with the natural fitness that comes along with it.

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1 Deb July 21, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Been wanting to try the stand up paddling. Could just imagine trying that with my 3 Labs. That would be a real test of balance and core strength…lol
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2 Life With Dogs July 27, 2010 at 9:23 pm

This is a wonderful summer post – I’m off to retweet!
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