Cute Overload :D
We’re hearing about Puppeh ‘Tocks in the water. So far, this is the only visual confirmation we’ve had. More as this develops.
24 Hours Of ‘Tocks…continues.
It’s OK, everyone. It’s OK. Puppy is juuust fine. No, really, he is good.
THIS is exactly how my Golden Molly looked when we took her to the beach. LOL No natural water love there.
Best tocks so far but I know it is still early. Too cute – he really doesn’t want to get too close!
Water that moves! ARRRRRGGG!
love the skid marks in the sand
Me too. As I said when this was first posted, I wonder whether the guy holding the leash has noticed that no voluntary locomotion is occurring.
Yeah and I kinda wish the puppeh had a harnessy thing instead of (apparently) just a collar so the skidding won’t be so uncomfortabuhls ..
As someone who has been on the other end of the leash, there is no way they don’t know that the puppy is not cooperating. I had to keep bending down and “helping” my little girl into the water. *sigh* We’ve never been back. I’ve since learned from other Golden owners that the ocean is not the best place to start them on their “natural” love of water.
That’s the WHOLE reason to NOT use a harness. A collar is only uncomfortable if they don’t walk politely on it. Uncomfortable, but not painful.
I see it day in and day out, untrained dogs on harnesses, dragging their owner into the building, all the while the owner is trying to talk to the dog like they can reason and explain why this visit is important. One of us will get a kennel lead, slip it around the dog’s neck and bring the dog back. They might try to pull back a couple of times, but once they realize that they will not be able to bully the holder of the leash, and they find it to be uncomfortable to fight, they quickly learn to walk politely on that leash. The owner is always amazed that their dog can walk on a leash so nicely.
Your quotes suggest that Goldens don’t have a natural love of water. Is that what you mean?