6 Best Ways to Train Your Golden Retriever
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Goldens excel at swimming. Some will naturally take to the water; others will panic and end up in a vertical position, doggy paddling, but not getting anywhere. If this happens, keep one hand under his belly and the other on his back to keep him level. As he gets the hang of it, remove one hand at a time. Never force your dog to go in the water. Some need a few visits before they are comfortable.