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Sadie loves the boat but isn't too sure about the water. She fell overboard once when she was little. (And yes, she can swim. Which is good because she's afraid of her life jacket.) We're taking it slow and not forcing her too much because we'd really like her to enjoy the water as much as we do. She's coming around. Last time we had her out, I took her in and supported her with one hand under her chest. She was very relaxed. It was a hot day. I think she enjoyed cooling off. We'll also wet her down with the hand-held shower once in a while so she doesn't get overheated.
She will walk in the water right at the edge, but hasn't gone deeper on her own yet. It was funny... One time she squated to pee in about an inch of water. She turned around to sniff, and couldn't find it. You could tell she was very confused. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif
I guess there's two schools of thought on bathing. Never and frequently.
Our vet says bathe her as often as we can with a mild oatmeal shampoo. I've found that if I make the water really warm, Sadie almost enjoys it. (In spite of herself.) I think temprature means allot when it comes to Sadie and water.

It's bath day. I think I'll go see if she'll get in the pool with me first. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif
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