Here is a question we have wondered about. Our first beagle does NOT like the water but yet I see some of the dogs in photos here with life vests etc. Now that we have a new beag who seems to love playing water, we are wondering if he might like water and swimming. We only tried a small wading pool and it was the same look and behavior we got when we put her in her bumble bee outfit. Our beags water dogs? What are people's experience? The reason for asking is that many public pools in our area allow swimming with dogs on the morning they empty the pool for the season.