For this reason, every summer I hold swimming lessons for labrador retreivers - a breed not known for swimming...
Here I am showing the class the proper technique. If you look closely, you'll see one of my students floundering in the background.
Before every lesson, I speak about the importance of safety. There should be no 'horsing' around in the water and only one lab per floaty.
Watch and learn, you black labs...
Training these big dogs is a lot of work and very time consuming but I do it for the love of teaching others to swim.
If there are any other labs - yellow, black or brown - that would like to learn to swim, I'll be holding lessons starting late June. Tell your moms and dads not to worry, we have lifeguards at the ready to save your sorry behinds in case anything happens!
Who is that handsome dog looking back at me in the water?
oh, yeah, that's just my handsome self!