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Old 07-01-2010, 07:00 AM
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Just got to thinking today, do chihuahua's like water or even swimming? I carried leila out to the pool deck today to watch the kids jump in and play for a few minutes just to let her see. Then i leaned down and let her get a little closer look, then... i put her back paws just slightly in and she started kicking them so then i lowered her front paws in and she was justakicking up a storm. Like she was swimming, it was sooo cute. The kids and i were cracking up. Then i took her right out , i didn't want to scare her in any way.
Anyone let their chis swim with them?
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lexi used to hate the water and on sunday as it was so hot i took to a country park where we put her in the water and she swam ok but was not fussed, as she seen us walking in the water which was only about an inch deep she did start to follow us and got used to it, i think she is too much of a lady to enjoy getting her feet wet though x
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:13 AM
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haha, leila didn't seem to mind. which really suprised me.
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Mine swim haha
by they only so it if they have their life jackets on
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We go to the lake often but my two won't even get their paws wet - they freeze up. Someone told me to get a kiddie pool, fill it a few inches of water, add floating toys and they'd get in and start liking the water. I don't know if it will work but I might try it once the weather cools a bit - right now a few inches of water would heat up way too much from the sun!
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We have a pool and both Frankie and Ben are terrified.
They will go to the edge of pool and look in but only if no one is in the pool. We tried taking each one of them in slowly with us but they froze up.
So we just have "water watchers"!
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tulula likes a little swim in the bath lol
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No Feodore doesn't like it at all. When I go to the lake with my boyfs two Jack Russels and one lab, they love going in the lake when the weather is warm to cool them down, but the chi doest seem to overheat like they do, he hardley ever even pants- must be because chihuahuas are adapted to the mexican heat.

When I threw toy in the water fot the other dogs to fetch one of them ploughed into Feodore who was sat omn the edge and he fell right in! He totally panicked and froze for about 3 seconds, at which point I was about to wade in to save him, but then he just started swimming to the edge and just got out fine and sulked for abit. Guess they just know how to swim instinctively.
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