Bernese Mountain Dog Question

Hi, I had a wonderful golden that would we would take out on the boat ALL the time, and she...


Hi, I had a wonderful golden that would we would take out on the boat ALL the time, and she would swim and really enjoyed to swim and be on the lake. Do Berners like boats/swimming??? THANKS

    In Bernese Mountain Dog - Asked by Anonymous - 3/4/2012 4:20:31 PM
The Bernese can enjoy the water like any other breed. If they are not used to the water some patience will be required. Take a favorite toy to toss in shallow water. If the dog sees you in the water, they may be ok coming in right along with you. But there could be caution demonstrated on the part of the dog. Encourage the dog but don't force it. Your dog will let you know it's comfort level. With patience and trust the dog should be willing to take the plunge. As for boats, the same rules apply. Show the dog, let them smell and see boats on the water. If your dog is accustomed to riding in the car, the boat experience should not be an issue.
    Answered by ryder03258 - 4/3/2012 8:00:39 PM
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bernese do like swimming but ma'm they are workers not soo play with them at home and give them something to work for
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/17/2012 10:52:26 AM


Depends on your Berner, we have had ours for 9 years and he does not like water! He even avoids puddles, although if it's not raining too hard he will still go on his mile or so walk(s). But, again, for the most part DOES NOT like water
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/4/2012 2:33:56 AM