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