Newfoundland Question

Do all newfs like water? My 1yr.old newf has a large pond, she has not swam she just goes to the...


Do all newfs like water? My 1yr.old newf has a large pond, she has not swam she just goes to the edge and drinks from it.

    In Newfoundland - Asked by Anonymous - 3/18/2012 11:19:20 PM
All of our Newfies but one loved, but our Landseer, Shelley, would only go in to please us. It just didn't interest her at all. Different Strokes for Different Newfs, perhaps? Let her be herself. I don't like the water either and another of our Newfs knew it. If I went in the water she whimpered until I came out!
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/12/2012 2:31:33 PM


my boy newfie doesnt like water yet and he is 7 months old
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/23/2012 10:29:28 PM


Newfoundlands are amazing swimmer's. But, just like people, some love to swim and some don't. This all depends on how they are introduced to the water and if they get anything positive out of the experience. If your Newfoundland loves the water, but doesn't like to swim, using positive reinforcement techniques such as clicker or marker training can help you teach your Newfoundland to swim. I've found some Newfie's take to the water as puppies, while other's don't start to swim until they are 2-3 years old. But as I said, every dog is different.
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/29/2014 3:16:44 PM