Rottweilers Online Forums banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
387 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I was wondering if there was a way to get your rottie to like playing in water?


It is a fight just to give Dally a bath. We love to swim in the summer. There is a big lake that everyone goes to. I would love to take Dally, but she will not swim with us. I have even tryed walking her to the edge just to get her feet wet.
She is not will not get close. I get those looks like I know you are not going to try to get me in there. Or The look that I have just lost my mind for thinking she might like to play in it.


I know Dally would do anything I do 99.9 % of the time. But not when it come to water.


PLEASE HELP. Shell
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
599 Posts
I don't really know what to tell you. Max did not like it at 1st ethier but now he loves it. Yesterdays bath he walked into the tub and then layed down the entire time I washed him.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,038 Posts
Shell , keep on trying to gether in the water thats all ya can do . Kitty and Zeus love the water. I'll soon find out how the kids are when we put the boat in .... but they like the water hose
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,926 Posts
Some like water some don't.When it would rain out Zelda would poop on top of the dog house so she did not have to set in water.


I think if you want her to like water start small.get a baby pool and see if she will go in it,don't make her do anything she is going to hate to do.Some princess just don't like to get there hair messed up.


Donna
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
387 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
She thinks her queen self should not get wet at all. When it rains here she poops on the porch.
Her kennel has a small hole in the tarp, she lets you know quick she wants on the porch cuz she is getting wet. Will try the pool thing 1st. (She is losing her pool in my room & going back on the mat. shhhh she does not know yet.)


Shell
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
34 Posts
I started Ariel as a puppy with a little kiddy pool. I bought one of those little electric swimmers. Ariels watched it for a few seconds and started putting her paws in. Within a few minutes she was standing in the kiddy pool. She never felt we were pressuring her and now she loves the water. Every puddle is an invitation to play.


Always start small and praise for even getting her toes wet.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
387 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
I tryed the lake one time, and she was about to get in till my kids spashed water in her face.
Now I have to start all over. We will get there. I know if she sees kids in the kiddy pool she will have to get in to. That is how we tought her to play football. She picked it up from the kids. I will get the kids she likes to play with here and let them play in it. No spashing and she will get in just to play with them.(I hope) I got her when she was 9 month old. So starting her from when she was little should have been on the other owners. But we will get there. Shell
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,135 Posts
My boy will hold going to potty for days if its raining ..... Yet he will swim in the pool , ocean , every puddle and drainage ditch there is ....... BUT rain no way ...... Looks at me like i am NUTZ ....... He gets so discusted if i'm in a store and it starts raining and he gets wet ...... he will powt all the way home ..... cause HE is not smart enough to get away from the open window ......

He would not go near the pool till he saw other dogs in there playing now i cant keep him out of it ...... dives right in ....... when he was 6 months old i had to coax him into the ocean though ....

Just keep trying Dally will get it .......
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,038 Posts
Whats with the rain thing and our dogs ? Kitty always checks the weather out her doggie doorand if its raining she won't go out either
then she will go to the front door and ask to be let out . I have to open the door and let her see it RAINING there too !!!
they are to funny .... but she loves the water ... go figure
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top