As I said before, our dogs don't jump into the pool from the side, but use the stairs instead. That was true throughout the summer, until one evening, when I was swimming, and the pups, namely Denny, were not banned from being outside during that time. Because of course, he could not stand seeing me in the water, so he teetered for a while, before he made an ungraceful plunge to come and rescue me, whether I wanted it or not.
He is not the most confident swimmer, and does not enjoy it as much as the other two, but he likes to cool down, and has to retrieve his toys, when they are unlucky enough to be in that situation. Usually his first response is to look at me, and then look at the net, urging me with his high pitched barks to get it OUT, get it OUT already. If I don't, he has to jump in himself.
The funny thing is, that he would only jump in from the very same spot he did the first time, no other spot ever, and I have to encourage him to get his toy, to do it. Have a look. I had to through in his beloved squeeky toy several times to get the pictures, and after the last time, he gave me the evil eye, so I stopped. :o)
Still depating with himself if he should or shouldn't jump.
See how high the water splashed? It's like throwing in a sack of potatoes. Not very graceful, Denny!
Still klinging to the edge with curled toes. Hard to let go sometimes ... the landing looked like a painful belly flop. Happy is all excited about the whole thing, running in circles around the pool. He must have thought Deny to be so daring, and cool. ;o)
But he's got it!
He's had enough.