Boston Terrier Underwater
The Boston Terrier is a small, intelligent, and adorable dog. Though not the most popular breed of dog, it does make up for its lack of popularity by giving the dog owner an affectionate companion that can be trusted to stay close to home while exploring the outdoors.
The Boston Terrier is an underwater dog; it has been bred and raised in the water all his life. Not only does this breed make for a good swimmer, but they can even handle swimming on land. However, their main focus as a dog is underwater; so if you have a Boston Terrier who loves to swim and often goes for long periods without resting, you may want to get him an underwater collar.
You should understand that your dog will need to be trained when wearing an underwater collar. Because of their size, it will take more effort to train them if they are in the water for extended periods.
They are trained to stop swimming when they feel uncomfortable. When you put them on, make sure that your dog does not touch the collar as he will be uncomfortable when you put it on. Put the lightest pressure on the bottom of the collar. After a couple of times doing this, your dog will be able to stop swimming when you put the lightest pressure on the bottom of the collar.
If your dog is in a pool or a lake, your Boston Terrier can swim on land. But make sure that the surface of the water is still warm. He should not go into a body of water where it is cold because he will not be able to adjust quickly. Water temperatures fluctuate constantly so you must take this into consideration when training your dog.
After a couple of weeks of swimming on land, your dog will be comfortable swimming in the water. When you put your dog’s underwater collar on, make sure that the lightest pressure is placed on the bottom of the collar. You should continue to repeat this process until your dog is comfortable enough to swim on the surface of the water.
The Boston Terrier is not a fish and will not adapt quickly if he is not comfortable. Once your dog is comfortable, start swimming with him. You should try to pair him up with other dogs who are comfortable in the water. Once your dog has built up some confidence in the water, you can start giving him rides on your shoulder or in your backpack.
As your dog has gotten used to going in the water, your next step is to get him in the water with other dogs. This way you can get the training done and your dog will be ready to swim on his own.