Sunday, April 4, 2010

Buster Blogging: Swimming Phobia?

I just don't get it. Every time we take Buster to any form of water--ocean, river, lake-- we have to teach and/or persuade him to swim. Every. Time. He could go every day to the same spot for a week and finally start happily doggy-paddling around by the end of the play session. After a successful session, he'll come back the next day and act all freaked out, prompting another persuasion and teaching session. I sure wish I knew what was going on in his head.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if it's a purely psychological thing (I doubt he would associate bad memories with swimming, because there are none to be remembered - that we know of), or he is afraid of some element of the environment, like waves and wind, or whether one of his legs hurts when he does swim. Whatever the case, it's kind of both funny and sad to see him struggle with it every time we go by the ocean.