Shiso doesn’t like water, unless you are watering the garden, in which case she loves water. Biting and running and jumping after water is fun – getting wet is not.
We have tried on many occasions to take her swimming, with various success. Usually the most she’ll do it put her paws in, and look anxious.
The dogs here though love to swim and play in the pool. With the magic of peer pressure, we got Shiso to jump in the pool. Once in she totally panicked and got out as soon as possible; I don’t really think that she knew what she was doing. With some patience we got her to enter the pool in the shallow section, so she could see that the pool is not entirely scary.
Will she ever be a water dog? Probably not. But it was fun while it lasted!