Devo is learning how to paddle board. Although Devo is not a huge fan of the water, he does enjoy being with mom. To get him used to how the paddle board works, we have taken him out a calm day. I am teaching him where to stay on the board and when it is okay for him to jump off and swim to shore (and when it is not). Today we are doing some basic foot moves and turns to get him used to the movements of the paddle board. Remember to always use a dog life vest for safety.
Remember to remain calm when teaching your dog something new that they are unsure of or a little scared of. The more calm and in control you are, the earlier it will be for your dog to learn the new thing and become comfortable to doing it.
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