I've had dogs all my life. Izzy is my third dog in the last five years. I've had puppies in my home temporarily for the last five years, as well. I said I wanted a high drive dog. Well, I got one. Maybe when she took flying leaps at my calves, trying to reach my capris when I went to get her at her wonderful breeder's house, I should have taken pause.
But, I didn't. And what I got was the most rambunctious, trainable, lovable dog I've ever seen.
At 10 weeks old, she is swimming with mostly reckless abandon. If the waves are too big, she wants to be close to her mama. But, she also doesn't want to miss anything.
I'd like her to be a great swimmer so that we can get her Water Dog Titles, sanctioned by the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America. So, now I'm being careful to only expose her to things she can handle, so she isn't spooked or frightened by the water.