You tried your pool? :shock: our water isn't quite warm enough yet, even though the solar has been going for almost a week. I haven't tried yet with Copper but Jett had the same reaction as Dakota when we tried with her last year. I even tried to give her swimming lessons. Maybe this year she will get the hang of it. We only have one dog that can swim to the steps if he falls in. That would be our cocker Hunter. Our other cocker, Halo, literally sinks and we have had to jump in to rescue her a couple of times. She always manages to fall into the deep end too, go figure. So, Diane I am sorry to say I don't have any tips for you. With Hunter we just did a lot of practice and he eventually got it.