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I am considering rescuing a 2 yr old choc lab ... find any info on the subject. Can anyone give advice?

Labs want to swim. It's what they were bred for. It's not a neurosis. Is her swimming the problem, or ... between the pool and the house, and never letting her inside until you've stopped her and dried her off. Cate

My lab Benson hates water, he just hates everything about it and the first time he went into a lake myself and my husband had to get in with him and then he just stood there looking as us thinking "what the heck are you doing to me"
My lab Benson hates water, he just hates everything about it and the first time he went into a lake ... with him and then he just stood there looking as us thinking "what the heck are you doing to me"

My lab Orson hated it too, until another dog showed him how to swim.

But yes, I've seen a few other labs who are fishes out of water such as yours. I've also seen breeds loving swimming that I never thought I would, such as a schnauzer and a mastiff. And a poor greyhound who loves the water but will never float.
Cate
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But yes, I've seen a few other labs who are fishes out of water such as yours. I've also seen ... would, such as a schnauzer and a mastiff. And a poor greyhound who loves thewater but will never float. Cate

Hi Cate
Yes I am hopeing my new lab Molly will teach Benson about water when she is old enough, she is more bolder
I have an inground pool. I have a lab mix (who adores swimming) and a flat-coat, who I believe knows how to breathe under water. They are not allowed in the pool.

Bummer! lol I have an inground pool and my dogs can go in at will. They have been trained to know how to get out of the pool from the steps or just pulling themselves over the side. They often lie on the steps to cool themselves off on a hot day. My Border Collie and Yellow Lab absolutely love the pool the most, they will even play tug in the pool as they they try to be the first one to the toy. Both will launch off the side and the diving board. Generally they don't swim in it when no people are out there, but in the summer they spend a great deal of time wet, lol. They love the water and it's great exercise for them.

I think if the OP doesn't want the dog in the pool just bring the dog inside.

I have met very few Labs who didn't adore water. I love the fact that my dogs like water, it makes summer so much more fun, lol. Lauralyn
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Bummer! lol I have an inground pool and my dogs can go in at will. They have been trained to ... to cool themselves off on a hot day. My Border Collie and Yellow Lab absolutely love the pool the most,

It's the one thing I yield to DH on..
They love the water and it's great exercise for them.

I;ve tried that argument! oh well..
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It's the one thing I yield to DH on..

I wondered why. That's a bummer.
If we had a pool, we'd hardly have to leave the house. Probably more than half the time when I'm leaving the house, it's because I'm taking Orson somewhere to swim.
Cate