Can Golden Retriever Puppies Swim?

One of the best things you can do with your Golden Retriever is to take them to a lake, a pool or another body of water for a day of fun and swimming with the family.  Adult goldens naturally do well in the water, but what about puppies? Can Golden Retriever puppies swim?

Golden retriever puppies have a natural instinct that makes them good swimmers. Many Golden Retriever puppies can hit the water for the first time and learn how to swim very quickly.

Golden Retrievers Love Water

Most Golden Retrievers love the water and spending time in any body of water.  Many take naturally to the water and will learn to swim with very little encouragement.

In most cases, it’s best for a golden retriever pup to be at least 2-3 months old before attempting their first swimming lesson.  At this point they have developed enough to begin to be able to handle the water.

When Can a Golden Retriever Puppy Start Swimming?

Always begin by assuming that your puppy can’t swim.  Then you can take the time to help them adjust to the water and teach them how to swim and be safe.

Your Golden Retriever puppy is sure to love spending time on the water with you and the rest of the family.  There are a few simple precautions you can take to make sure that your puppy will be safe when they bounce into the water.

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