For many pets, the freedom of summer is enjoyed by playing outdoors, which is often followed by cooling off in basins of water. However, it is a time of fear and embarrassment for me because I don’t know how to swim!
– Rusty, Newport, RI
Start simply, by splashing around in puddles to gain that sense of relief, that a refreshing dunk in water can give you, even if its only knee-deep. It takes some getting used to, but exposure to the liquid medium and some practice tromping around in it is all you need!