above: after a bit of coaching and kisses on the forehead, I gradually let go of Duncan, allowing him to swim on his own...
above: For 11 weeks old, Duncan was a little champ in the pool! His little webbed toes paddled gracefully, making his way around the shallow end of the pool. It was a brief swim lesson, maybe 10 minutes or so, but just enough to give him confidence and knowledge on how to make his way out of the pool on his own , if necessary.
above: Duncan dripping wet after swimming in the pool. He spent the next half hour drying off outside on the patio with me.
above: With our desert climate being hot and dry, Duncan dried off in no time at all. We sat together on the glider chair, enjoying the indirect sun under the patio shade structure. Duncan was a happy little puppy, and ready for a treat.