Hey everyone. I was wondering if anyone had some advice about 1. introducing Odie, the puppy, to swimming pools. and 2. Getting Levi over his fear of swimming pools. My good friend has a pool and I will probably be spending a good amount of time there this summer. She has told me many times that the dogs are welcome to swim in the pool, so I'd like to get them interested in it. Just so you have a little history about Levi vs. water: His first introduction to a pool was when he was about 4 months old. I was taking him by the pool at my old apartment complex to visit with a couple neighbors and he got away from me. He ran right to the pool and dove in. He got pretty freaked out and I got him out of the pool right away, but I think the damage was done. After that he didn't go near it. Then, maybe about 4 months later, I was at a friends house and they had a pool there. Levi was at ease near the pool and hanging out, but he got under someone's feet and accidently got knocked into the pool. Again, I fished him out, but he wouldn't go near the pool again. He hasn't been near a pool since and he is 2 years old now. Also, he hates getting a bath but he loves chasing the water coming out of the hose. He also loves pouncing on the waves when we go to the beach in galveston. He won't go deep into the water but he will go in. The puppy hasn't been exposed to any pools or the beach yet. With him, I want to make sure I do it the right way so he doesn't get any fear of pools.