Icy doesn't actually "swim" per se, but she is really starting to enjoy wading into the water up to her belly. When there are a bunch of other dogs at the beach she gets very excited, her hesitation melts away and wants to join in!
Icy likes to get up on the edge and watch the other serious water dogs dive in after balls and frisbees and marvel at how they swim! She won't jump in from the edge, she will walk gingerly down the aluminum dock launch or walk in via the sandy beach. I'm glad she doesn't dive in, it can be dangerous for any dog to dive in when the tide is low and the water is shallow.
Look how much fun these dogs are having jumping into the water, swimming and chasing balls and frisbees!! I hope Icy will one day join in with exuberance like these dogs and really SWIM! Who has more fun at the beach than these dogs!?
Icy is a total people lover, she loves every person (as well as every dog) she meets! She insists on greeting all the humans at the dog park, pet friendly beach, and pretty much everywhere else. You may think that's great, but actually it is sometimes an issue. Other dogs are often possessive of their humans. Icy has been "corrected" by dogs several times "Hey, Husky Girl, get your big snout away from my hu-mom!!" I always have to keep an eye out for her being too friendly with the other pet parents. Their fur kids don't always appreciate it!
It was an awesome day at the dog beach, we are so glad it's beach weather again!
Summer is around the corner, so keep these Pet Beach Safety tips in mind as the weather warms up!
Planning a beach vacation this Summer? The stunning, pristine beaches of The Hamptons and Montauk on Long Island, New York are really special and can be surprisingly dog friendly, if you now where & when to go!
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