Water Work with NEWForest Working Dogs NEWForest Working Dogs
NEWForest Working Dogs NEWForest Working Dogs NEWForest Working Dogs NEWForest Working Dogs NEWForest Working Dogs

Water Work

The Newfoundland has a rich history with the sea and there are many stories of selfless heroism which hopefully none of us will ever need to witness.

At our sessions we progress the dogs on slowly from simple retrieves of floating objects and swimming out to their owner to rescuing silent helpless "strangers".

We also work with boats, beginning with a simple tow of a dinghy and advancing on to the dog leaping out of the boat to rescue someone fallen overboard and bringing them back to the boat.

Teaching your dog to swim alongside you is a wonderful experience, knowing that they go where you go.

Whatever level the dog is working toward, the main idea is that the dog and handler are having fun and on a warm summer's day a swim in the lake is great for both!

All owners are encouraged to work with their own dogs, we are there to help and advise, and also, if you don't swim, we will help you work your dog on the bits where swimming is needed.