Not all dogs are natural swimmers. In fact, not all dogs even enjoy swimming. If you decide that you want to try this activity with your pooch, it is very important that you don't force them into the water, because you might traumatize them and they will never want to get in the water again. This activity does take a bit more patience than many others. Make sure the weather is warm, because you don't want your pooch to get too cold during swim-time. Often, it is very cheap to take your dog swimming, especially if you have your own pool. It isn't hard to teach your dog how to swim, but if your dog doesn't like the water, it can be a bit of a challenge.
You've probably seen dogs in Frisbee catching competitions, but did you know that you can teach your dog to catch a Frisbee, too? This is a fun activity that your dog will enjoy on a nice, sunny day. This activity is very inexpensive, as all you need is a Frisbee. Much like you would teach your dog to play fetch, you can teach them to catch and return a disc. They will have to get used to the way the Frisbee flies through the air, however, so be a little more patient during this process. Once your dog has it down, you can even enter local competitions and work your way up to national competitions.