Whether it's rain, bathtubs, pools or ponds, some dogs just love water and who can blame them? We've been fascinated with it since the beginning of humankind. But outside of the standard curiosities, water can also be a great change of pace for those who are tired of the regular land-based exercises, looking for something new, or looking for something more tailored to their water-loving dog. While there may not be as many things to do in the water as there are on dry land, that doesn't mean you and your canine can't get creative, get exercise, and have some fun in the process, which is why we've put together this list as a starting point. After all, whether it's a Poodle in a puddle or a Setter in a seaway, chances are your water-loving dog will take as many liberties to have fun in the water as possible, with or without you!
Finding water-based activities for your water-loving dog can sometimes be a challenge, especially if you don't have easy access to the types of places you'd like to take them, but don't get discouraged. There are plenty of things you can do in your own back yard or even just in your bathtub as we've listed above - that is, as long as you have running water (or at least rain water). Even if your last resort is dumping a bucket of water on their back or letting your puggle romp in some puddles, there are plenty of opportunities to provide your pup a safe, fun way to enjoy the water.