Cooper, newest dog, loves to swim, but only in selected spots in the pond. I take him to a secluded place behind a wall of cattails. Cooper is coming along nicely having spent too much time in a crate. He's learning to go to the door and bark when he needs to go out. I expect we'll do some backsliding when I go back to work. Cooper no longer chases chickens, thankfully. He's a terrific watchdog and loves playing with his ball. I'm hoping I can teach him to retrieve it from the middle of the pond, like my sainted Bodie.