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Do Yorkies like to swim?

Do Yorkies like to swim? No, but they can. Yorkies may know how to swim but they hate such activity. Most people have a misperception that Yorkies love swimming just because they know how to.

As you read on, you will learn that not all Yorkies hate swimming. The reason why most Yorkies don’t like engaging in such activity is also discussed in the latter part of this article.

As stated, not all Yorkies like swimming, although they are born with such talent. Some Yorkies love swimming, and some are not. One of the reasons why is that they are simply afraid.

Just like any other dogs, Yorkies when being dragged to water to take a bath, tend to dislike it. What more if they dragged to a pool or on the beach during summer days. Keep in mind that they are afraid, that is why it is better to give them ample time to be comfortable with the water.

Let them check the water first then throwing it into the water. Throwing them isn’t a big help to them. But instead, you are giving them a reason to hate the water more.

Yorkies would like swimming if you let them familiarized with the water and let them know that you will be by their side always. If you see that the Yorkie likes it, go into the water first and encourage them to join you for a swim.

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