Shaun's first swim looked like my second Bs first swim. I took her off leash at 5 months old by a water channel, I let her off leash she just took off towards it not seeing it and SPLASH!:eek: She had this shocking look on her face like "were did that water come from"! as she was paddling her little behind off to get out.:D
That's a great pic of Shaun in the water. I wish you had captured it on video.
My first Basenji chased a seagull into the sea hving never been to the seaside before. He was certainly shocked to find himself in water once the excitement of chasing the seagull had gone.
My shiba discovered "deep" water when we were on a trip in the Taiwanese countryside. He saw the mountain skyline in the distance, quickly pulled out of his collar (didn't have Martingales in Taiwan) and made a flying leap off a low bridge into a rice paddy – he had no idea how deep the water was! Sometimes there's only one way to learn...