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  1. What is TOO much Chlorine?

    General Dog Forum
    Hello, I'm looking for advice about my 1 year old Border Collie/Black Lab Mix. She LOVES swimming - will hop into the pool every chance she gets. Which is basically everyday a few times a day. My issue - the chlorine. Is it okay that she swims every day in it? The Vet has told us that her...
  2. My Lab/GS puppy will not get out of the pool! HELP!

    Attention All New Members
    Hey everyone, I have a 105 pound 11 month old Lab/GS (so I'm told) mix. He loves being in the water more than life itself, and I am happy to oblige. However, my life must continue and he has to be ready to come out of the water when I tell him. He is extremely obedient outside of the pool area...
  3. Dogs are sooooo smart!

    Dog Pictures Forum
    Last year I bought a small kiddie pool for Ponki and she can spend hours in it blowing bubbles with her nose under the water and then trying to catch them. Yesterday my landlord came over with her two black labs. The female (Matty) was watching Ponki for a few minutes and then got in the pool...
  4. Outcrossing, yay or nay?

    General Dog Forum
    Now, I'm not saying "LET'S END ALL BREEDS!", not at all. I love purebred dogs and the variety in looks, temperaments and uses. However, paradoxically, it seems that if we want to preserve the variety in breeds, we need to outcross more. I'm no geneticist, but logic and some research make me...
  5. Why is my dog scared of the pool?

    General Dog Forum
    We just got a pool built and my Golden Retriever will not go near it at all. I always thought retrievers loved water and it'd be hard trying to keep her away from it. I guess I can't complain since we don't want her in anyway, but I was just curious why she acts like this. The funny thing is...