Posted by Sari
Before easter Martti and five other heelers made their way to Hyvinkää where there is a swimming pool for dogs. Apparently swimming is great exercise for dogs, especially for their hindquarters where Martti really needs more strength.
This was most propably Martti's second time in the water. The first time, reportedly, he had run to the lake after Hanna and Jenni heelers, was thoroughly shaken by the fact that he could not walk on water and decided to return to the bosom of the dry land as fast as possible.
I don't think he was that taken with swimming this time either - in the beginning it looked like he was composing a letter to RSPCA in his head - but after few lengths of the pool he knew what he was supposed to do and determinately got the job done. It was actually a very good way to get him to water. There was an expert to help us, other dogs with him and he even had a life jacket on so he would float even if he panicked. So I think we will defenitely do this again.
Even so, I think he enjoyed more of the play session the dogs had while their humans were enjoying some coffee and delicious sweet buns.