Fuzz never goes in the water. However, I have been trying to speak to his retreiver side to encourage him to swim. And the last time we were at the park, he didnt come in, but he came close and discovered mud. Well we went again, and I whispered into his retriever ear...."Water dog, Water dog, water dog". Well, it worked! He didn't swim, but PROGRESS! He did come in the water! Wow. I wonder if I could whisper into his retreiver ear "tennis ball,tennis ball, tennis ball". Do you think he may play fetch?