Just one afternoon is a great start, but don’t stop there! To get your dog comfortable in the water and used to a day at the lake, or a dock-jumping event near you, create a routine, so your dog is happy and confident without being tired or overwhelmed. Set aside some outdoor time this summer to get your dog in the groove. They will love the time outside to explore with you. Exercise, like learning to swim, is great for their mind and body.