Scaredy Pup Hates The Sea

Theo the German shepherd looks like a pretty tough pup, but don’t let him fool you. He’s really just a snuggly couch potato and oversized lap dog. He also happens to be scared of one thing that some dogs go crazy for: the ocean. Theo took a trip to the beach and was not impressed by this giant body of water.

He seems okay with the sand, but when it comes to the surf….he’s not too sure. I don’t know if it was the sound or the movement or the temperature, but he was definitely not having it.

Being scared of the water is actually a pretty common problem for some pups. Even the most gentle waves can be too much for these woofers to handle. To help your dog fully enjoy the beach, try associating the water with something positive like treats or toys. Gradually, you may find that you can train pups to get over their fears and you’ll see them splashing around in no time.

Our pal Theo may not be super stoked about the sea right now, but just give him some time. The next thing you know, you’ll be see him in a full Baywatch moment, running in slow motion through the surf.

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Lisa Miceli

Lisa is a 20-something (inching closer to 30 ahh!) living in New York City for the past 10 years and loving every minute of it! Not able to sleep without the hustle and bustle of the city blaring through her windows, she is also accustomed to her dog-child, Louis, taking up all the space in her small apartment, as well as in her heart. She is very excited to be a member of The Dog Agency team!