I take Zoe to the lake across the road.She loves to just walk in the water and run in and out. I dont push her to go out farther. She seems to be afraid of the deeper water. I had thrown a stick and it went a little bit farther but not too much. She didnt want to go and get it. When I went out with her a little deeper she seemed really awkward like she wasnt exactly sure how to swim . It was really cute. Do dogs have to learn to swim? I thought it was always an inborn instinct.