Just because she doesnt like a bath doesnt mean she wont like water. My little dog a shih tzu maltese mix hates baths she crouches and runs when I turn the water on. I went to the lake on our walk just for a change and I walked down to the bank of it and it was cold outside Im sure the water was freezing but she ran into it chasing after a bug and it didnt seem to mind it at all. Were going to the beach in May and I am taking her with me. I am sure that she will get into the water there but I definelty recommend a life jacket for any type of dog becuase they can all get tired and start sinking. So I am getting her one. Just dont force her into it let her experiment it on her own and reward her if she will go in and make it fun for her. If she doesnt like it dont force her because she will never get back in if you scare her.
"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog."
Mila- 3 years old, born on 8/28/08.
Emie-1 year, born on 9/8/10.
Lou- 2ish, found 12/10
Teddy-2006-2008, Your paw prints will be in my heart forever.
Rose-1998-2010, You lead me through my childhood with only the wag of your tail!