The summer heat is definitely well on its way, which means pools are opening, lakeside adventures are being planned, and the stress of having a dog that can’t swim or loves the water can be seeping in. Some dog breeds have a natural affinity for the water—they may be in the nearest puddle or pool before you can say no. Yet, not every dog breed is a natural-born swimmer, even some of those that may be attracted to water. To make sure your four-legged buddy stays safe in the water, some canine swimming lessons may be in order. Here are a few pointers to keep in mind.