Bonnie Dogs Helpline+44 (0)1372 459670

Find us on YouTube Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram

Dog groomingBonnie Dogs
Dog Grooming
Free UK Delivery On Online Orders Over £35 Valentines Dog Outfits and Toys Dog Grooming Salon in Bookham Surrey Personalised Dog Clothing & accessories for all breeds from the Chihuahua to the Great Dane Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter to keep updated on our news, offers and give aways

Bonnie Dogs Dog Grooming

Bonnie Dogs Dog Grooming

Measuring Your Dog

Click here for details on how to measure your pet.

Who's Bonnie?

Read about our inspiration.

Bonnie Dogs Blog

Useful information for all dogs owners

New Dog Accessories

Christmas Vinyl Turkey Dog Toys
Christmas Vinyl Turkey Dog Toys

Top Dog Products

  1. Design Your Own Personalised Dog T-Shirts
  2. Design Your Own Personalised Dog Hoody
  3. Design Your Own Personalised Dog Bandanas
  4. Design Your Own Personalised Reflective Dog Vest
  5. Design Your Own Personalised Dog Raincoats
  6. Dog Cologne
  7. Design Your Own Christmas Dog Outfits
  8. Puppia Soft Dog Harness
  9. Dog Cooling Bandanas Blue/Pink
  10. Design Your Own Personalised Dog Hoodie
  11. Design Your Own Personalised Dog Towels
  12. All in One Dog Rain Coats Red/Blue

Satisfied Customers

Bonnie Dogs Satisfied Customers

Follow us on Twitter Find us on Google+ Like us on Facebook Subscribe to our YouTube channel Follow us on Instagram

Ways to Pay

MasterCard/Visa/Delta/Maestro/Switch/Solo Now accepting PayPal


Bonnie Dogs Blog - Dog Caring, Measuring and Grooming

Daz our rescue Lurcher swam for the very first time

14th Oct 2016

Daz our rescue Lurcher swam for the very first time

Our newest rescue dog Daz the Lurcher from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home did not have the best start in life, the very first day we bought him home after Legend our Flatcoated Retriever had picked him he jumped up on the kitchen counter and would not come down, only because he wasn't sure of his new surroundings. We do not know much about his history but we do know that we are his fifth home and his last chance.

It didn't take long for him to settle in our home and he and Legend were inseparable. It was so rewarding seeing him change from the shy and nervous dog to the dog who was full of life and character out enjoying walks and playing with Legend in the Garden.

There was one thing we found that Daz was still petrified of even after he had settled in, water. The only explanation for this would be that it was used as a punishment for him as he rarely drank from his bowl and would back away if you had water on your hands after washing them, it took some patience, encouragement and trust and he was soon able to drink from a bowl when we offered it to him, it was such an improvement.

Daz loves the beach and runs around like he has never had the chance to run before, he has a few mad half hours when he gets there and doesn't know how to stop. He only ever goes up to his hocks in the water so we were so surprised when he actually ran into the sea and swam.

How we got Daz to swim.

It took some encouragement but we started walking in the shallow part of the sea just walking along the edge so that he could walk behind. We slowly started walking further out into the sea then running back out so he knew that it was ok and that we were playing a game. Once he realised the water was ok he started to go in a bit further leaping about in the water, we then walked out a bit further and then started to call him so he started to follow once he was following we walked in a bit quicker and he bounded in after us, without even realising he was soon in too deep and had to start swimming! He swam back out to shore and then ran back in the sea again, it was so rewarding seeing him finally swimming after seeing how afraid of water he was.


  • Dogs and swimming
  • daz swimming
  • lurcher swimming for first time
  • bonnie dogs

Post Comments

Join the conversation and add your comments

Please note: All comments are moderated

© 2006-18 Bonnie Dogs Ltd

Site by TCT