Dog Swimming on Air is Too Adorable

November 16, 2016
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We don’t think this is what Dory envisioned when she sang, “just keep swimming.” But then again, a fish might have a hard time imagining that a dog swims on air at all. We wouldn’t recommend trying this with your own furry friends, but we can’t help smiling at this cutie doing some extra work on his doggie paddle. Just look at that form! Do you think he’d stand a shot against Michael Phelps?
Doggie paddle works well, he is like a little paddle steamer!

We don’t think this is what Dory envisioned when she sang, “just keep swimming.” But then again, a fish might have a hard time imagining that a dog swims on air at all. We wouldn’t recommend trying this with your own furry friends, but we can’t help smiling at this cutie doing some extra work on his doggie paddle. Just look at that form! Do you think he’d stand a shot against Michael Phelps?
Dog swimming on air phenomenon can be explained by science!

When you see the video of a dog swimming on air, it is hilarious, however, this behavior has the official title – a paddle reflex. For the majority of pups, this paddling is simply a reflexive behavior in response to being up off the floor and thus feeling a lack of stability.

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Now, since we love doggies swimming on air, we prepared not one but two videos! Just check out the next puppy! He’s actually getting ready for a real swim and the best way to rev your engines is with a little mid-air sprint. Note the all-important life jacket – doggie paddle that fast is bound to get tiring and it’s always good to be extra safe.

Love dog videos. Check out the hilarious compilation of crazy dog bath times! They REALLY hate taking a bath!

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