Here is a photo of my dog. He is a bichon frise, with beautiful fluffy fur. He is a young puppy, and he does not understand water. We took him out on the boat this summer vacation, and he behaved perfectly fine staying on the boat. However, when we took him ashore, he got confused. First, he had fun jumping up and down on the beach, then he thought the water looked so inviting, and in his mind, water is just another type of floor surface, so he simply stepped right in. Splash! and then he just cried.