Find a safe swimming spot that is free of currents and waves. A calm lake or pool is a good option.
Let your dog get used to the water in shallow water, where they can touch the bottom.
A life jacket will help keep your dog afloat and safe.
Let your dog sniff the water and get used to the feeling of being wet.
Use toys or treats to encourage your dog to swim.
It may take some time for your dog to learn to swim. Be patient and positive, and don't force them.
When your dog does swim, be sure to praise and reward them.