They are still bad at the end 20 minutes later, with some dogs willing to come out to be disrobed, but then plunge back in practicing their dock dog leaps. It takes constant reminding to get them back to shore again. Last time Poe thought perhaps the recall was optional. He was somewhat shocked to learn I will dive in that skanky pond to get a teenage pup who misunderstands the requirements of life. He was even more shocked to learn that I can out swim him even wearing jeans and a T shirt. All those years of swim team are coming in useful.
They are just as bad when hitching up to the dog sled. At least when going swimming I'm not trusting them with my life.
People sometimes comment how well behaved my dogs are. I don’t mention the canine riots that occur on a regular basis.