Just incase you needed any convincing.
This adorable puppy was a little scared of swimming. On his second attempt in the pool, his owner kept saying encouraging words to keep its spirit up. This helped the dog to stay calm, and it swam from one end to another without panicking. Watch
It has encouraged more than 7,000 people to offer up advice and suggestions.
The latest episode of Yahoo UK's podcast Britain Is a Nation Of... discusses why we love dogs so much.