We took Maximus to the beach for the first time while we were in Naples. We have been trying to get him into the pool at home for a year so we thought going to the beach would make him more interested in the water. He loved it. He was hesitant initially and did a high paw dance that looked like he thought the water was hot. Once he was acclimated he was pouncing and running everywhere. He was a hot mess by the time we left with sand caked in his fur from head to toe. He was obviously one happy dog. On a sad note, he was no more interested in getting in our pool once we got home than he had been before. I guess he only likes beach life.