Being a bit of a bad ass, Olive surprised me by being afraid of floating on the water. Perhaps I found out why she doesn't want to get far out there. Olives don't float. I did not know this until today.
I grabbed her, got her immediately to the surface, and helped her swim to the steps. I guess Olive is all muscle and no fat to help her float.
All my shelties have had great buoyancy. This is the first dog that I've ever seen that couldn't stay on the surface for at least a short time.
Tomorrow we are getting her a life vest.