Not all dogs love water and there is a belief almost written in stone that all dogs can swim instinctively. In fact, some races simply were not made to swim.

While most dogs really like to have fun in the water, others avoid it.

This puppy was eager to teach its little sister how to swim – even if she found it tough going. 

Footage shows how rescue dog Freeda treads water with her owner at a beach near Saint Petersburg, Florida.

Her brother Tucker, a Boston Terrier Beagle, sees that Freeda is struggling and wades out to show her how it’s done. 

But Freeda just hasn’t got the hang of it yet.

The dog’s owner, Jennifer, writes: “Tucker obviously saw she needed some help so he swam out on his own to help teach her.”