34 cottage dogs who love the water

One of the best things about taking your dog up to the lake is playing with them in the water. You cool down, they cool down, and then they shake off all over your nice dry towel and demand you throw the stick again.

To celebrate the adorableness that is the doggy paddle, we’ve compiled some of our favourite photos of cottage dogs savouring a swim—all contributed by our wonderful readers!

Flip on through—we swear you can almost smell the wet dog.