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By Jack Mobley

 

This playful pooch was ready to go swimming but needed a little jump start by winding the tail up.

 

Angelo Corondo caught the small doggy preparing for his swim in Braunfels, Texas, on August 3.

 

The sausage dog, Ollie, had his life vest on but needed a crank to conquer the fear of the water.

 

Once wound up their legs start paddling and is gently lowered into the water before swimming across to his human friend.

 

Angelo said: “We noticed the dog’s legs would slowly start paddling as he got closer to the water so I thought it’d be funny to pretend to wind him up.

 

“The life jacket helped him swim because that was his first time at the river and we were all surprised how well it went.”