I'm confused We just had Dex's first hydro session. The place we went to was highly recommended and my brother and SIL have been taking their dogs there for a while. The guy who runs it has been doing it for years and it has apparently helped his own dogs immensely. Now, I knew Dex would be nervous; he is scared of water. To my delight, he had no issue with going up to the side of the pool and peering in. But when the guy put the harness in and went into the pool with him, Dex was really unhappy. The guy told me that "many many" dogs panic the first time and thrash about and try to escape the pool. He said that usually by the second session the dogs are far calmer and they start to enjoy it. So he took Dex for two turns in the pool. However, on the second turn Dex was really distressed and I didn't feel comfortable - so I demanded that he bring Dex out. The guy then told me that I had to decide whether I was really going to go for the hydro or not and that it was no good me getting so upset. He said that because I'd insisted on Dex being brought out early, the session had been, well, pointless really. I politely responded that for a dog that has NEVER gone in water, Dex had now gone in TWICE and that while I knew the hydro was very important, I didn't want my dog distressed to the point of being ill or - worst case scenario - having a heart attack. He acknowledged this point and then told me that he had one client who is 'worse than you' re how distressed she and I both get I'm now confused - was I wrong to demand that the session be cut short??? I wasn't ruling out future sessions but I had to go on what I was seeing and my instincts at the time!