An adult dog helped a nervous puppy to get acquainted with their family’s backyard swimming pool in Liberty Township, Ohio, in early August.
Video from owner Glen Greer shows golden retriever Riley swimming in the pool before the reluctant four-month-old puppy, Cooper, dives in and piggybacks on the older pooch.
Seven-year-old Riley “loves the swimming pool,” Greer told Storyful. “Although they are not related, Riley mothers the puppy as if he is the parent,” he added. Credit: Glen Greer via Storyful