Many of my pool route customers have smart dogs that I enjoy playing with . I have one particular customer who has a two year old German Shepherd that is one of the smartest dogs that I have ever known. His name is Magi and he is a real hoot! He stands as tall as me and he loves to play tug-o-war with me each week as I stop by to clean the pool. His owner tells me that he throws his toys into the pool each week just before I arrive just to watch me fish them out with my net. One day he was acting like a fool and bumped into the spa pump when no one was home. This somehow knocked the top off of the strainer basket on the pump. On this pool, the pumps are below the waterline of the pool so water started gushing out by gravity. I was told that he drained over two feet of water before the owners saw what happened. Magi was a naughty doggy that day, but his owners love him like a child, so I doubt he was punished much.
Here is a snapshot they took of him after the pool draining incident where he is consumed with guilt.
Mr. Magi is just a big ole sugar puss, and if he does not like you he will take your arm and flip you like a rag doll. I think I will stay on his good side.