Too funny. The pond is over 3 feet deep and I don't think he'd find it too easy to get out of if he went in. Our previous dog only did it once, found he didn't like swimming as his coat weighed him down too much. The hubby had to go in to get him out. We never let the dogs out in the yard unless we're out there with them because of the pond. Have to fence it off in the winter, this breed loves cold and an ice covered pond really attracts them. Had to get our previous dog out after he went through the ice one year, he was fine, but the hubby was pretty cold, we've fenced it off ever since.