By John Balson @JJBalson

THIS is the adorable moment a tiny pit bull puppy learned to swim in a bathtub

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Videographer / Director: Marlon Grennan
Producer: John Balson, Nick Johnson
Editor: Ian Phillips, Joshua Douglas

Litter lesson: Hulk and his latest brood get ready for a swimming lesson in the bath

The four-week-old male named Tigger is captured on camera shyly taking to the warm water and learning to float.

Warming up: The puppies are introduced to water at a young age before entering the bath to learn to swim

As he is lifted out his natural instinct to paddle continues for ten seconds while his paws drip dry and he quietly stares into the camera.

Paws for thought: The puppies are apprehensive at first but soon learn to love the water

The puppy and his siblings are being trained to swim by their owner Marlon Grennan of Dark Dynasty K9s.

The protection dog business teaches all its puppies to swim in preparation for life as protection dogs.

Paddle power: The puppies are expected to be strong swimmers by the time they are 12 weeks old

Marlon, 29, from New Hampshire, USA, said: “It is part of imprinting that fearlessness in the dogs so they are ready for any situation.

Making waves: This puppy, named Tigger, is just four weeks old but already a good swimmer

“Water is an element of life and if the dog is going to be a top protection dog they really need to be prepared for anything.

The protection dog business teaches all its puppies to swim in preparation for life in the industry

“Whether they are going to be a protection dog or not we still get them to swim as it is good exercise and they really enjoy it.

“I have never met a dog that doesn’t love water. It is pretty priceless to see them swimming at such a young age.

Wet work: Tigger looks happy with his days lesson

“It is natural for them to swim and we teach them from a very young age. We put them in a pool and get them used to the water.

Proud father: Hulk the 175lb pit bull nuzles Tigger following his swimming lesson

“I expect them all to be strong swimmers by the time they are 12 weeks old.”

Dry run: Tigger gets dried off in a towel before joining his brothers and sisters

Tigger is the son of Marlon’s world-famous 180lb giant pit bull Hulk and his mate Roxy.

Dark Dynasty K9s specialise in training elite protection dogs for the police, celebrities and billionaire clients around the world.

Dog dynasty: Hulk stands tall with his latest litter of puppies

Some of their prize puppies can sell for as much as $65,000 and early this year he valued a litter fathered by Hulk at $500,000.