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Not to be confused with Hydrophobic.
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Hydrophobic is a pet trait for dogs only, introduced with The Sims 3: Pets. It conflicts with Likes Swimming.

Hydrophobic dogs have a natural aversion for anything that relates to water. When in the water, they are definitely not happy.


  • Dogs will get the Hydrophobic moodlet when forced to swim.
  • Dogs will never autonomously choose to swim in pools.
  • Dogs will resist being forced to swim in pools.