It's well established that dogs are nutso for balls, but what happens when a beloved plaything goes somewhere they're not willing to follow? This video provides the answer, as a water-hating dog feels he's met his match when his tennis ball falls in the pool.

This adorable pooch may love his ball, but he's not willing to get wet for it. No, sir. At first, the dog restlessly paces the pool and barks in vain at the errant ball. When that fails, he perilously leans over the pool and paws at the water.

You can do it, dog! Just...a...little...farther!

Does the pooch finally get the ball? Or does he inadvertently end up in the drink? Watch to find out who wins this epic battle of dog vs. pool.