My Beagle is exactly the same. If he sees a puddle, no amount of dragging will gte him through it, he has to walk round it.
The same when we go the coast. Lots of dogs pulling their owners arms out of their sockets to get into the sea for a good ole swim.
My dog, rips my arm out of the socket trying to run the opposite direction.
My rescue staffy has issues with men in hats, lawn mower, hairdryer,grooming brush, hoover,fireworks n branches on bushes, bin bags [only green ones] rain.
bit of a mixed up puppy but wouldnt change her for the world
My whippet/greyhound cross is terrified of thunder & fireworks.
Hates puddles - pulls a face like Larry Grayson if she comes across one and delicately tiptoes around it BUT will quite happily fling herself in mud