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Discussion in 'Dock Talk' started by morganbell, Oct 11, 2017 at 6:33 PM.

  1. morganbell

    morganbell Member

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    Is there anyone here who have tried to bring along their pets on board? I am planning to take my dog for a vacation next month, but I worry for his safety. This will be the first time that I am taking Copper with me, so I am looking for some tips from you guys. I am actually considering a dog vest, but I'm not that sure what else should I prepare for this trip. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. MikeB

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  3. morganbell

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    I can't check the file that you have attached to this post.
    Is there any other stuff that I should prepare aside from dog vest?
     
  4. TomS

    TomS Well-Known Member

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    If the vest has a handle (and it should) make sure you also have a boat hook. If they go overboard, the hook makes it much easier to grab the vest handle in choppy water. We also keep a collapsable water dish on the boat.
     
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  5. MikeB

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    +1 on the hook. We also keep a stainless steel bowl on as well as "doggie bags" for trips to the shore. The image should be viewable, had the privacy setting wrong. Still getting used to the new forum software...
     
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    Bella goes with us every time we take the boat out. She loves being with us, although she doesn't like to get in the water. She can be persuaded to come out in the 3 -4" water, but she's a girl and doesn't want her hair wet. We also have a collapsible double dog dish for food and water.
    Remember that they have the smaller bladders, so make time to take them to shore after a period of cruising. When you have to go, just assume that it's time for them, too. :)
     
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    All your suggestions are well-noted, thank you guys for the tips.
    @Spoiledrotten I and your dog have the same name. LOL.
     
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    Morganbell - for your "dog vest" href, did you have to insert the html code or does the forum software have this function?

    Thanks!
     
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    When you have to go, just assume that it's time for them, too. :)

    Can't seem to get Sally to pee while she's floating like we do, she always has to go to shore.
     
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    One thing to add would be a small first aid kit for the dog, if they tear a nail or get into something they shouldn’t have you have something to start the process. Remember that comes from the owner of 3 idiots...... oh I meant Labs!! Like having 3 little kids besides the real ones........except I think they listen better!
     

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