Tips for paddling with dogs
Posted by: Hikeradk on May-08-13 9:17 AM (EST) Category: unassigned
I will be taking my two medium size dogs paddling with me. I wonder if they would be more at ease if I had some type of "grippy" surface on the bottom of the canoe for them.
Anyone out there that can give me some suggestions that would be durable and lightweight?
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Posted by: Bernie/cny on May-08-13 10:17 AM (EST)
a rubber mat or outdoor carpet will provide traction for them.I'd stick close to shore/shallow water till you see how they behave.
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Posted by: Seadddict on May-08-13 12:02 PM (EST)
Dogs in the canoe|
Posted by: Hikeradk on May-08-13 2:08 PM (EST)
Thank you...they have been with me in kayaks and canoes before...but not in a solo canoe. I make them wear doggie life jackets because you never know! I am hoping they behave - but your point is well taken. I have to get used to the pack canoe myself!
You may have trim issues|
Posted by: kayamedic on May-09-13 10:38 PM (EST)
and for sure the movements of the dog behind will be felt by you.
Posted by: angstrom on May-08-13 2:12 PM (EST)
A cheap bathroom rug has worked well for our dog.
Posted by: ppine on May-09-13 8:29 PM (EST)
Practice paddling with them in warm water near shore at first. An old rug won't hurt, but clipping their toenails is all you really need to do.
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Posted by: shirlann on May-09-13 10:06 PM (EST)
the fish made an interesting float. :>)
A yoga mat..covers a large for both dogs|
Posted by: thirstyturtle on May-09-13 10:31 PM (EST)
"Take Your Pooch Canoeing"|
Posted by: Jeffrey_Lee on May-10-13 2:27 PM (EST)
Check out this article by Darren Bush of Rutabaga/Canoecopia fame: