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Old 27 July 2009, 18:11   #11
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I had a goat called "goatamower" that used to keep the paddock tidy across from our boat shop .

I used her for a short period as a model in my advertising and in the interest of boat safety she wore a vest.

No goats were injured in the making of this advert.
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We've got a less baulky jacket for her now ............
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Question for you lot, how did you get your dog to be comfortable with being in boats. By boarder collie wont have any of it.
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Beautiful dog Cookee.
Question for you lot, how did you get your dog to be comfortable with being in boats. By boarder collie wont have any of it.
It's time, Honey wasn't keen to start with, but now she realises she isn't going to die she's fine! Maybe some dogs just don't like boats just like people, but ours just wants to be with us all of the time.
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Some dogs have other priorities .. labs know who feeds 'em ! and thats their primary objective My little spaniel just hates me being more than 10 feet away from her, an endearing quality, but a PITA as well

That said she loves the water, and dives under the surface to pick things up if they sink .. she'll go down at least a foot or so which is something you dont see too often, well I havent anyway!
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Old 29 September 2009, 18:32   #17
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Maybe some dogs just don't like boats...
I've had 6 dogs in the time I've owned my boats... All of them loved the boats. In part, I think it's because we generally make time to let them tear around on some deserted island, and swim until they can't move anymore. It's a pretty fine life really... especially come Monday morning when they roll over for a nap while we're dragging our butts off to work!

The older guy below (the copper/white Husky) has some arthritis in his rear end so when it's rough, he's figured out that if he sits on my foot, it provides a bit of a cushion!

I feel guilty about their not wearing PFDs now. These two are great swimmers, but getting launched at 40 knots wouldn't be good...
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As I recall, most dogs need to be paddling (dog-paddling) to keep their heads above water. An exhausted dog will quickly slip underwater and drown.

The pooch-PFD adds buoyancy, so even if they are wiped out and can no longer actively swim, they'll stay high enough in the water to breathe.

The handle on the back is an added bonus.

It's not too often that my dog goes out on the boat with me (I usually dive, and don't really trust her alone on board), but on those rare occasions, she wears a PFD. She may go out more often (even when I'm diving) if I ever find someone willing to play topside support.


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