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Old 25 July 2013, 20:53   #11
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To maintain the status of dogs being man's best friend, usually take mine to a pet shop for proper nail clipping & polishing. Long and sharp nails could end scratching tubes's fabric leaving unwanted thin lines which are very notorious on darker color fabrics...

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I prefer to wreak havoc on my own pet Hair cuts on a Brittany are brutal and it takes well over an hour. Nails can be done in a few minutes.
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Old 25 July 2013, 22:22   #12
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Thanks for the responses guys, I don't feel too worried about spending the money on an inflatable anymore.
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Old 26 July 2013, 02:36   #13
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Good to see someone caring about the dogs safety.
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Old 26 July 2013, 02:38   #14
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Got them local to me it says marinepool on them
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Old 26 July 2013, 04:59   #15
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I don't have any dogs (wife is allergic) but my mum has two big collie mountain rescue dogs.

They wanted to take them canoeing on some of the lochs near their house but weren't sure about how safe it would be. They knew the dogs could swim but weren't sure what would happen if they should capsize.

So...they tested it, close to shore, capsized the boat dogs and all! Apparently the results were interesting, instead of swimming one of the dogs panicked and tried to climb on top of my mum for buoyancy! Bearing in mind it's a big dog even with lifejackets there were some issues staying above the water for all involved!

Final analysis was, not taking the dogs on the canoe anymore.
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Old 26 July 2013, 05:36   #16
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Ha ha... we took our dog in a Canadian canoe on the river years ago. Never again every time he saw a swan and jumped to one side we were nearly over.

We have an Outward Hound dog lifejacket for our medium size dog which should help him while we all get sorted if the sib went over. However the main advantage which is brilliant is the handle on the top so you can lift him easily in/out at pontoons/beaches etc to stop all the jumping and scrabbling.

This is ours... Dog Life Jacket at Canine Concepts
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Old 27 July 2013, 17:13   #17
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Problem with dogs is that they are not naturally buoyant. They swim (well most of them anyway) until they get tired, then drown.

My dog always has a canine flotation device when she's on the boat.

Pete: Great pic of the dog and pfd!

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Old 28 July 2013, 02:28   #18
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I used to have a chocolate lab, that would stop swimming and just float. She had so much air in her coat she wouldn't sink. I taught her to swim to the bottom of the swimming pool to retrieve balls, and she would cork as soon as she stopped swimming down. Most dogs are naturally good swimmers, but far offshore they are doomed. I have never had one of my dogs out on the ocean, only on inland water ways, where shore is never far away.
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Old 28 July 2013, 04:27   #19
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I'm not really a dog person but I have to admit the mutts in those photos are pretty cute!
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Pet float all the way, trying to get a big wet dog out of the water is a nightmare, but with a pet float there is a handle.

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