Monday, July 3, 2017

Boating Safety For Pets

Summer is upon us, and with warm weather and sunny skies, many owners are choosing to take their canines out to sea on their boats.  Many four-legged companions enjoy sailing as much (heck, maybe even more) than their human counterparts. The feeling of the wind in your fur and the smell of salt air is enough to make any canine go crazy!


Boating Safety for Pets INFO-GRAPHIC
Icy is Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay, hoping to get out on a boat this season!
However, there are plenty of safety considerations to keep in mind before bringing your dog on board.  The folks over at K9 of Mine have published a new Dog Safety Tips Infographic that they've shared with us here at Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them to help keep canine companions safe this sailing season. 

Make sure to read these tips before you take your pet out on the water!




One of the biggest goals we have had for our dogs has been to get Icy and Phoebe out on the water in a boat!  We love being out on the water but my dogs have never been on any kind of boat; not a sailboat, canoe, kayak, raft, or any other type of water craft.  I'm hoping this is the year we accomplish that goal!  I'll be sure to follow all the safety tips on K9 of Mine's Info-Graphic before we do any kind of boating with our dogs!

Follow these safety tips for bringing your dog out on the water in a boat
Poor Icy and Phoebe are canine Land Lubbers, hopefully we can get out on the ocean, or at least in the bay this Summer!
A big THANK YOU to K9 of Mine for sharing this Pet Safety Ingo-Graphic and tips to keep pets safe on the water!

🐶 I'll be sure to get a Life Vest for dogs before I bring my dogs on any boat, you should too!  PetSmart has a large variety of dog life vests and life jackets at varied prices.

(This image is a PetSmart Affiliate Link)

Have you taken your pet out on the water?  Please leave us a comment and tell us about it, you know we love hearing from you!






8 comments:

  1. The boys have never been in a boat but we hope to get them on the water this summer! Great infographic ❤️

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    1. I love this Info-Graphic, I think it's a great pet safety sheet!

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  2. Many years ago when we used to camp, my hubby had a fishing boat. Our dogs at the time absolutely loved going out in the boat! We had to train our Lab mix Maggie to stay in the boat until we stopped and told her it was OK to swim. I really miss those days!
    PS...Having your dog fall out of the boat is NOT a good way to learn that they can indeed swim. We weren't very smart back then at times (and got life jackets for them after that).
    Jan & the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

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    1. That must have been so great! I'm dying to get Icy & Phoebe out on a boat this Summer. Life jackets are a must for sure.

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  3. We have not taken Ruby out on a boat yet. We are still trying to get her used to walking on the beach or near water.

    Our former dog, Pip, loved the water and boat rides. He was a Yorkie and we had a little life jacket for him.

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    1. The more I hear about Pip the more amazing I can see he was. I'm sure Ruby will get there, taking it slow is the smartest thing you can do.

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  4. I just Pinned this to my dog board. Considering it's summer, this is timely info!

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    1. I'm so glad you found it Pin-worthy! I definitely think it's so timely. I see a lot of people with dogs on boats, sitting out on the front of the boat with no life jacket and no one close to the dog. It always frightens me.

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