20 Jun A Sure-Footed Dinghy Dog
Does your dog love to ride up on the bow of the dinghy . . . or walk along the tubes? It seems to be the official “dinghy dog” riding position!But sometimes gravity and the slipperiness of the tubes can pose a challenge. Used to be that periodically Paz would go for an unplanned swim.
Then we got a couple of packages of non-slip tub/shower treads and stuck them on the places where she tended to walk. Suddenly, she’s a very sure-footed dinghy dog!
Another quick tip . . . use a harness instead of a collar and always keep a leash on your dog in the dink. If they do go over, a harness won’t break their neck as a collar might, and the leash will keep him/her connected to the dinghy.
We always use the “dead man” cable, too — a quick yank and the motor instantly stops in case Paz slips in. Much faster than trying to shift into neutral or press the kill button.
Have a great ride with your furry best friend — I’ve never seen a dog that didn’t love dinghy rides once they felt that their footing was secure. As far as Paz is concerned, the dinghy is hers and we are simply her chauffeurs . . . and do we ever hear about it if we take the dinghy without taking her!