Cruising with a Dog (BR Podcast 53)

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Sure, you've seen dogs on boats. But how feasible is it, really? Can you take a dog full-time cruising? And if so, what do you need to know?
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Cruising with a Dog (BR Podcast 53)

Cruising with a dog? Is it really possible? I mean, not just in a marina, but out sailing or motoring?

How about full time cruising in foreign countries? How much of a hassle is it?

Listen in for everything you need to know to cruise with your best friend . . . or decide that it would be better to leave Fido at home.

Prefer to read? Check out Dogs on Boats 101.

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  • Rebecca Guthrie
    Posted at 27 October 2017 Reply

    Thanks Carolyn for a timely podcast. We are preparing to cruise starting next month with our 4 year old Giant Schnauzer. This may not be the dog of choice for this mission, but she is a member of our family we can’t leave behind. The concern we have is her walking on the deck. Do you have any suggestions on managing a dogs paws correctly so they can gain the best traction and avoid scratch’s on boat surfaces as much as possible? We have discussed booties; interested in your option/observations about this. — Rebecca

    • Carolyn Shearlock
      Posted at 27 October 2017 Reply

      I’ve heard of people using the booties with varying success. Some dogs don’t mind them while others will do anything to get them off.

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