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Re: Who sails with their Golden Retriever

I have an older golden but I have never sailed with her, however, I just got a chocolate lab (3 mo old now) and I plan on making him a boat dog.

I have some thoughts about how to do that and I'd be interested in how you trained yours and any tips and tricks you learned.

I plan on first introducing my lab to the local ponds and lakes, they are natural and strong swimmers but they still need to get their feet wet, as it were. I plan on getting one of those doggie boat ladders and train the mutt to use it in the pond. I'm told that a lab will likely jump out of the boat to get into the water so a means of recovery is required. A doggie life vest will also be worn at all times.
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