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Originally Posted by daydreamer92 View Post

I'd also caution that a dog might feel a bit overwhelmed with the excitement and newness of being The! New! Dog! and a boat dog all at once. Take it slow and make sure the experience is positive for him/her. It'll look to its people for cues on how to react to situations....
That's interesting. Our vet advised exactly the opposite. He urged us to get the pup out boating as soon as possible if we hoped to bring her along on our sailing trips.

So we did (see photos). And I have to admit it worked out quite well. For the most part, she is non-plussed by the boat, and seems to view it as just another good place to take a nap. You know, "dog's life" and all.

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