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I did a quick search of the forums, but didn't find any posts discussing dogs on board... perhaps I searched poorly.
In any case, my wife and I are new sailors... OK, so new that calling us "sailors" is actually pretty funny. I was out once with a very experienced friend of mine, and then I took my wife out and we did OK.. no boat bending, and we made it back. Pearson 26.
Soooo... we'd like to get real serious about this. Get out there for a couple days. The issue? As our three sons grew up and left the house, we added one dog for each son. We now have a 90 lb German Shepherd, a 60 lb retriever mix, and a 7 lb waste of dog kibble (ooops... I mean, chihuahua). We hate to leave them alone; it's not fair to the kind beasties. Can two small yet active and silly adults coexist for a day or two (or three) on board a Pearson 26 with a German Shepherd with the energy level of a chihuahua, a geriatric retriever mix who can still make it up stairs (barely), and a chihuahua that's.... well.... sigh.... a chihuahua.
Any and ALL hints/observations/anecdotes/advice would be most welcomed...
Best to all...