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Re: Suggestions for getting a dog from boat to dinghy (and back again!)
We have a Yellow Lab, "Rosie J. O"Stray". She is 4 and about 55#. We have had little or no problems entering or leaving the dingy, a 6'8" Montgomery hard dingy. We always have Rosie in her life jacket when on the boat if she is on deck. The life jacket has a handle on the back, which we use to help her in and out of the dink. She will stay in the dink or on the boat, on the stay command, waiting while we secure the dink to the side of the boat under the gate. We are able to reach down, grab the handle, and tell her to jump as we pull her on board with the handle. Entering the dink is much the same only easier. She will usually just jump in on command. This has become routine and is usually done an average of three or four times a day while anchored, as she always wants to go.
William Atkin Cutter, "TALLY HO MAJOR" "ROSA"
Last edited by Leocat66; 05-03-2012 at 10:52 AM.