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Dogs on boats.

I have a 3 year old golden retriever. He is great aboard my 36 beneteau. I have been trying to get him to urinate onboard . I''d rather have to wash the deck down than have him hurt himself holding it in. For some reason he wants to wait for shore leave.

The only problem I have with him staying on board is when he wants to come up through the companionway. It is a little steep for him but he has managed to climb it a few times. I''d love to have a 45 or 50 footer so I could make him a walkway.
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Dogs on boats.

Hi, folks,

My wife and I have been joking about this topic for a few days. I had a dog for many years and she went into the forest to relieve herself. I would love to have a dog but I''m afraid that I can''t imagine any place on my boat that I would want my dog to poop.

How does one handle this--or not handle it?

Chas
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Dogs on boats.

I am moving on to my 27 foot cal in a few weeks, and I am looking for a dog that would be right for me and my little boat, I am not a fan of those, little yippy dogs, but I am scared a bigger dog might go a little crazy being in such a tiny boat. Any ideas???
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Dogs on boats.

Get a young dog, that you can still train to "go" on the bow (or somewhere). You and the dog will both be happier.
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Dogs on boats.

we have a yellow lab/belgian shep mix on an o''day 30. he''s happy as a clam as long as there''s a beer to knock over and for him to clean up. birds to watch and noisy powerboats to bark at.(he thinks the''re Harleys on water) Just make sure he has his jacket on at all times, just in case he decides to go for a swim. we have his jacket marked with our marina and phone #, and a reward of a six pack for return of the jacket along as its returned with the dog attached.
Oh yes and he knows its fast to ride on the high side. I wonder if PHRF would count him as crew.
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Dogs on boats.

Katy_Maria_s,

I''ve never had one of these dogs,but I''ve read, and heard where a lot of other sailors say this is a great dog to have on board.Good luck!

http://www.dogbiz.com/dogs-grp6/schipperke/schipperke.htm
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Dogs on boats.

Get a corgi. They have the body of a big dog, just very short legs. Ours is great on the boat.
Jane
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Dogs on boats.

Best advise, Dont do it!! Unless you have raised the dog on board and it has learned to do its toilet over the rail dont do it. An older dog rarely acclimates to boat life and you will soon learn that dog hairs will be found from mast head to bilge. you will be surprised how many you find in the ice box. Also a boat is just to confined to accomidate the high emergy levels of a young dog
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Dogs on boats.

My wife and I have a 65lb black lab mix living with us on a Downeast 38. We got her used to the companionway steps by helping her up for almost three months. We would move each paw individually up the ladder. It took her a while just to get used to standing on the ladder but whe slowly learned to climb the 5 companionway steps on her own.

An added and unexpected benefit was that we found she could climb a ladder when we were on the hard for 6 weeks! Saved my back!

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Dogs on boats.

-sorry, double post!-
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