Welcome aboard CoastieCruiser. Hopefully, someone replied via PM and you have things worked out.
Since most sailor I know are picky about what shoes their guests wear aboard, I'm skeptical about how many would welcome a Great Dane.
Another idea might be to post on a general aviation forum to look for a volunteer who is already going your way. You would likely have to crate and tranquilize your friend. I will bet you could find someone willing to help those serving their country. Good luck.
02-20-2012 02:36 AM
Branson and the loo
I'm trying to get my count up too...
I know of some people who have trained their dogs to use a litter box. Usually works best with smaller dogs though--depending on how good Branson's "aim" is. You might have success with some of the scented artificial turf products, although I have no experience with them.
Also, if you need an additional hand, I may be able to be avaiable, depending on the dates.
01-18-2012 05:55 PM
Thanks WanderingStar; I'll check both out!
01-18-2012 10:59 AM
Glad you're enjoying the site, thanks for adding to it. You seem to have no takers here yet. Yahoo has a forum for cruisers in Yahoo Groups called World-Cruisers. You might also find something at Offshore Passage Opportunities, though that is a subscription site. Let us know how it goes.
01-17-2012 08:57 PM
you can definitely count on photos and a travelogue. Though it's been a while since he's written, I'm sure Branson will even include the trip on his blog No Saddle Required
01-17-2012 08:54 PM
Branson responds well to training, and there are two methods I'm working on to getting him to relieve himself while on a boat:
1. for those times when swim call is appropriate, relieving himself while swimming is an option
2. for all other times, I plan on purchasing an item similar to this: Pet Loo Indoor Yard Training System
01-17-2012 08:47 PM
WanderingStar, I'm slowly getting the post count up, but I keep getting distracted with reading all the great threads on SailNet!
01-17-2012 02:55 PM
If you can pull this off, I hope you'll take pictures and write a travelogue. I'm fascinated to hear how you make a voyage of such duration with a Great Dane.
01-17-2012 12:41 PM
Any techniques you care to share about Branson relieving himself while on the bounding main?
I imagine that is no small feat...
01-17-2012 11:11 AM
Originally Posted by CoastieCruiser
Thank you for your service as well; once a Coastie, always a Coastie!
I'll try adding a few more posts to see if I can get PM authorization; any idea how many posts it requires?
It's either 5 or 10, you might be there.
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