Taking Your Dog Out to The Water

Taking Your Dog Out to The Water

Taking a dog out on to the water can be both an enjoyable experience and a very dangerous task as well. Even if you’ve been canoeing your entire life and feel that you can handle the situation without giving it the due attention that it requires, then, you’re wrong! The fun experience can cost you your dog if you have no idea how to handle a panicking dog on a canoe. However, that’s like the worst case scenario. But you should still prepare and train your dog before you sit him down on that canoe, expecting from him to be all okay about it. You need to know How to Go Canoeing And Kayaking With a Dog.

How Will You Train a Dog For Kayaking?

Before you train the dog for kayaking, you should test to see if the dog is able to swim or not. The dog needs to be able to swim. Once you take your dog out on the water, you’ll also be able to know if your dog is generally water friendly or not. Some breeds of dogs are born water friendly such as Labrador. If your dog is not water friendly, then you will be able to conjure up a training process that makes him fond of water first and then train for the sport. However, your dog being too water friendly might become a problem as well. If it starts getting too excited when it gets on water, then that could result in the boat toppling over in minutes after going out on the water. In the training process, take your dog out on the water on a kayak but stay close to the shore. Your dog could either get over excited or start panicking. Prepare for both situations.

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