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Old 05-21-2013, 04:24 PM   #181
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Here's our guy 4 mos. later (see post #138) on his first trip out out of the boathouse. He has spent many afternoons on the boat while I have been doing maintenance. Seems to like it and he's turned out to be a good swimmmer. Sorry, not cruiser, but Drewski, (don't ask)
Oh Yeah, He's a Shiba Inu, basically a cat dressed up like a dog.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:19 PM   #182
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Have you tried a Thunder Shirt? They are very calming for the dog. Work for sea sickness, car sickness as well as thunder storms.

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The Thundershirt worked great for TiVo. We used it for docking mostly. We called it "the chicken wrap". He loved his chicken wrap.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:33 AM   #183
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Our Daisy has had to get accustomed to boating. For some reason she honestly never ever liked our Monk 36- she would sit in the aft stateroom shaking while underway. However, she seems to love our 45 and seemed at home on it immediately. I don't know what she didn't like about the monk but she is right at home on our current boat.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:46 AM   #184
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A boat is just another place to sleep for Dory. Boats, cars, trucks and tractors, doesn't matter, she's always ready to go.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:29 AM   #185
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Angus hated the sailboat--no room to turn around. He's much happier on the skiff.

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Old 05-24-2013, 08:36 AM   #186
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We are hoping to do some cruising soon and our crew will be an 18lb Cairn Terrier/Miniature Schnauzer, 7 years old and our spoiled little princess. Our concern is that she is a barker (goes with the breed) and having grown up in a very quiet environment, not accustomed dockside traffic and noises. Anyone have a cure for the barking?
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:45 AM   #187
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Schoona, the best boat dog.

We recently lost our wonderful little dog Schoona to a car.

I have written about it on our blog, and the arrival or our new dog Rosie. I think any dog will be comfortable on a boat if its owners are.

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Old 05-26-2013, 11:59 AM   #188
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We recently lost our wonderful little dog Schoona to a car.

I have written about it on our blog, and the arrival or our new dog Rosie. I think any dog will be comfortable on a boat if its owners are.

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So sorry for your loss Tony. Hoping Rosie fills the void somewhat for you. We are certain our Phoebe will adapt to boat life just fine but our dock neighbors might not be too pleased with her.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:26 PM   #189
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We are hoping to do some cruising soon and our crew will be an 18lb Cairn Terrier/Miniature Schnauzer, 7 years old and our spoiled little princess. Our concern is that she is a barker (goes with the breed) and having grown up in a very quiet environment, not accustomed dockside traffic and noises. Anyone have a cure for the barking?
Hi capt George.
Thanks for the message re: Schoona. Thank god that time heals!
As to the barking, we have a couple of friends that live on their boat here in Montenegro. You can catch their blog here.

Watery Tails

Its well worth a read as they are 'the' inspirational couple that left the office lifestyle for a cruising one.

Anyway, their little dogs get a dose from the water spray bottle every time they bark. Bung a little vinegar in it and it is double fold for the dog!

Good luck with it.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:30 PM   #190
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Yep. We take our duck everywhere...
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:37 PM   #191
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My former police dog love to boat before his passing - sad he wont be able to join us on the loop next year
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:45 PM   #192
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Girl, Girl has been excellent considering this is her first time on a boat. Molly is her real name.

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Old 07-10-2013, 09:54 PM   #193
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There is absolutely nothing like a great dog. They really leave a hole in your heart when they go.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:02 PM   #194
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Thanks Don, its been 18 months but when they work with you and save your butt in alot of varying situations it definitely leaves a huge hole and he was my 3rd working K-9.
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Here is a picture of my dog early in the morning at Naha Bay State dock.
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Our trawler is a Sundeck, with a swim platform. Lacey, our Brittany needs a way to get down to dinghy. Has anyone developed a lifting harness that we could lower her with (she loves the boat but hates the water).. We would use our motor hoist as the actual lifting system. Ideas or solutions are welcome.
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We are hoping to do some cruising soon and our crew will be an 18lb Cairn Terrier/Miniature Schnauzer, 7 years old and our spoiled little princess. Our concern is that she is a barker (goes with the breed) and having grown up in a very quiet environment, not accustomed dockside traffic and noises. Anyone have a cure for the barking?
Yes. My brother just moved into a fancy apartment and his dog is a constant yapper. Barks all day every day, as long as they aren't home. he loves the dog and refused to give her up. As a last resort he purchased a dog barking collar. 3 days later, she was trained not to bark.
I thought it was cruel initially, but I guess it doesn't really hurt them, it's just a reminder. But, it does work. She doesn't bark anymore.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:03 PM   #198
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:05 PM   #199
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Our trawler is a Sundeck, with a swim platform. Lacey, our Brittany needs a way to get down to dinghy. Has anyone developed a lifting harness that we could lower her with (she loves the boat but hates the water).. We would use our motor hoist as the actual lifting system. Ideas or solutions are welcome.
Dave, we have a Sundeck and an 80-pound lab. Things I have tried:
1. Pulling him like luggage in a dog life-vest
2. Pulling him like luggage in a throw cushion (with straps)
3. Pulling up to the side of the cabin in the dinghy and he jumps. (he's good)
4. Carrying him under my arm up the back ladder (bad idea.)

Things I have not yet tried:
1. Making a specialty harness that is better than dog life-vest
2. Making or getting a ladder that reaches the sundeck diagonally.
3. Making or getting a ladder that reaches the side of the boat in the same manner.

We love our boat, but some days we think about a trunk cabin or Europa style. But for now I am doing 80-pound dead-lifts.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:25 PM   #200
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Dave, we have a Sundeck and an 80-pound lab. Things I have tried:
1. Pulling him like luggage in a dog life-vest
2. Pulling him like luggage in a throw cushion (with straps)
3. Pulling up to the side of the cabin in the dinghy and he jumps. (he's good)
4. Carrying him under my arm up the back ladder (bad idea.)

Things I have not yet tried:
1. Making a specialty harness that is better than dog life-vest
2. Making or getting a ladder that reaches the sundeck diagonally.
3. Making or getting a ladder that reaches the side of the boat in the same manner.

We love our boat, but some days we think about a trunk cabin or Europa style. But for now I am doing 80-pound dead-lifts.

That's exactly why we chose a 20LB Dog!

I used to boat with 2 - 70 LB Goldens, way back when my back was in better shape!
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