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Old 07-23-2011, 09:43 PM   #21
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I'm really interested in this topic, fun to read about others going through their issues and burdens for the beloved pets,,, like I do!

I've got a Lab and a Weimreiner both right at 120lbs... and they go everywhere with me always, we all have seperation anxiety... I travel on the dirt for my job, so I'm in hotels a lot and my 30' trailer a lot, so I have been through those hurdles...

So, now I am transitioning into my new lifestyle, that was long in coming and pursued, to living aboard...

And frankly, I'm concerned about my girls* and want to follow a working procedure to transition them to living aboard tooo... Would be interested in details of any of that process you all went through....

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Also, I've heard a lot about artificial turf... has anybody tried a box with 'real' grass?

Would it be impossible with the salt spray even if you used a green house lid when not in use for any overspray?* or is that just too much?* I know it would be heavyish,, but you could rig a plastic liner underneath, anybody tried that? Don't see many house plants on any cabin pics...
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:26 PM   #22
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And frankly, I'm concerned about my girls* and want to follow a working procedure to transition them to living aboard tooo... Would be interested in details of any of that process you all went through...

Also, I've heard a lot about artificial turf... has anybody tried a box with 'real' grass?
*Raised our dogs around boats.* Small boats at first, then bigger boats.* Seems like once they sense that the boat is "home" then they are OK with it.* But ours are around 40 lbs and so reletively easy to get in and out of the dinghy, and in a marina they just jump in and out at will.

As for the turf, ours won't use it.* I wish I knew how to tell them it is OK.* They will hold it as long as it takes until they get to shore, although the young one whizzed on the deck a few times when he was a pup.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:35 AM   #23
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*And if you praise them for doing it with a reward they will continue to do it.
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It sure is nice to not have a dog aboard.
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It sure is nice to not have a dog aboard.
As much as I love my dog (not to mention that I really love my wife who loves the dog even more than I and insists upon him cruising with us), the dog has scratched the gelcoat, left hair all over the place and has just about ruined the new setee cushions. If a guest did this to the boat, I would have something unprintable to say and that guest would never set foot aboard again.

This on top of the dog having to be taken ashore regularly no matter where we are anchored and what the weather. Mud banks, sand, rain and dogs are a great mixture!

Did I mention that I love my wife.
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*And if you praise them for doing it with a reward they will continue to do it.

*Yeah,,, it's amazing what some people can do, even with older dogs, with a bit of a standard, consistent process...
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It sure is nice to not have a dog aboard.
As much as I love my dog (not to mention that I really love my wife who loves the dog even more than I and insists upon him cruising with us), the dog has scratched the gelcoat, left hair all over the place and has just about ruined the new setee cushions. If a guest did this to the boat, I would have something unprintable to say and that guest would never set foot aboard again.

This on top of the dog having to be taken ashore regularly no matter where we are anchored and what the weather. Mud banks, sand, rain and dogs are a great mixture!

Did I mention that I love my wife.

*true love there!!!* Seems like you like your wife Ok too....
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******** My God, man! Have you no love for your boat?
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Lock your wife and your dog in the forward cabin for 8 hours.* Who's glad to see you?
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*And who gets an indeterminate stretch in the doghouse?
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Lock your wife and your dog in the forward cabin for 8 hours.* Who's glad to see you?
*And who gets an indeterminate stretch in the doghouse?

*I may know a good lawyer up there in Maine,* I'm just say'n.
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dwhatty wrote:sunchaser wrote:
It sure is nice to not have a dog aboard.
As much as I love my dog (not to mention that I really love my wife who loves the dog even more than I and insists upon him cruising with us), the dog has scratched the gelcoat, left hair all over the place and has just about ruined the new setee cushions. If a guest did this to the boat, I would have something unprintable to say and that guest would never set foot aboard again.

This on top of the dog having to be taken ashore regularly no matter where we are anchored and what the weather. Mud banks, sand, rain and dogs are a great mixture!

Did I mention that I love my wife.

*I would put up with all of that Just to have my little girl on board.

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Lock your wife and your dog in the forward cabin for 8 hours.* Who's glad to see you?
*And who gets an indeterminate stretch in the doghouse?

*I may know a good lawyer up there in Maine,* I'm just say'n.

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