5 Tips For Safe Boating With Your Pet


5 Tips For Safe Boating With Your Pet

Boating with Pets

Boating with your pet can be a fun and enjoyable experience. However, it's important to take the necessary precautions to ensure that your pet is safe while out on the water. Here are five tips to help you keep your pet safe while boating:

  1. Make sure that your pet has a life jacket and is wearing it at all times when on the boat. Special pet life jackets have a handle to so its easy to carry you pet up to a flybridge as well as getting them in and out of the water.

  2. Provide plenty of water for your pet so they don't become dehydrated in the sun or sea spray. A non-slip water bowl is ideal as boats tend to bounce and move around.

  3. Many boat surfaces, such as fiberglass, can get extremely hot in the sun. Providing shade for your pet is a good idea. Keep an eye out for potential hazards like a sharp objects, other boats, and debris in the water. Mats with rubber non-slip backings can help with your dogs footing.

  4. Allow plenty of time for beach walks and regular toilet breaks as needed throughout the day. If your boat allows, try to train your dog to go to the bathroom in a specific spot, on some newspaper or doggy pee mat.

  5. Keep your pet safe by tethering them when you are busy anchoring or berthing your boat. Make sure your pet knows not to get off the boat without permission. Keep an eye on them and never leave them unattended.

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