Safety Tips For Boating With Dogs

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Now that the weather is warming up, boaters and dog lovers are spending more time out on the water. It can be a lot of fun to have your best furry buddy by your side while you enjoy the surf and sun as the wind blows through your hair, but it’s also important to make sure your canine companion is safe.

There are many potential dangers when boating, so take care of your pooch when you bring them along for a boat ride.

Here are seven safety tips for boating with your dog.

Have A ‘Dog Overboard’ Plan

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Even if you’re very careful, there’s a chance that your dog might fall overboard, and you need to have a plan to get them back to safety. Make sure everyone who comes onto your boat knows what to do if it happens.

The first step is, of course, to circle back to your dog and cut the motor when you get close enough.

Do NOT jump in to get your dog.



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