Every year, as the weather gets warmer and people start going on boat rides more often, there are a few things you should do to make sure your dog is safe. The first thing you need to do is determine if your pet can handle a boat ride. If they have been on boats before and seem comfortable with the experience, then it should be fine for them to enjoy another one this summer. However, if they haven’t been on a boat before or seem anxious about being near the water at all then it isn’t worth risking their safety. In that case, here are some tips for training your pet for boating season!
Get them be used to water.
One of the easiest ways to get your pet used to boats is by getting them comfortable with water. This can be done in a few different ways. One way is to take them to a pond or river and let them play around in the water. You can also buy them a kiddie pool so they can splash around at home. The key is to make sure they are having fun and that they aren’t scared of the water.
Introduce them gradually to boats.
If your pet has never been on a boat before, you should start by introducing them gradually. You can do this by taking them for short rides in a smaller boat or even just around the dock. This will help them get used to the motion of the boat and get comfortable with being on it.
Make sure they have a life jacket.
Even if your pet is comfortable on boats, you should always make sure they have a life jacket just in case something happens. It’s also a good idea to keep them on a leash while they are on the boat in case they jump overboard.
Be prepared for anything.
As with any activity, you should always be prepared for the unexpected. This means having a first-aid kit and plenty of water on hand in case your pet gets thirsty or needs to cool down.
By following these tips, you can help make sure your pet has a safe and enjoyable time on your next boat ride!
Eddie runs a business renting and selling yachts and other boats. Being passionate about sailing himself, he also organizes groups and seminars for like-minded individuals.