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Posts tagged ‘kayaking’

Reader’s report: Kayaking and paddleboarding with your dog

I have long had a draft post about kayaking with a dog in my queue, waiting for content. I’m not a kayaker myself, and for many years the only text I had on an otherwise empty page was a note to put long-haired dogs in doggie t-shirts before strapping on their life vests, to avoid hair-pulling. It’s a great tip, from an experienced and adventurous friend with two Papillons, but one tip does not a post make. Just recently, however, this adorable video appeared  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: This week’s best dog travel links

This week’s collection of dog travel links is a very mixed bag — sure, there are a couple of straightforward pieces, like a useful list from petswelcome.com of dog parks in the Richmond, VA area, and a post from the Take Paws team about their excellent day with their dogs in Avila Beach, CA. But then things get  more off the wall, starting, innocently enough, with the Take Paws gang, who wrote about walking across the Golden Gate bridge together  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: This week’s best dog travel links

This week’s collection of links is largely about destinations — check out these tempting posts from the Take Paws team about Austin, TX and Prescott, AZ (yes, tempting, though I have to say that Austin is bone-headed for not allowing pet dogs on its public transit); from petswelcome.com about Victoria, B.C.; and from K.S. Brooks and Pish, guest-posting on Have Dog Blog Will Travel, about dog-friendly Arkansas.

The Kimpton Crawl team wrote rapturous posts about the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, MA  … Read more

Life on the water: Cruising with a small dog (and a tortoise)

This is a guest post from Lindy O’Malley, who I met when she posted a picture of her husband kayaking with Max, their Papillon, on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page. Earlier this year, she and her husband quit their jobs and began a new life of full-time cruising. She writes a delightful blog called Sea Mist Cruise, packed with pictures, about their travels. My apologies to Lindy: The post she sent looked beautiful — transferring it to WordPress altered  … Read more

Photo Friday: Keeping your dog safe on the water

This photo was taken last July at Devil’s Lake (or “D Lake”), just outside Lincoln City, Oregon. I love how both the boy and the dog are wearing life jackets. I often hear people scoffing about life jackets for dogs (“dogs can swim!”), but they’re really an essential item for dogs who go kayaking, canoeing, boating or sailing with their people. Not all dogs can swim, in fact, and even if they can, they can’t swim for long, especially in cold water  … Read more