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Old 01-03-2015, 12:04 PM   #21
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Definitely look for a life jacket for the dog, getting a dog back in a kayak is difficult for a medium to large dog.
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Old 01-03-2015, 01:21 PM   #22
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Totally agree with you mark0224, wouldn’t even consider taking him out without a PFD there are so many scenarios for things going wrong and it doesn’t matter if both paddler and dog are excellent swimmers all it takes is a little bad luck and a good day on the water turns into a tragedy. I live on the Great Lakes the water can go from glass to violent in a very short time I have nothing but respect for water. Bought the best PFD I could afford for myself and won’t buy Paddle Dog anything but the best. Always amazes me when I see people try to save a few bucks by buying cheap PFDs than never wear them; they don’t call them life jackets for nothing. This Perception Prodigy is not meant for the Great Lakes this is strictly a quiet inland lakes and rivers kayak lots of fun on a camping trip.
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Old 01-03-2015, 02:05 PM   #23
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A lot lot lot depends on the temperament of the hound. Maggie, our 50 lbish Lab would sit quietly between my legs with occasionally moving about as something caught her interest. A pleasure to paddle with. Anny, a 75 lbish Lab, was a wiggler. Countless near misses (and quite a few misses with all of us in the water) never made an impression on her. Still kayaking is about getting a bit wet, so Anny was always equally welcome.
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:18 PM   #24
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A lot lot lot depends on the temperament of the hound. Maggie, our 50 lbish Lab would sit quietly between my legs with occasionally moving about as something caught her interest. A pleasure to paddle with. Anny, a 75 lbish Lab, was a wiggler. Countless near misses (and quite a few misses with all of us in the water) never made an impression on her. Still kayaking is about getting a bit wet, so Anny was always equally welcome.

I expect to be swimming with the fishes a few times.
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