Paddling with Dogs Training

patrick-hendry-dog in life vest on boat

photo credit Patrick Hendry

Teach Your Dog to Ride a Paddle Craft Safely 

Is your dog ready to ride a paddle craft?

LEVEL 1: Prepare To Ride a Paddle Craft.  This course includes both dryland and shoreline training, and is designed to help dogs become confident and well-mannered around the craft, equipment, and environment.  This course will also provide some important dog first aid information. This course is not designed to teach the human how to use the paddle craft; it is recommended that participants are comfortable operating the paddle craft safely and appropriately without a dog before trying it with a dog on board.

For those who do not have access to a paddle craft, I can provide a stand up paddle board  (SUP board) and a paddle. If your dog can ride a SUP board, your dog should have no trouble riding other types of paddle craft (e.g. canoe, kayak).

LIFE VESTS: It is best if you provide well-fitted life vests for you and your dog, but I may have some available to borrow (depending on the size required).