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I had a little Cygnet sailboat back in the day. It was lent to me for a while by a friend, and I took my dog out a couple of times for a brief sail. No one had life jackets for dogs then - the dark ages! But if you’re going to sail with your dog(s) at all, and especially if you are cruising, you cannot pass up getting this E-Book “How to Sail with Dogs 100 Tips for a Pet-Friendly Voyage”.

Michelle and Maik, along with their two beagles Scout and Jack, are presently sailing around the world with their two pups. They have conveniently assembled everything you never thought of to prepare before your trip. Potty training for the dogs is the least of it. How about getting a dog passport? Do you have a medical kit for your pup? You may think this is over-doing it - until you need something.


For your benefit, they have a cheat sheet at the end of the book with their 100 Tips- yes 100. All of them are vital to a successful journey. The nice aspect of it being an E-Book is that it takes up no space and you can always have it with you. And you should!

They will have you looking at your boat from a dog’s view - accessibility, comfort, safety. Take some short sails before venturing into foreign waters. Get your pups acclimated. They may decide cruising is not for them. In that case, you will need to follow a different scenario.

No interest in the fake grass….you can read about how they “solved” this issue.

No interest in the fake grass….you can read about how they “solved” this issue.

This book is available on Amazon for $6.99 USD and would also make a great gift. The holidays are right around the corner. You can “visit” with them through some of their favorite moments, as videos are included. You’ll get to see Scout and Jack in action! The book is well-written and clear to understand. You can also follow this group on their website and on Instagram @sailorsandseadogs and on Facebook as well.

I hope to meet this bunch someday when they return to the states. In the meantime, you’ll feel like you’re sailing with them when you read this terrific book.

Posted on July 30, 2019 and filed under what you need.


It's time to tell you about protecting your pups - from the sun. Yes it's a danger, just like to us hoomans. 

Do you take your pal sailing? Paddleboarding? Kayaking? To the beach? The park? 

Yeah, that's what I thought! Well then, you need to know that 30 minutes of direct sun on your furry friend can lead to skin issues - just like for us. Yes, that means possible melanoma, skin cancer. First off you should have your vet do a body check. And then take precaution. Which, as it turns out is really easy!

NAVY the SAILOR DOG looking sporty

NAVY the SAILOR DOG looking sporty

This is SOLARDOGZ -  the sun guard/rashguard shirt for dogs. They can be worn all day - and under the life jacket. Just like rashguards they are 4 way stretch and quick dry. Are you convinced yet that this is a good idea? So the question is - do you want to protect your pal or not? Get smart! There is more information at but we don't know what else to say, except your best friend will thank you after a long day in the sun. 



Posted on July 30, 2018 and filed under what you need.