Our dog is plenty awesome on the boat. She loves it and she much prefers being at anchor
than in a marina. That said, there are two problems. She will not do any of her business on the boat. We've tried everything. She's gone 53 hours with no potty.
Second, many places are very strict on dogs
. There are quite a few islands where the dog must endure a 6 month quarantine before it can touch the land. Most former British colonies and most of the South Pacific
, for example. We're waiting to cross for a few more years because of that. Noonsite has that info.
We have a bunch of dog pics on our blog, search for Nala and you'll get them all.
She's half Queensland
Heeler and half Bisinji.
I would recommend that you not get a water
dog if you decide to get another. A friend's lab loved the water
so much that he jumped off the boat 30 miles out and my friend didn't hear the splash. A few minutes later he realized that the dog was gone. He executed a Parker turn (or whatever it's called) and returned on his path to find the dog happily paddling along, 3-4 miles back.