We have traveled from the USA to USVI with two small dogs aboard.
Our cavalier King Charles spaniels are trained to wee wee pads
When we can't get ashore. Most places to walk dogs are access ave by dingy.
But we found some places like Samna, DR, the Caicos permit
dogs on lead
But do use poison for rats that's clear unseen so those are places
We don't walk. With beach bugs and dogs we walk before 7 pm.
After 7 pm, bugs like sand fleas come out..
If you wish to cruise
down the thorny path, in St. thomas a visit
To Dr John vet office ( red hook across from the marina) is one stops.
He will take your dogs health papers that include a blood titer,
Then fax all the information to each country down the chain saving
Time and money
. Country's that are UK affiliated require a titer.
The titer can be done at your vet in the states and is a blood test
Sent to be analized to insure your pets rabies free..
Another important thing besides pets life jackets, crate training.
Our dogs are crate trained. We do long passages Nd in winter cover areas
With storms.. During turbulent time up top the dogs are asleep crated and safe.
We found preparation, routine consistency are the most important things to pets at sea.
It's no more difficult than at home on land. We've cruised 5 years wit
dogs with no problems.
You need a food
bin, crates and blankets, dog toys and pee pads
And being consistent..
It's easy and they are truly good companions at sea