We have a young Jack Russell who was very easy to train to do his business on the foredeck. Training him to get his puppy fat butt up the companionway
to cock his leg now, unfortunately he soaked and fried a crew member's mobile phone
thru an open porthole.
Still have to iron this bug out.
A 12V dustbuster vacuums up all his hair and after a few days at sea we all smell as bad as each other anyway.
When your all wet and cold its always good to have someone who looks more miserable than you do.