So I left part of the information out. We have a young (currently 14 month) pup who is very active and squirrely. Secondly my wife a retired nurse/nurse manager is more the "sit on the seat" where the pup is with her and in the middle of the dingy, type person. We got a great life jacket recommendation/purchase with the help of the CF "Families, Kids
Afloat" forum. I bought the Ruffwear jacket for her, their quality is kind of like "Kong" built well and tough.
I also experienced the wet bum experience, not in a dingy, but on a Canadian Navy RIB
. I'm anti-wet bum! When the water
is calm, no issues with stray spray but in more flamboyant wind
and white cap conditions, I prefer to be in board.