Tips for Safe Boating with Your Pet

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Tips for Safe Boating with Your Pet

Before you hit the high seas or local lake, be sure to follow these common sense tips to ensure your pet's boating adventure is a safe one.

  • Collar with ID Tag:  Before heading out on the water, make sure your pet has a collar with an identification tag. Include contact information, marina address and slip number.
  • Familiarization with Boat:  It is best to gradually introduce your pet to your boats and water. Let your pet explore the boat while it is docked before going out on the water. Turn on the engine and let them get used to its sound and smell while the boat is docked. Then, take your pet out on small cruises and gradually build up to longer cruises.