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I just bought a new puppy and I hope to take him fishing with me. Has anyone on here ever taken your dog out on the boat with you?

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As you can tell by my profile pic the answer is yes. My dog always goes camping with us and this is when she spends most of the time on the boat. I do not carry her bass fishing normally though. Not that I don't want her with me but its about the same as taking a child who doesn't fish. Not a lot for her to do in the boat. Its hot and you will have to make trips to the bank every now and then for bathroom/play time.

 

Good luck with the new pup

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My son and daughter-in-law took their Australian Shepherd out with them and he jumped overboard.

 

So they purchased a special PFD for the dog but had to keep him on the leash as he loved jumping out of the boat, be it going 30 MPH or sitting in the water.

 

They then had two kids and no more dog in the boat.

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We took one of our Pugs out with us when we lived on a private lake. He jumped off the front of the boat. I heard him bouncing off the bottom of the boat. Thankfully I shut the transom TM off. He came up and his eyes were bigger than they already are. That was the end of his fishing career.

 

My dog which I got last year is a Great Pyrenees and he hates water and getting wet. He's about 110lbs of pure muscle and there's no moving him when he locks up the breaks, so I don't even try.

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If my boat leaves the dock my lab is in the passenger seat. 

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When Abby was a puppy we used to bring her to the beach to run around. You were allowed dogs on the beach at 6:00 pm. Her first time she had a ball until she got thirsty from all the running. She went down to the ocean for a drink and decided that the Atlantic Ocean didn't taste good. She never went near another body of water since...:)

 

So the answer is no.

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That was my plan all along ever since we bought a house here in Canyon Lake. There are more than a few parks and a hiking tail where I think is perfect for me and the dogs.

It all end when one of my dog decided to dive into the lake and my wife found out. 

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We still plan to take the dogs out when we get a bigger boat(pontoon boat).

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i took our jack russell once. he wouldn't be still and went overboard while i was cruising down the lake. i had to turn around and scoop him up. mama said if anything happens to the dog i had better not come home.

 

the end

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I have 3 rescues, and they all go with me 99.9% of the time. I have a pontoon boat, electric powered.

Or if I use my kayaks, 2 go in my kayak, I tow a second kayak with the 3rd guy. 

Nothing is more important to me than my best friends.

 

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Mine has been going with me since she was 4 months old. Now she's 5 and goes with me almost every trip. She's even the team mascot during tournaments.

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Dogs are a lot of company...and companionship.  Have taken them in the past...but like mentioned above they need watched and when I fish I tend to just like to focus on fishing and not worrying about hooks , swimming etc.

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I take my yellow lab pretty regularly unless its raining or really hot or I'm going to be out there for more than about 4 hours.  She's very mellow and relaxed in the boat.  She mostly just lays there looking around or watching other boats.  I think she gets more excited about a duck flying by or another dog on shore than anything else these days.  I have a PFD for her in the spring and fall when the water is colder.

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I've never taken one but see a lot of people fishing with them on Lake Guntersville. Saw one guy reeling in a pretty nice bass. The dog was more excited than the guy. 

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