I have found that most Pet Meds are the same as us meds but with different names. My son in a Pharm Tech and gives me the Let me fuzz dad s brain with allMessage 1 of 18 , Jan 2, 2009View SourceI have found that most 'Pet Meds' are the same as us meds but with different names. My son in a Pharm Tech and gives me the 'Let me fuzz dad's brain with all this chemical name crap' whenever we talk about it. I guess he is just getting back at me for all those years of mechanical parts & repair and stuff.
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From: "Joel" <cruiser6003@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 1, 2009 7:23:21 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: CYOA - Re: Sea Dogs
Yes, dogs are a funny lot. I have a mixed breed (lab and spaniel) dog
who lives aboard with me full time. She absolutely loves the water.
She loves riding in the truck too... either inside or short-leashed
in the bed. She has learned to do both num #1 & #2 on the bow.
But, just let me start the engine and she starts pacing...while
underway she will pace the circumference continually. I have a float
coat for her and that calms her some...
Final solution... a vet recommended and wrote a script for doggie
downers. Give them to her an hour before setting sail and she will
find her bed. Have heard Benedryl will have same affect but have not
tried it. She never gets seasick but does not like neither the engine
running nor being underway under sail. As soon as we anchor she is
We live with it.. but next one will be started as a pup on the
boat...and will also be a shedless breed...maybe a labradoodle?
m/s Miss Magoo
S. Pasadena, FL
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One thing about dogs is that everything is training, some positive, some negative, even when you are not actually in a training session. For example, neverMessage 1 of 18 , Jan 2, 2009View SourceOne thing about dogs is that everything is training, some positive, some
negative, even when you are not actually in a training session. For example, never
take a dog for a walk and, as soon as he does his business, turn around and
go home An exception here may be if it is raining and thundering and going back
is considered a reward.
Challenger # 74, "Ouroboros"
Los Lunas, NM
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> Haf, Bruce is right: Generally speaking, a dog's behavior in a car is
> loosely predictive of how they will act on a boat.
> A short leash, firmly attached to a stationary point on the boat, is
> essential to keeping a dog aboard when in port. Be sure the leash is NOT
> long enough to allow the dog to reach the gunwales, he may strangle himself
> if he goes over.
> Labradors and Golden Retrievers are notorious for loving the water, but you
> may have a hard time keeping them from jumping in for a swim.
> As far as introducing a dog to sailing, this has to be done in stages.
> Obviously, pick relatively calm times. The first time just let the dog go
> aboard and investigate, and hang out for awhile with the dog without leaving
> port (I know, tough for us to do.) Get him used to the sights, sounds,
> smells, and motion of the boat in the slip. The next time, start the engine
> and let the dog get used to that idea. Then head out briefly (less than a
> half hour,) and see how he likes it. Use plenty of praise and petting, this
> is not something you want to try while sailing single-handed. Someone has
> to pretty much be praising and petting the dog continuously until he
> demonstrates that he likes the boat and the idea of sailing.
> The life vest is indispensable: A few years ago, a dog was found afloat in
> one, and alive; he had been on a boat that had sunk (along with the owner.)
> One of the Coasties adopted the "orphaned" dog.
> I don't have any real answers for messes: Just get it cleaned up before it
> hits the bilge! Pet Smart has puppy training pads, but an older dog may or
> may not use them. They're pretty particular about where they "go." My
> current dog eliminates on command, and has managed to learn that he should
> piddle off the leeward gunwale!
> Carol Voss
> C26Mk II # 255 "Puffin"
Have had the same experience with several people I ve taken sailing...lol. I think it has to do with the personality... my little mut spike loves the waterMessage 1 of 18 , Jan 2, 2009View SourceHave had the same experience with several people I've taken
sailing...lol. I think it has to do with the personality...
my little mut "spike" loves the water and I had another one that just
loved the boat..
--- In email@example.com, "haf_jonsson"
> Happy New Year everyone.
> Today I went sailing and brought a dog with me. I'm babysitting
> for my son and for most parts it is fine with me. But on the waterthe
> animal went nuts. He was squeeling and hauling and trembling infear
> all the time. I returned early, but as I slid into the slip theanimal
> jumped and landed in the water, and nearly got itself squishedbetween
> the boat and the dock.was
> In the past I have sailed with a guy who had a dog and it never
> trouble. I wonder if different breeds have different hang-upsabout
> sailing. This one is an Australian Red Heeler, and is absolutelythan
> delightful on the trails. But, on the water it was not happy.
> My question is: Do different types of dogs adapt more easily
> others to sailing? The next question is: How do you break a dog into
> like going sailing?
> Quintessence, C-28, #388
> Monterey, CA