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    just finished putting the boat together and fired it yesterday....dog went apeshit and ran off. took me 20 minutes before one of the neighbors up the street caught her and brought her back.

    how does everyone elses dogs deal with the noise? I was hoping to bring my dog to the river with me, but if she's scared of the boat, maybe not.

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    Has your dog heard the boat before? If not it will take time just make her get use to it!

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    Remember they have superior hearing than we do and are much more sensitive to the noise we deem typical. Time and common sense will make a great lake/river dog. Just be cautious when firing the beast. Small kids act quite the same.
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    I have two english bulls. Ever since my female was a little puppy, she has been around loud engines, and the noise does not seem to bother her at all. As a matter of fact, she rides shotgun in my boat, you should see those jowels flap. My male bull just does not like the noise at all. I think some dogs are cool with it, and some just are not.
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    MY dogs seemed curious at first but now ignore the noise. Put it on a leash and go for a ride.. No sweat.
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    I have two dogs of the same breed, one will fall a sleep during a ride, the other is ready to jump out of the boat....
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    Ok, mixed answers...thats good.

    I've only had my dog for about a month now...and she's warmed incredibly well in a month. I was worried I was making her brain ring or something. My old dog got pissed and wanted to GTFO if I fired up the weedwacker...this one usually wants to help. I'll get her on the leash and in the boat over fathers day and see what happens. Anyone know the best place to get one of those little doggy life jackets?

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    i would see if you dog would tolerate some sort of ear protection. my last dog didn't like loud noises at all, my new dog doesn't mind it, had her in my cole a dozen times she just want to be in the water or she like the chasing ducks
    Its a FORD thing chevy's arent quick enough to understand

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbhsbz View Post
    Anyone know the best place to get one of those little doggy life jackets?
    dunno if it's the "best place", but petsmart has small, medium and large.

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    Dogs are like people in their likes and dislikes... sometimes there is no rhyme or reason.

    I have 2 labs and a Boston Terrier. Neither lab minds the boat. One of them hates fireworks and gun shots.
    The Boston will turn and run at the sound of a boat turning over, but doesn't mind fireworks or gun shots. Go figure.

    One thing I have learned though... if they don't like it now, chances are they won't ever.

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    I had two Bostons....They didn't seem to mind riding in the boat for last 6yrs...I had to put one down..the other guy is over 14 yrs. It started about 2yrs ago.. is went deaf...He only hears a clap ..If may be age but long term it may effect their hearing.....He's deaf and over half blind...good dog...

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    Was sitting in the boat tonight and the dog wanted in...I figured she might be better if she was sitting in my lap when I fired it. Bad Idea I ran it for about 5 seconds, dog tried to eat the key out of the ignition and has been following me around shaking ever since. Hm...gotta come up with a new plan.

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    Easy. DOn't take the dog in the boat.

    If you do. Keep it on a leash on the sand bar and away from other poeples boats and stuff. I am of course a little sleighted by dog owners who have alowed their dogs to scratch the Gel on my boat on multiple occasions. One kid has as wel who I should have made an orphan. Basically, if you can control the things and kids you bring out and it is fun. Go for it. If it becomes a chore or a PIA. Leave them at home.

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    Default poor pouch

    maybe the dog likes v-drives

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