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Old 12-03-2015, 03:20 AM   #1
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Question Kayaking with Large Dog.

I recently got a puppy and want to take him out kayaking with me when it starts to warm up next year. I would keep him in the cockpit with me or have him sit on the deck but he is an English lab and he will get to be between 70 and 100 lbs. when fully grown. Does anyone know of any durable raft or small kayak that I would be able to tow behind my own kayak? One that I would be able to attach a floating ladder to help my dog get back into the raft/kayak and that doesn't easily tip. I'm not looking for anything fancy just something durable enough to resist dog claws and something that a dog will easily be able to enter and exit without my help. If it helps my kayak is a Future Beach Trophy 126 Kayak. Thanks for your help!
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:00 AM   #2
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I've seen pretty large dogs on paddle boards, granted, usually with their owners. That might be an option. He might even be able to get back on without a ladder.
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:43 AM   #3
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I think they used to call them "kneeboards" (like a short paddleboard for recreation towed behind a boat). Might be big enough to float the dog.

Or switch to a canoe - much more room that way.
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Old 12-03-2015, 03:12 PM   #4
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Hornbeck's will set you up!

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Old 12-03-2015, 08:50 PM   #5
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You could always trade in the kayak for a two "person" version. Or just hire this guy:
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Old 12-05-2015, 12:33 AM   #6
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Our dog, with a life-jacket on, tows us in our canoe. Saw a guy with a black lab who would climb on the back of his wwkayak after going thru Rapids. Class I and II. Sometimes the dog would trot along the river bank.
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Old 12-28-2015, 04:41 PM   #7
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Or go portable

Our little Teacup Poodle (Stella) loves to go kayaking with us.
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Old 12-29-2015, 11:45 AM   #8
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Hornbeck's will set you up!

Outstanding! But, that's the first dry Newfie I've seen near water. My mom's was known for swimming off on a little adventure and once got two miles down river...
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