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Caissie Canine Instruction: Boating/Cottage Safety Tips for your K9

We begin this week’s “RUFF TAILS” featuring 2 beautiful F2B Mini Goldendoodles named Chloe and Hope.

Chloe came first on January 12, 2022. She is 1 year and 5 months old. Then along came her younger sister Hope on Sept. 17/22. Almost 9 months old. They share the same father, a red poodle. Chloe is lovable and understands what you tell her.

Hope she’s in her own world but learning slowly from her older sister. Since joining Caissie Canine Hope has learned not to do “Oh’s Oh’s” in the house as much, very seldom now. Thank you for helping me move along to get the best K9’s on the block.

Welcome to Doggie Dialogue

With the warmer weather here, and cottages gradually opening it is important to be mindful of cottage and boating safety for your K9’s.

Remember a cottage setting is different than your K9’s routine when at home.

When travelling up to the cottage, we recommend having your K9 securely fasten in your vehicle, either in a pet carrier/crate or pet seatbelt.

When travelling please ensure the air-conditioning is on in your car, and NEVER leave your dog alone inside the vehicle. (It only takes minutes for your dog to develop heatstroke.)

When at the cottage, we recommend always keeping your dog on the cottage property. This will assist in helping your dog, not to get lost and will help minimize them from running into wildlife.

If this trip will be a new environment for your K9 please have your dog microchipped with the information of the location and phone number of the cottage in which you are staying.

Remember preventive measures should be taken to protect your K9 against disease and parasites, therefore medications and vaccines should be up to date.

For water/boat safety we recommend investing in a pet life jacket.

Life jackets will keep your K9 afloat but can also protect them from hypothermia if they decide to “jump ship”. It will also be easier for you to pull them back into the boat, using the handle on the top of the life jacket.

If you are out on the boat for an extended amount of time, please provide shade for your k9 and plenty of fresh water.

When going swimming in the lake please remove your K9’s slip collar beforehand therefore they won’t get it snagged on any hidden underwater plants, branches, or debris

Always supervise your K9 when they are swimming. When the lake is cold, your K9 will tire quickly, therefore call them in before he/she gets too tired.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer.

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