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#11 ex TL systems

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:14 AM

When we lived aboard in Aus our dog was great never weed on board. But one time during really bad weather in Moreton Bay we coudn,t get ashore for 2 days, the dog hung on, finally the wind dropped and we moved to Tangalooma to anchor and go ashore. as I was on the foredeck setting the anchor I felt something warm on my foot, he was quietly weeing on my leg!  When we did get ashore he cocked his leg and rested it on a log and weed constantly for what seemed like 2 minutes.


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#12 clareb

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:08 AM

I tried a patch of artificial grass on the foredeck. Before we went I duct taped it to the lamppost outside our house to get it 'scented'. It didn't work, he just laughed at it and we took this stinky bit of stuff all round the sounds for a fortnight while taking him to shore to wee.
Our dog gets scared when we heel over so we dont take him a lot now, especially because he can stay for free with my parents who have his cousin.
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#13 lateral

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:55 PM

How many of you put the anti-skid doggy booties on them?

Do they try and chew them off?

I am looking after my daughters wheaten terrier and need to make him comfortable.

I've got a feeling  he is too timid  for aboard a small boat. (34')


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#14 Sabre

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:36 PM

Before we went I duct taped it to the lamppost outside our house to get it 'scented'.


Did your neighbors start looking at you sideways after that?

We take our shih tzu on the lake and harbour. She disappears down the end of the quarter berth when we heel to much but other than that she loves it.
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#15 bazzathemammoth

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 05:52 PM

I have a mate whose little dog visited our boat and made a nice toilet out of one of our quarter berths. Apparently the wee thing is now sh*t scared of any loud noises.

Was that the same dog that thought our liferaft painter was a tug toy?


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#16 Addem

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:36 PM

The very same.
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#17 clareb

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:26 PM

Did your neighbors start looking at you sideways after that.

Yes they actually did. They came to ask if it was a xmas decoration we were trying to make.
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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:56 PM

Was that the same dog that thought our liferaft painter was a tug toy?

 

Can't imagine this dog causing that sort of trouble.

It does make me think there is a solution to the canine ablution problem though, just aquire one of Bazza's sleeping bags and put it where you want the dog to go. Solved!

 

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 02:07 AM

Well...its with a little "head lowering.. n slow wag of me tail..."  that i tell you about Cooper.

He has gone now...But he did a circumnavigation around Tassie at 18....

 

All dogs are different......n not all dogs are water dogs......Now me Cooper..he aint exactly what you would call a water dog...in fact ...unless it was warm n still he was not at all impressed with the stuff..

But he loved to be on it....not in it. Several thousand nautical miles of it....He knew what Rough meant"...

As blind as... deaf...he was way more comfortable in the last few moons on the boat than anywhere else. He would still flop up over the coach roof from "the sunny spot" and mostly "by gravity alone" end up at the companionway when it got a little cool...

 

And "RUFF"...that meant.. .......cold and I want a lift down because it steep ...and I hurt my head reaching terminal velocity last time"....So I lift him down....and ...RUF....that means .////turn the heater on...its cold..."what are you an Eskimo ? "...

n....RUUUf......"Im hungry"...n roof......I do like it when you hand feed me a few crunchies.....it is getting hard to find the little buggers"....and RUUff ...Can I have my Blanket now ? I want to dream...chasing seagulls...and lying on warm sand ...and curling up on the end of my mates bed both wet and sandy...because he dosnt mind."

 

And I didnt... and I miss him.

 

 

 

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#20 idlerboat

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 02:19 AM

As to "the facilities"...coops never had a problem. He would "Riif" when he wanted to go up forwards for either a crap or a wee...In really rough weather we would go aft and I would ...harnessed on"...hold him tight. No stress...no embarrassment...he would do what he needed to. Wagging his tail when finished....and we would both stagger back below to towels and a lower center of gravity.

 

...ps...and when he got off the boat he would "forwards backwards"...until he lined up with the cracks in the jetty to piss !!!

and that is the truth with many who have seen it to vouch for it.. I didnt teach him the trick...but..

My tidy boy hated wee on his paws or a puddle on the jetty and would piss straight through the gaps !


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