Some people take kayaking as a sport and train well before going out on the water. Kayaking, for these kind of sporty people, is going down a mountain river while the white mist of water hits your face. This is actually considered as therapeutic by these adventurous people. However, a lot of people prefer to sail on a lake along their dog, as that, sounds a lot more like a therapeutic activity. For some people, kayaking is going out on still mountain lake and viewing the sunset. However, these kinds of nature loving people tend to take their dogs along without any experience and training, putting both, their own and the dog’s life in danger. You can take your dog along but not without training it.
How to Train Your Dog For Kayaking?
Some dogs are born water friendly and will be able to learn to swim in no time. Breeds such as Labrador are generally water friendly and can be easily trained for a water sport such as kayaking. If you want to read more about which breeds of dogs are more water friendly then, go to, https://www.jawswatersports.ie/how-to-go-canoeing-and-kayaking-with-a-dog/. Even if your dog is not water friendly, you can still train it to accompany you on your kayaking activity. Start the training process by making teaching the dog how to swim. This should be done as early as possible during the development stage as that’s when they learn best. On your first kayaking trip, choose shallow waters so that even if an accident occurs in which both you and the dog end up in water, then you are at least able to handle the situation. You should also stay close to the shore as you don’t want your dog to drown, do you?