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Old 03-14-2012   #1
 
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So the wife and I do the canoe thing. 1 dog, us and gear for multiday trips has never been an issue.

She just brought home a german shep puppy. First thing I said was "there's only room for one dog in the boat". Second thing I said is there's hardly anyroom for the dog in our backpacking tent. Getting a bigger tent isnt too much of an issue... but...

I feel that 2 dogs, us and gear(cooler, dry goods, tents sleeping bags) is just gonna be waaaaay too much instability in a canoe.

Canoe is roughly 17-18'

Thoughts?

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bunkbeds.
or float one behind you on an astral dog pad

assuming its mild class III, get them their own canoe.
build or buy a smaller canoe and fix it to your canoe with wood outriggers. wide enough to take your strokes. you could even give them a plank to go from boat to boat on and be able to carry more gear.
It would be like a side car.
that would be sick
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Luckily she brought home a shepherd which is an entity above a dog, things will work out and be better than before. They will adapt and make the situation work.
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Buy a raft?
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I'm with MountainMedic...... it's time for a raft. Or option #2 - One human & one dog in the canoe, other human & dog in a duckie.
Have fun with your new pup.
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Luckily she brought home a shepherd which is an entity above a dog, things will work out and be better than before. They will adapt and make the situation work.

Well, you are in trouble. Get another canoe or a raft. You cannot trust a woman that chooses you over a dog. She will change her mind or always be wondering, what if... anyways, here is my newest (if I'm smart enough to get the photos loaded). 3 months old and picked up by Idaho Falls Animal Control, not claimed. Not a shepard, but like you said, those shepards are somewhere between a dog and a cat (I think that's what you were sayin). Good luck and enjoy your new dog, they don't last long enough. Enjoy the new boat when you get it too.
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OMG....that second pic with your new baby chewing on your other dog is the best thing I've seen in a long time. The look on the big dog's face is worth a million dollars.
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OMG....that second pic with your new baby chewing on your other dog is the best thing I've seen in a long time. The look on the big dog's face is worth a million dollars.
I thought the same thing. For a dog who doesn't use english there is a lot of communication on that dog's face. Priceless.

To the OP. Get off your knees. Get a raft, make your life easy er.
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so this brings up a new question in my mind. How do you protect your inflatable from the dog's nails? I have a border collie that I'd love to go with us, but I've been concerned about her puncturing a hole in the main tubes.

I've read about putting carpet down on the floor, but how do others protect the walls?

thanks.
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But unless your dog's nails are made of titanium, they're not gonna puncture your boat. ....unless you got your boat at Wally-world.
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