Kayaking with your dog
Reserve a session for you & your dog


 


Saturday, August 25th

 10:00 Sorry no kayaks available
 11:00 1 kayak available
 1:00 3 kayaks available
 2:00 3 kayaks available
 3:00 1 kayak available
4:00 1 kayak available


Kayaking with your dog is really a lot of fun.

Weather is an enormous concern.
There is a lot of equipment and boats to haul it takes a lot to get everything ready,
stable weather is important, therefore dates and times are not guaranteed.
 

Additional times may be added depending on demand.
(contact us if you desire a different time)

$35.00 per 50 minute session.
includes kayak,  paddle,  life jacket for person & canine.

We have several kayaks available so you may schedule
a session for yourself and a friend or spouse at the same time.

email us at smartydog1@aol.com
to reserve a kayaking session.
Please include your phone number in case of weather problems
(when your session is reserved we will email you directions)
 

If you don't have any kayaking experience, you may want your first lesson
to be without your dog so you can learn to navigate a kayak.
(this would be helpful especially if you have a large dog)

All dogs must have appropriate control skills
to be considered for a kayaking session.

It doesn't matter if your dog loves water or if they hate the water
Kayaking with your dog can include your dog swimming or just being in a kayak with you.

additional kayaking information

View Some Kayaking with dogs photos



 
I am always looking for new things
 to teach my dog, new adventures to share.

Over the years I have so many great memories of the
 adventures I have enjoyed hiking & camping with my dogs.

I have also enjoyed many wonderful
kayaking adventures with my dogs.



If you are interested in kayaking with your dog.
The Smartydog Center is now offering kayaking sessions.

We will provide the kayak, paddle, human life jacket & a canine life jacket.
( you may also use you own life jackets if you prefer )

 

All dogs must some control skills
to be considered for a kayaking session.

Kayaking sessions are weather dependant.

Kayaking sessions:
Kayaking sessions can be adapted to
your skill level and individual preferences.

If you don't have any kayaking experience, you may want your first session
to be without your dog so you can learn to navigate a kayak.
(this would be helpful especially if you have a large dog)


The first session with your dog will consist of teaching your dog to get
 in and out of the kayak on land and ride in the kayak with you.

If your dog knows how to swim additional kayaking skills
would include teaching your dog to swim along side your kayak and
teach them to get in and out of the kayak out on the water.

If you are interested in
kayaking with your dog email me at smartydog1@aol.com

If you have been kayaking with your dog
send us a picture to add to our k-9 kayakers page.

Kayaking Dogs


 

 

Wilderness Systems Pungo 120

 

Liquid Logic Manta Ray 12'

Kayaking check list

Equipment Supplied
by Smartydog


Kayaks
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120
Wilderness Systems PamlicoTandem
Liquid Logic 12' Saluda
Liquid Logic 12' Manta Ray
(sit-on-top)



Paddle  (w/paddle leash)

Life jacket (person)

Life jacket (k-9)

Floating rope leash
(if needed)


Things for you to bring

Wear comfortable quick drying shorts and a comfortable top.


Water Shoes

disposable
waterproof camera (optional)

sunscreen (optional)

Hat, if kayaking in the
heat of the day (optional)

Bug repellent (optional)


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Smartydog Center for Canine Enrichment
312 East Johnson Avenue Cheshire, CT 06410
( 2 miles from I-691)

203.272.2182

Martha T Bailey CKO CBS
 40+ years experience for you & your dog

smartydog1@aol.com