How To Take Your Dog For A Walk – Wordless Wednesday

How to take your dog for a walk in seven easy steps.

Step one…

Honey the golden retriever flies up to the cockpit.

It’s funny. When I go for a walk, first I have to fly.

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Step two – step out.

Honey the golden retriever steps out of the companionway.

I’m stepping out.

Step three – Honey’sΒ magic Solvit Telescoping Ramp

Solvit ramp on the boat deck.

If this were a movie, Honey’s Solvit ramp would glow gold. Yep, it’s that important.

Step four – Honey waits while her servant sets up the ramp.

Honey the golden retriever waits for her ramp.

Hurry up. I gotta pee.

Step five – Climb out of the cockpit.

Honey the golden retriever leave the cockpit.

Well, it’s about time.

Step six – Walk down the ramp.

Honey the golden retriever leaves the boat on her Solvit ramp.

I feel like royalty. But shouldn’t this carpet be red?

Step seven – Voila. Honey is off on her walk.

Honey the golden retriever walks down the dock.

It’s always such a production. We’re just going for a walk.

And that’s how you take your dog for a walk.

Your Turn: How long does it take to get your dog out for a walk?

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  1. You handled all those steps very well. Hope you enjoyed your walk and yes, that plank should definitely have a red carpet!

  2. Luckily, not that many steps.

  3. Open the door, step out. We’re there! Although these days, we’re going snowshoeing, not walking πŸ™‚

    • Ahh, sometimes I really miss those days. πŸ™‚

      I bet your snowy walks aren’t as long either. It’s easier to get tired out when you’re slogging through snow.

  4. An adventure before the full on adventure of stretching your legs and greeting other dogs begins. Have a Happy New Year.

  5. Yep, for us it is “who wants outside?” And we’re there! That is quite a process you and Honey have!

    • I’m so glad Honey doesn’t get all excited when we ask if she wants to go outside. She’d have quite a wait until we were ready for her.

      I don’t even want to think of how she’ll feel when we have to use a block and tackle to get her into a dinghy from an anchorage. πŸ™‚

  6. That is a production. Good thing Mike is strong.

    • Mike is strong? Mike is strong? He’s not the only one walking the puppy. You should see my guns after several months of dog lifting. πŸ™‚

  7. My dogs are small, so I don’t have any problems!

    • Yep, there’s a good reason most boaters have small dogs. We nod knowingly whenever we meet a boater with a lab, golden, or other big dog. πŸ™‚

  8. That is a great work out….lots better than the gym.

  9. Probably just as long as it takes you. Depending on the time of day and the season, it’s harnesses, lights, flea spray and then I have to take a treat pouch, poop bags, camera, cell phone, pepper blaster. Sometimes it takes me between 10 and 15 minutes just to get us all ready. :-#

  10. Step one, collars on! Step two grab leashes, step three corral two wiggle butts, step four trip over dogs finding necessary coats/gloves/doggy boots if needed.
    Step five look for missing treat bag *I swear it was right by the door!. Step six finally out the door! Step seven forget something and go back inside…..

    • Ha ha ha! Sounds like you need a check list for dog walking. πŸ™‚

      And summer isn’t any easier because you probably need to bring water, right?

  11. Haha! You totally need to install some red carpet on the ramp. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and may 2016 bring you many special moments and surprises!

  12. Oh Honey!! That is a production!!

    We have one as well. First the girls get their harnesses on, then the coats. After the coats, Zoe gets a boot on each foot and then I attach the leashes. Then I have to get suited up in my jacket, boots, gloves and hat. Then we go out the door and down the stairs. It can take around 10 or 15 minutes to get out the door, depending on how cooperative Zoe is for her boots.

    Summer time is generally easier because there is less gear. LOL

    • Yep, people who live in temperate climates don’t understand how much is involved in a simple dog walk.

      Of course, in summer you probably need extra time to get water for the girls. πŸ™‚

  13. She’s such a good girl. Mine would be leaping bits of fury if it took so long to get out the door. When they need to head out in the mornings for “duty,” they sometimes can’t be stopped for collars and coats. When they need to go, they need to GO!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

  14. Well, now I feel better about what seems to be a project at times, especially in the winter! Like DZ Dogs, I always seem to forget something. And when you’re only walking one dog, and leaving two behind, there is no going back to get it, without creating even more havoc! πŸ™‚

  15. Looks to me like you ALL are adjusting well.

  16. That’s quite the production you have to go through to go out for your walk!
    I’m lucky my humans just open a door and out we go!
    Happy New Year πŸ™‚

  17. Wow. Quite a process! Honey is well behaved. My Dexter needs a leash every trip out. He gets so distracted by ‘stuff and things’ that he loses all concentration. When the neighbors dog comes out, forget it, we have to make another trip out because he’s too excited to do the business he came out for.