The Most Surprising Ways To Keep Your Dog Cool On The Boat

It’s hot. The temperature and humidity combined make it feel like 107 degrees F. But if we’re hot, how much worse is it for Honey with a double fur coat? Without air conditioning or even ice, I’ve had to adopt some surprising ways to keep my dog cool on the boat. Maybe they’ll keep your dog […]

Do This To Make Your Dog’s First Boat Trip A Good One

This was the moment. We had spent hundreds of dollars and worked for hours on training. All to move toward living on a sailboat with our dog. But would Honey go for it? Would our dog’s first boat trip be a good one?

Nose Work Games: The Best Way To Have Fun With Your Boat Dog

K9 nose work tires Honey out, works her brain, and brings her joy. No wonder nose work games are a great way to have fun with a boat dog.

Want A Happy Boat Dog? Know These Surprising Signs of Stress

How do you know your boat dog is happy? Do they look relaxed and comfortable? Or are they showing signs of stress you may not recognize?

How to Transform Separation Anxiety On A Boat

You may know the signs your dog is anxious when you leave him alone in the house. But what does separation anxiety look like when your house moves? And how do you transform separation anxiety to strengthen your relationship with your boat dog?

When You Need a Sign, It Will Appear. Just Not Before.

In my eighth year of blogging about Honey, I’m beginning to face her mortality. Unfortunately, it’s easy to live in the future instead of the present. I need to remember that the signs to help me navigate her life will appear when I need them. But not before.

Build Your Dog’s Confidence—How To Go From Mutt To Super Hero

Whether you’re headed to the vet or heading out to sea, a confident pup is a happy pup. We’ve done several things to build our dog Honey’s confidence. They aren’t making movies about her yet. But I swear that wearing her life jacket, she bears a striking resemblance to Wonder Woman.

It’s Not The Dog That Needs Training—It’s Me

We’re early in a new year. Time to set training goals for my pup. But what more can I teach my Mary Poppins dog (practically perfect in every way)? Maybe it’s not the dog that needs training. Maybe it’s me.

Homeless? Wordless Wednesday

Do we look like we’re homeless? Or just hanging out?

Honey Learns To Fly (And Other Boat Dog Adventures In 2017)

Every crew member of sailing vessel Meander experienced big changes in 2017. But none more than Honey the boat dog who even learned to fly. Here’s what happened aboard Meander in 2017.