Overwhelmed? Start here to know where you to find everything you need to know about living and cruising on a boat with your dog.
You dream of breezy days on the water and exploring stunning anchorages. And you want to enjoy it with your best friend.
Do you want your dog to love your adventures as much as you do? And to be sure they stay happy and safe?
Do you want to watch your timid pup grow in confidence, or to see your bold mutt learn to control himself?
Do you just want some DIY hacks and tools to help get your dog on and off your boat, or to help with other liveaboard problems?
Something Wagging This Way Comes is here for you–with support for your dream, practical advice, and product suggestions to help you and your dog enjoy an amazing cruising life.
You and your dog can both love the boat. So go ahead. Pursue your dream. Start here. Start now.
And make sure to take Something Wagging This Way Comes with you.
But first, get to know the Something Wagging crew.
Get To Know Us
Our timid pup has become a boat dog. The kind who rides in the dinghy with her paws up on the bench and her ears blowing in the wind.
But she wasn’t always like that.
Seven years ago, I was setting a newly purchased telescoping ramp down flat on the porch of our home in Central New York, and sprinkling stinky liver treats all over its surface.
“Find it, Honey.”
My golden pup, the dog who never met a liver treat she didn’t like, stretched her body as far as she could to snarf up a few treats. But when she realized she couldn’t get the rest without stepping on the ramp she walked away.
If Honey wouldn’t even walk on a flat ramp to get liver treats, what hope did we have that our timid girl would ever feel comfortable living on a sailboat?
That was then. Now, we’ve spent the last five years cruising in the eastern United States. We’ve all grown in confidence.
But no one more than Honey.
In ten years of writing about dogs, fostering pups, and training Honey to live aboard, I’ve learned a few tricks on how to make a happy boat dog.
Learn more about us and the boat. Or keep reading to see how Something Wagging can help you help your dog love the boat as much as you do.
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- tips to make boat life fun and enriching for your dog
- links to our latest posts
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Join Something Wagging on Facebook. It’s an easy way to see our latest posts, learn about others cruising with dogs, and gather with about 2000 other dog lovers.
I love Pinterest for planning and inspiration. I’m always on the lookout for cool gear for adventure dogs, especially stuff most useful for boat dogs. I dig out the best information for dogs on boats.
And isn’t the best thing about cruising with our dogs visiting cool new places? I keep an eye out for cool places in our cruising grounds along the Intracoastal Waterway as well as other dog-friendly destinations to put on my travel bucket list.
If you need a dose of cute (and the occasional boat project) find us on Instagram.
I’m so thankful to have a record of Honey’s early days. She’s come so far it would be hard to believe it without video evidence. Follow us on YouTube to see some of the ways we prepared Honey for life on board..
The best part of living online is the community. I love hearing from readers. So feel free to get in touch. Anytime. I’ll do my best to get back to you – just be patient since I’m cruising and working.
Oh, and of course, spending time with my dog.
Help For You And Your Dog
What questions to you have about living on a boat with your dog?
- worry about getting your dog to potty on the boat
- wonder how to get your dog on and off the boat
- want to know how to make your dog’s first boat trip great
Or are you just wonder what is everything you need to think about before moving onto a boat and cruising with your dog?
Don’t worry. We got you covered with the Ultimate Guide to Living on a Boat With Your Dog.
Or use the search bar at the top of the home page to search for whatever else you need to know.
Don’t see it? Email me. I’m always happy for suggestions for new articles.
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Finally, we’re really happy you found us. We hope you stick around.