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Old 05-12-2019, 07:05 AM
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We donít know why the dog is exhibiting such reaction. Very well could be a learned response to sound from its past. I highly doubt there is actual physical pain from the sound. Should be able to reteach the dog.

Start with the dog at a distance from the boat. Start boat. Dog gets treat and praise. Slowly move dog closer and closer over many days. When you finally take dog for a ride, it has to be fun, but also, keep motor running so you donít freak dog out when you are 5 miles from home and start the boat with the dog in it.

Does the dog even enjoy boat rides?
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