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Old 05-12-2019, 07:17 AM
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Well this is quite the marine/boating thread!!
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Old 05-12-2019, 10:32 AM
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Well this is quite the marine/boating thread!!
It has to do with dogs on boats and that is one of the many things the Boating forum is for.
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It has to do with dogs on boats and that is one of the many things the Boating forum is for.

For sure! I just figured the Mods would move it to "Dockside Chat"
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:51 PM
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My dog LOVES the boat. Haven't taken him off shore but he's eager for a ride and damned eager for sushi when we get back.

It's just a couple seconds or this goes on the whole trip? The latter goes shark fishing.
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:09 PM
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Have a 17’ Mirrocraft fish and ski. Turn the key and the system check beeping is as loud as a fire alarm. Dog hates boat, dog hates fire alarms.

I didn’t even see the dog hates boat part. Leave him at home if he hates it. Stress is not good for dogs , or people. He’d probably be happier at home unless a fire alarm malfunctioned.
My Rachel loved the boat and everything about it. She would anxiously wait to see what I was reeling in and if a small shark , she’d bite it a bit in my hand guarding the mouth. My Penny would hide under the furniture when she even saw me hooking the boat to my truck, hated the boat . She didn’t go anymore after a couple times. Not a fan.
Bella , in my signature picture , loves the boat and goes. All have been Dachshunds.

Point being , if the dog is stressing and heavily panting the whole trip , leave him at home and keep fresh batteries in the smoke alarms always so they don’t beep.
If it’s only the beep sound in the boat that gets him anxious , then cut open the tach or source of beep and disable it. Leaving lights working.

Picture of dog with name, and pictures of helm needed.
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Maybe disconnecting the alarm and connect a bright warning light that would go off instead?
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:45 PM
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What kind of dog are we talking about?

Some dogs have more anxiety than others. The issue with the loud noise is likely caused by a previous negative encounter associated with the noise. Give a treat or some other positive reinforcement when the noise happens. It will take time but the behavior should improve.

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Old 05-14-2019, 03:50 AM
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Never disconnect a alarm on a boat it’s set to be loud enough so you can hear it at high rpms. Even if it has a light the glare from the sun can make you not see it.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:51 AM
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if you cant resolve issue call animal behaviorist
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:56 AM
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I wrapped the alarm under the helm with elec tape. Now its there, but not so loud. The factory one was like, OMG you're starting the boat, get ready!
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