When You Need More Than a PFD: The Scoop on Dog Water Safety

dog water safetyBoating the waterways is a bona fide Michigan tradition that’s a cure-all during the summer. From fishing boats and kayaks to pontoons and motor yachts, you can expect to see the lakes hopping with activity this time of year. You may prefer the smaller lakes, or perhaps you’re ready to tear up Erie, Huron, or Michigan. Whatever the case, if Fido plans on accompanying you on the water, make sure you have the following dog water safety guidelines in place.

A Natural Pastime

Everyone loves to swim in the summer, and dogs are no exception. Whether splashing around or doing the “doggie paddle” in deeper water, it’s critically important to have eyes on your dog the entire time he or she is near water of any depth.