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When Dogs Go Stand Up Paddleboarding

05 Jun Posted by in Adventure | 5 comments

Stand Up Paddleboarding with your dog // Ammo the Dachshund

I’m no stranger to the lake, and one of my favorite warm-weather activities is to go Stand Up Paddleboarding (aka SUP) with my mom and dad. So over the weekend we hit up our favorite lake and boat rental – Marsh Creek Lake.

Stand Up Paddleboarding with your dog // Ammo the Dachshund

I enjoy the paddleboard more than any of the other rentals (kayak, motorized rowboat, sailboat) because the paddleboard puts me the closest to the water – and I do in fact enjoy swimming when the water is just the right temperature.

Stand Up Paddleboarding with your dog // Ammo the Dachshund

Most of the time I end up taking a dive into the water when mom and dad drift too far apart. I think I channel my inner herding dog (thanks to my pal Trooper) and I worry a bit when my “pack” gets too far apart. So I’ll dive into the water and swim to dad to make sure he’s still ok.

Stand Up Paddleboarding with your dog // Ammo the Dachshund

When we finally get further out on the lake it’s enjoyable just to lay around on the paddleboards and soak in the sun. After all summer is almost here – and I gotta work on my tan!

Stand Up Paddleboarding with your dog // Ammo the Dachshund

Stand Up Paddleboarding with your dog // Ammo the Dachshund

As much as attention as I tend to draw on the lake – you would think that it’s pretty rare to see dogs out on the water.

Stand Up Paddleboarding with your dog // Ammo the Dachshund

But in actuality I tend to see quite a few dogs when I head out, like this pup Kahula, who’s owner has an awesome go-pro setup on their board and posts amazing instagram photos of their paddleboarding adventures.

So if you’re looking for a fun summertime activity to enjoy with your dog I highly recommend paddleboarding. You can check with your local boat rental to see if they allow dogs on their rentals (as I’ve found most do) and even if the paddle board isn’t for you there are lots of other rentable water vessels! Just make sure your pup wear’s it’s life vest! Mine is from my friends at KurgoAmmo the Dachshund

 

  1. Jana06-05-14

    You have some of the best field trips and vacations. Play it safe on the water, I did see your a smart boy and wore your life vest. Keep a steady watch out.

  2. Christa Harrell06-05-14

    Ammo, you really had a good time on the lake, the weather was perfect, the clouds are so beautiful. So glad you are sharing with your fans!!!! And glad that you are wearing you life vest. A long time ago we had a dog that loved water and I fixed him a life vest from a regular vest, I had never heard of one for dogs at that time, wish now I had patent
    ed my idea~~~~

  3. JB06-05-14

    Ammo – looks like you had a great time. As always, thanks for sharing your adventures. Love the photos!

  4. june s06-11-14

    how do u make the dog to on the SUP?
    My gf took our dog for a paddle ride and poor thing was woofing non stop and jumping of board and swimming to shore. Here’s the pics of this epic failure lol http://sneakerstostilettos.com/2014/06/morning-walk-evening-paddle/

    • Ammo06-12-14

      It may depend on the dog – as I just sort of picked it up. I do know that when my family goes out on separate paddleboards I tend to whine a little the further they drift apart. I like to keep everyone close together. Perhaps your dog was swimming to shore because you both weren’t out there?

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