Fall Paddling With A Best Friend

My first mate on my adventures is my dog Seabass. He's a Shiba Inu. The breed usually doesn't like water - and he's definitely not a big swimmer - but he seems to really enjoy being in the boat with me.

Anthony Sweeney

My top piece of advice for paddling with a dog, even he's a good swimmer, is to make sure he's wearing a lifejacket. Most PFD devices for dogs come with a handle on the back so you can pull them back into the boat if they jump or fall out. I would also suggest a towel, a collapsible bowl, treats, food and water.

Watch my timelapse of a great fall paddling experience below!

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Anthony Sweeney
Anthony and Seabass are from Rochester. Anthony started paddling about two years ago, and for him, the Adirondacks are an easy escape three hours from the city.
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