How to SUP with your dog?
"But remember that the stronger that Stay command is, the more chances you'll stay dry on that first try on the water."
Join a community of dog owners who loves to paddle board with their pups.
What is the best paddleboard for my dog and I?
There's a few things you should look for when choosing the best paddle board for you and your dog: You want a board that's wide, stable and offers plenty of traction space for your pup to grip. For your dog, it doesn't matter if it's inflatable or a hard board, as long as most of it is covered with grip. If you want more details go to What is the best paddleboard for my dog and I? where our community elected the best board to SUP with a pup.
Is it easier to kayak or paddleboard with a dog?
If the question is solely what's easier, the answer is kayak (an open one obviously). In general, the kayak is more stable. You're much closer to your dog to calm her or intervene if she was to go crazy.
Finally, you don't have to constantly move your paddle over your dog from left to right with a kayak which reduces the distractions.
However, if you tweak the question and ask what's the most fun, now that's up to you and your needs.
Are inflatable paddle boards durable for dogs?
Yes, if you've seen an inflatable paddle board (or iSUP) before, you know how thick that plastic/rubber is. There's no way your dog's nails would puncture it. About the nails, as we said before, the more grip there is, the more your pup will love it. Well, there are many after-market products that you can buy, it's a traction pad, very similar to a yoga mat, you see? And you install them like a sticker. I suggest you research "traction pad for [XYZ] paddle board" and you'll find what you're looking for in minutes.
The only exception would be if your dog chewed on it. But hopefully that shouldn't happen... Your dog shouldn't have access to your iSUP once deflated if she's the super-chewer type.
Will my dog pop my inflatable paddle board?
The short answer is: no, your dog won't pop or break your inflatable paddle board (or iSUP) with her nails. The rubber on these boards is very thick and most of the deck is covered with grip mat.
If your dog is a super-chewer, make sure she doesn't have access to your deflated iSUP. She could chew on it if she's bored. An inflatable paddle board wouldn't resist long against the jaws of a ferocious chewer.
We Guarantee it
We believe in building things for the long-term.
If our gear was to let you down, we won't.
Nature has given us a playground to explore,
the least we can do is to help preserve it.