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Tasemu

New pup on the boat

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39 minutes ago, Halsey said:

BUT ………………….what's it all about and why??

 

 

Did we get any info about this and what its for - I'm not bothered by it I would just like to understand

I think..

 

The idea is someone asks a question, various peeps answer that question but as is often the case the answers can vary, so people then vote up the best/most accurate answer in a way to weed out the odd Muppet answers.

 

I think the most voted answer then moves up the listing 

 

So it's really for specific "what's the best" type questions rather than hints/tips and general type questions

 

But I could be wrong I'm just a tree monkey

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Awwww my word, what a beaut! Love those eyes, he's got the look that's guaranteed to get him all he wants.

 

Have you got a jacket or harness for him, if he falls in the canal he'll find it difficult to get out, you'll need a 'handle' on him to pull him out!

 

Enjoy!

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He is lovely. If he is scared of the engine noise, (unlikely to happen if you introduce him to the boat and socialise him before he is 16 weeks old), then get him used to the boat without starting the engine.

 

Then start the engine for a short while and turn off before gradually increasing the run time. All whilst moored up.

 

Then try moving the bost.

 

Keep him safely inside when underway, then move him onto the deck but on a leash until (if) he can bevtrusted not to leap off.

 

As Jennifer Mc M (sorry I missed you as you cruised past earlier today) says, get him a harness or life jacket with a handle on, so you can get him out when (not if) he falls in.

 

My mate has a 1 year old Rotty who weighs 50kg already! He fell in and it took both of us to lift him out.

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if you review Dartagnan's dog related posts and replies you will get a lot of good advice

 

Have I missed something what are all these vote up arrows in the top left hand corner all about and the new "answer this question" boxes??? 

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That's a baby Rotten Weiller …. Woo Hoo!!

Good luck pulling him out in 18 months.

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6 hours ago, Tasemu said:

 

 

EDIT: jesus is there a way to edit image size on here?

 

I think that's as small as it gets - but judging by the paws it'll be a lot bigger soon!

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31 minutes ago, Halsey said:

 

 

Have I missed something what are all these vote up arrows in the top left hand corner all about and the new "answer this question" boxes??? 

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Good point, I thought it was my browser doing something weird last night. Mouse over the arrows and it says 'vote this answer up'

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When he gets bigger, which won't be long, make sure he wears a harness with a handle on it so that you can haul him out.

 

Teach him to swim at an early age so that he doesn't panic when he does fall in.

 

He is going to be a large dog to have around onboard so I would personally teach him a spot on deck and a spot inside which are his own and that he sits or lies down in when you are onboard. Will save you fighting for space with him as he gets older, bigger and stronger.

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Cheers for the answers! He's got a harness and i was gonna get a life jacket for him (we have 2 for ourselves). I'll make sure he has an area for himself and teach him to swim. Hopefully he should be fine on the boat as he is already quite comfortable on my motorcycle when its running.

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1 hour ago, Naughty Cal said:

 

 

He is going to be a large dog to have around onboard so I would personally teach him a spot on deck and a spot inside which are his own and that he sits or lies down in when you are onboard. Will save you fighting for space with him as he gets older, bigger and stronger.

 

That's a good point. Our long bodied German Shep has his own 'winding' points onboard our boat. Normally he has three points, but if the bathroom's sliding door is left open, he has four points :) 

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2 hours ago, Jennifer McM said:

Good point, I thought it was my browser doing something weird last night. Mouse over the arrows and it says 'vote this answer up'

BUT ………………….what's it all about and why??

 

 

Did we get any info about this and what its for - I'm not bothered by it I would just like to understand

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1 hour ago, Tasemu said:

Cheers for the answers! He's got a harness and i was gonna get a life jacket for him (we have 2 for ourselves). I'll make sure he has an area for himself and teach him to swim. Hopefully he should be fine on the boat as he is already quite comfortable on my motorcycle when its running.

Lol, yes he will swim naturally, just let him start in a river rather than the cut

6 minutes ago, Halsey said:

BUT ………………….what's it all about and why??

 

 

Did we get any info about this and what its for - I'm not bothered by it I would just like to understand

I think we all just pressed the vote button when it first appeared,  the novelty will wear off............

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1 hour ago, tree monkey said:

I think..

 

The idea is someone asks a question, various peeps answer that question but as is often the case the answers can vary, so people then vote up the best/most accurate answer in a way to weed out the odd Muppet answers.

 

I think the most voted answer then moves up the listing 

 

So it's really for specific "what's the best" type questions rather than hints/tips and general type questions

 

But I could be wrong I'm just a tree monkey

Is this explained anywhere - is it a new feature??

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