Tug Boat – The Ultimate Boat Dog

After we lost our beloved “Buddy” last May, we said that we’d NEVER get another dog. It just didn’t make sense because we want to spend more time cruising on our boat and big, hairy dogs are just too much trouble.

About 6 months after Buddy died, Michelle and I realized that we are “Dog People” and we missed not having a pet in our lives. Michelle did the research and we finally decided that a great dog for us, at this point in our lives would be a Miniature Schnauzer . Enter “Tug Boat Haley.”

Tug Boat is 8 months old now and we couldn’t be happier to have him in our lives. I didn’t realize how much we missed not having a dog in our lives until we got Tug, but we were a bit nervous that he wouldn’t take to the boat.

After our recent Gulf Crossing, I’m happy to report that Tug Boat is the Ultimate Boat Dog. He has quickly adapted to life aboard the boat. We’ve trained him to use a Welcome Mat as his bathroom and he seems to be quite comfortable with us aboard Double Wide. Yippee!

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  1. Ginger
      April 10, 2013

    Tug Boat in the helm, SCAREY……

  2. Don Sr
      April 10, 2013

    I am sure you will always love Tug. My daughter has three. One will not be with
    much longer. My decesed wife, and I had a Miniature Schnauzer for 12 years. The
    last 2 years of the Schnauzers life she received injections daily for diabetes. You
    made the best choice.

  3. Don Turner
      April 11, 2013

    Michelle and Clark, thanks for taking the time to post the pictures. I really believe you are sailing now. LOL., They are great, TUG is adorable. Safe Sailing………..

  4. Leigh Ann
      April 16, 2013

    How is Tug doing with the barking? Are you still using the bark collar or did Michelle get tired of getting sprayed in the face with citronella?!

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