Originally Posted by RockyMtnRoadRash
Wow, those are some well trained dogs! I've been Labradored out of a canoe on two non-consecutive occasions. If a yellow lab tips my canoe some day, I'll have the complete set.
Though as I'm thinking about it my Golden, Buckwheat, never once knocked a canoe over despite spending a non-trivial percentage of his life in the pond. Love the pics and love the paddling!
Thanks! That was the only whitewater section of the entire 631-mile trip and the first time either dog had been in moving water. I'd removed most of our gear from the canoe to run this section, and the pups didn't quite know where to sit in the boat without being crowded into their spaces in-between gear. Just after the video was made, after taking on water in the second wave from the dogs both moving to the right side, the canoe washed up on a rock and broached, making for several tense moments until we could free it.