Things I learnt when we took our 18-month old Working Cocker Spaniel in a K2 the other day:
- She may be small, but the space between my knees in the K2 cockpit is smaller.
- Dog feet can’t grip kayak hulls.
- Having 10kg of dog moving around a boat makes for unwanted stability practice.
- You can’t perfect your technique when there’s a Spaniel’s head in the way of your paddle.
As much as I wanted to include our dog in our training this year – it’s not a good idea.