How to Sail with Dogs - 100 Tips for a Pet-Friendly Voyage

By Michelle Segrest and Maik Ulmschneider

PUBLISHER’S DESCRIPTION: Through our exhaustive research and real-life experiences sailing the world with two beagles, we share 100 tips about how to plan, prepare, and potty train for fun, safe sailing with your four-legged crew members. Learn about traveling with pets by air and by sea, potty training and exercising on board, first aid at sea, establishing routines, and keeping your pet SAFE! We also cover detailed customs requirements for U.S.- and European-based dogs entering into dozens of countries in Europe, Northwest Africa, Atlantic South America, the Caribbean, and North America.

MY THOUGHTS: Ok, we can’t have a book club without recommending our own book! Without giving our own views, we’ll instead share with you some reviews we’ve received!

“After reading this EBook and sailing with a dog ourselves, we wish this would have been available when we started our trip! There has been a lot of lessons we have learnt, items we forgot and procedures that we hadn’t thought of and had to learn along the way, that these guys cover. They take the stress and need to extensively research and learn it all yourselves out of the equation. On top of that, the minefield that is different countries’ laws and custum regulations for bringing pets in, has been researched and covered in great detail in this book. This book is based around US dogs, but the general rules and regulations apply to all imported pets. For new sailors sailing with pets, we would say this book is essential. For people who have been travelling for a while with their pets, this book is a great read, informative and highlights things you probably wont have even thought about! Well worth the money in our opinion.”

— Faye Reynolds, Sailing Chelsea (@sailing_chelsea)

“My husband and I sailed from France to Caribbean and up to Florida with a small Jack Russel terrier for 6 months. I would have loved to read a book like this before our travels to minimize all work around the preparations for our dog. I think this book is a very well summarized book with an attempt to cover all things that needs to take place before and during the sailing. Even if the people, the boat and the pets are different it covers most and gives you a guide to where to look for more info if needed. I love the tips after each chapter. You can easily go back and get some reminders and even have it as a back up checklist to your own check list.”

— Maria Rovik, Sailing Limitless (@roviksadventures)