I have a very active two year old Austrailian Shepard named Briar. She is the best dog, full of spunk and energy. I have been wanting her to be able to paddle with me since I picked her up as a baby. However she loves water and I was worried she would never want to stay on the board much less be comfortable with me constantly moving a paddle back and forth over her. She completely proved me wrong. My amazing pup jumped up on the board without hesitation went on a two hour tour and completely amazed me. She loved every minute of it and could even get back on the board herself when she fell in the water. She just proved that if you want to do something you should because I realized I could have been paddling the entire time with my pup on board.