My buddy is going to be bringing his dog out duck hunting with us this year and we usally stand in water. I was wondering what some of you guys have built as far as platforms to keep your dog out of the water?
There are a couple companies that make dog platforms or stands that work well. I've also seen some people use half of a plastic dog crate or a small tv tray type of table depending on the depth of the water.
If you're hunting timber you could even use a tree stand.
I use an Avery Ruff Dog Marsh Stand. It is big enough for my shorthair and sturdy. Usually just flatten some cattails and put the stand on top. It has expandable legs and a non slip surface for the dog. It weighs around 15lbs Only bad thing is I think it cost close to $200.00
I use Sport Stands for my dogs. This dog platform has been around a long time and appears to be the design that Avery copied for theirs. Get ahold of Mark Jansma at **** River Kennels (coonriverkennels.com). He sells them for around $150...
I use a open water sport tube, like you'd pull behind a boat. Just throw a camo burlap over the top and the pooch will sit right in the middle. This works a little better in less than waist high water.
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