I know there are plenty of folks who bring their dogs out in the boat, I would love to bring mine but I am scared to death of the probable damage he would cause. My dog is a 93lb Weimaraner, and I can only imagine what those bear claws would do to gelcoat and seats. I am thinkning of getting him some dog boots (which I am certain he will just love!). This dog is smarter than I, and he would learn very fast to not step on the seats and use the step only. In the meantime, dog boots are my only thought. Any other proven strategies? Also, this dog (like many others), when doing anything remotely exciting, has to drop a load, so I am thinking drop cloth and boots. Can you imagine seeing this setup at the ramp?