I decided to see if my dogs liked to go kayaking. That is to say, I wanted to see if they would stay in the boat or flip me over with their wiggling and jumping. We normally kayak on rivers but decided a still lake would be the safest way to try out kayaking with the pups.
Both dogs actually did pretty well for the most part. Pallo was just about perfect once in the boat. Koira was a bit squirmy and whined a bit. I think Koira preferred to swim, actually.
Check out how cute Pallo is perched in the kayak in the video below (video taken by my mom via a helmet cam).
After trying out the kayaking for an hour and a half (during which Koira was allowed to get out and swim a few times), we went back to shore, packed up the boats, and played fetch for a little bit.
Koira really loves the water. Like, a lot. She thinks it is the most awesome thing ever.
All of the video and pictures during fetch were taken by Koira herself, with the camera mounted on her life jacket. (Safety note: no matter how good of a swimmer you or your dog is, you should always wear a life jacket when boating.)