Maria and her pup, Riley - 2013
Virginia - Stand up paddling (SUP) is quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing water sports in the world. Everyone from serious athletes to children is learning to SUP–even the family dog! Until recently, few resources have been available for dog loving paddlers who want to teach their best friends to ride on a paddleboard. How to SUP With Your PUP is the first book dedicated to teaching dogs to SUP.
Some dogs are naturals, while others may need a little more training. Any dog can learn how to ride on a paddleboard, if it’s done with a little training, planning and patience. How to SUP With Your PUP guides you through simple training and is designed to make the learning process smooth and safe for human and pup.This short and concise guide includes everything you and your dog need to SUP–from types of gear to a full training plan.
Author, Maria Christina Schultz, is an outdoor enthusiast and ACA certified stand up paddleboard instructor. She lives in Virginia with her husband and two Australian shepherds, Riley and Kona. Schultz, who works as a graphic designer at the University of Mary Washington, also has a degree in education and hands-on experience in animal training. She created this “how to” guide so that others can enjoy similar adventures with their best friends. How to SUP With Your PUP is her first book.