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If you are a first-time boater or if you just want to learn the latest "rules of the road", this will help make your boating activities safe and enjoyable. A boat is your passage to amazing multi-season activities. Recreational boating is a great day on the water AND it is our shared responsibility to help keep the waters and resources that we use healthy for generations to come.

Boating Safety and Education for All

FREE online activities and lessons to boating safety information for children, youth, adults and schools.

The Basics of Boating with Your Pet:

How do you choose a life jacket for your dog?

Fit: Make sure the life jacket fits securely. It is best to check the fit in the store, before you buy.

Lifting Handles: To make retrieving your pet safer and easier.

Comfort: Check to see where straps and buckles fall to make sure they will not cause your pet any discomfort.

Color: Choose a bright color to make it easier to spot your dog in the water.

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pdfMeasure Pet Body for Life Jacket Sizing Guide



Bobber the Water Safety Dog invites kids to visit his water safety website to paws and play games, color, watch cartoons, and learn about the importance of wearing a life jacket.

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When available, we provide all our content with a Spanish version in our public download section. You can find additional material from sources listed in all our articles.

About - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approximately 37,000 dedicated Civilians and Soldiers delivering engineering services to customers in more than 130 countries worldwide.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers men and women are protecting and restoring the Nation's environment including critical efforts in the Everglades, the Louisiana coast, and along many of our Nation's major waterways. The Corps is also cleaning sites contaminated with hazardous, toxic or radioactive waste and material in an effort to sustain the environment.

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