We do not recommend bringing a dog on the river. Depending on the size of the dog and their ability to sit still, they frequently increase the risk of capsizing because they throw off the center of gravity in the boat. This is not recommended for inexperienced paddlers, or animals that are not used to sitting still in a canoe. With that said, we do occasionally allow dogs in canoes provided that the owner has complete control of the animal in all equipment and vehicles! (Absolutely NO dogs allowed in rafts, tubes, cats, or other inflatables).