Sail Life – Jökull aboard Obelix (dog aboard sailboat)
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Sail Life – Jökull aboard Obelix (dog aboard sailboat)

September 11, 2019

Sit! Good dog! Shake! Shake! The other one! Good dog! That’s a good boy! Here you go. Do you want to go outside and enjoy your treat? ??? There you go.


  • Reply john b November 3, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    that dog is sooo cute !! , unlike that creepy treat that looks like the remains of a childs hand at about 1:52 lol ….

  • Reply Glenda Hernandez December 7, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Schipperkes are great boat dogs. They love water, they can swim like fish. They love going bye-bye & also love riding on thing. 

  • Reply Accidental Sailor Girl December 11, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Your videos make me smile 🙂

  • Reply yardboy January 4, 2015 at 12:54 am

    I noticed you were concerned about non-slip with your beautiful dog and that Sam Bamford posted that nails might be the cause. Another possibility is that the hair between his foot pads may need to be trimmed also. That was the problem with our Australian Shepard, Jackson. He became quite agile once we did that Also, look for another route down below from the cockpit rather than directly. We taught Jack to go from the cockpit entrance down to the quarterberth then down to the sole He doesn't miss a beat now. Great video and I'll be subscribing so I can follow you and Jokull!

  • Reply Randy Warren April 25, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Ever thought about getting a parrot?

  • Reply ExpatMoe May 10, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    4th issue, learning him to do number 1 & 2 on a suitable place in/on the boat if you're offshore?

  • Reply DMojo December 14, 2015 at 1:13 am

    Your fine furry friend will adapt to anyplace that you go.  Your calmness and demeanor will go a long way toward helping him feel comfortable.

  • Reply Han January 27, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Hi, I really enjoy watching your videos. We are also gonna take our dog with us on board our boat. He is a small doggie and for safety reasons I have installed a safetynet all around our boat, just to make sure our furry friend won't fall overboard…this might be something worth considering…Greetings from Holland

  • Reply Patrick Kelley February 11, 2016 at 2:56 am

    I am moving onto a sailboat in a couple months. Your videos are an inspiration to me keep them coming!

  • Reply Empty Nest Sailing March 5, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Very Good…You are dealing with the same issues we have. We have hopes of having our dog aboard as well. Attie is a two year old Golden Retriever. Should be a blast!

  • Reply Ken Cousins March 6, 2016 at 5:36 am

    WTF did you feed him?!!! It looked like a mummified human hand!

  • Reply Neil Newhall May 24, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Jökull, meaning glacier or ice cap. A great name for him, considering his breed!
    I also looked up the name of your boat. Was that the original name, or one that you chose?
    Obelix is a cartoon character and protagonist in the French comic book series Asterix. He works as a menhir sculptor and deliveryman.

  • Reply Lex Jordan May 30, 2017 at 9:32 am

    You can get non slip boat booties for dogs. I'm also doing up a small boat (27ft Saga) I wish I had your patience

  • Reply Rutger De Maeyer June 9, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    what do you do if you dog wants to poop?

  • Reply Orlando Paço July 27, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Good people like dogs! And vice versa!

  • Reply Diane S December 29, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    As I’ve watched Jokull progress from a new boat dog to a seasoned companion aboard, it’s obvious you are also a great dog trainer. Kudos to you, Mads!

  • Reply SV Barry Duckworth February 7, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Yay! Jökull makes his first big appearance on Sail LIfe. He is one of my wife's favorite guests on your videos. He is so very cute.

  • Reply inoodleberry1 March 17, 2018 at 11:05 am

    So cute to see your dog on board! On a different note, your lamp (at the 4.10 mark) is STUNNING!!!! <3

  • Reply George Hart April 2, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    keep his nails trimmed a bit closer than normal

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