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This Man Built A Kayak For His Dogs And It'll Give You Serious Squad Goals

Because what's an adventure without your BFFs?

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So when 67-year-old David Bahnson decided to retire, he built a dog-friendly kayak so his two pups could enjoy it with him.

Linda Bahnson

Bahnson—a Vermont native—redesigned two of the baggage compartments on his Pygmy Boat to accommodate his furry children Ginger and Susie, he told the Huffington Post UK.

Bahnson declined to comment about his invention to BuzzFeed Life.

To make his design safe, Bahnson attached borders [or "coamings"] to his dogs' seats to keep them cozy.

David Bahnson

"They are trained to get in the kayak themselves on command. They sit down, and off we go. When we come ashore, they'll stay seated until I tell them it's OK to get out," Bahnson said in an interview with The Dodo.


"Our dogs have always loved to travel with us in cars, in my airplane, in boats," he told the Huffington Post UK.

David Bahnson

"Building a way for them to kayak with us just seemed like a logical choice," he said.