Hi Bob ,
Yes, I was just training her to ride with me so I can take her down the river with me. This photo is of her in the pond in my back yard. I used the small life vest as a way to let her know that we're ready to go for a ride. At first she wasn't to interested and I had to just get a hold of her and place her in the kayak next to me. Once I was in the middle of the pond, she worked her way up to the front of the kayak. After the second day, I was able to pull the bow up to the dock and she just jumps on the bow and we're off.