Mabry is our second Maltese. First one was several years old when we started boating, he never was comfortable with being on the boat. Mabry started when he was a puppy. He appears to love it, or at least going anywhere we go. He fly's very well when we travel back and forth. Doesn't get in the water at all. Most of the time he gets taken for a "walk" when we are in marinas. He is trained to use the paper disposable pads when walks are not possible. We put the pad down in the bathtub, very neat and tidy. When departing the dock we leave him in the salon, but within 20 minutes he "howls" and wants to come to the bridge where we are.