The dogs did fine the first day tho Hamish got a little nervous when I pulled out the fly swatter and started killing deer flies.
The dern things came into the cockpit, landed on the undersides of the bimini/enclosure top and just hitched a ride. There were so many at one point I got kinda freaked and started swatting. They really didnt try to bite until dusk and one got me on the ankle. I have heard of barn flies, but BOAT flies??? Geeeesh.
Phoenix seems to enjoy the whole process as long as she is with us. Both dogs are doing their thing like pros on The Poop Deck.