– Christopher Stec, ACA Chief Operating Officer and Level 3 Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor Trainer Educator
Drawn from interviews and conversations with dog owners who love to get out on the water with their pets, Paddle Tails explores the incredible bond that happens between dog and paddler. Some people call it healing; some say it’s changed the way they look at the world.
We traveled from New York to Florida to catch up with boxers and pit bulls, Labradors and shepherds, who paddle, canoe, kayak, and fish with their humans. A collection of their stories, Paddle Tails highlights the paddling community and the emotional support to be gained when man and his best friend take to the water.
Maria Christina Schultz, outdoor enthusiast and ACA certified stand up paddleboard instructor, lives in Virginia with her husband and two Australian shepherds, Riley and Kona. Schultz, who works as a graphic designer, also has a degree in education and hands-on experience in animal training. She created this "how to" guide so that others can enjoy similar adventures with their best friends.
Visit the ACA eStore to purchase Paddle Tails by Maria Schultz.
How to SUP With Your PUP is her first book and is also offered in the ACA eStore.