So you want to be the holiday hero? Well there's only one way. Get your kids a dog!

Here are 5 canine companions that can't wait to join you on the water:

1. The German Shepherd
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Go ahead, grab another beer and spot the kids. He's got this turn on the helm.

2. The Golden Retriever
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Whether she's carefully cradling an egg or the helm, this dog has the perfect touch.

3. The Great Dane
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Why not?

4. The Portuguese Water Dog
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No shedding.

5. The Newfoundland
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It sheds. It'll save your life. And best of all, your daughter will forget about that horse.

And if you want your kids to actually walk your new dog, try resetting the WiFi password each morning and handing it out only after (insert your future dog's name) has been fed, watered and relieved.

Have fun!