For only the most experienced Surf Dogs or in parts of the world where you do not have access to a soft top surfboard, you might want to consider a Fiberglass or Epoxy surfboard. Because the tops are slippery most surfers will coat the top with wax. This does not work for surfdogs, Don't do it!!! The wax just gets stuck up in their paws and it's still does not provide enough traction! For Surf Dogs you will need to cover the top (at least the back 1/3 of the deck) with a traction pad. Important Note: Most Surf Dog Competitions prohibit the use of fiberglass and epoxy surfboards, therefore, the SoCal SurfDogs do not recommend the use of Fiberglass or Epoxy surfboards! You might as well be surfing your SurfDog on the same surfboard you'll be competing on!
How to choose a Surfboard for your Surf Dog.
Here's a short video Bruce Hooker made with his Surf Dog Buddy on how to choose a surfboard for your Surf Dog.