Saturday, August 09, 2014

What's Up Dock?

A few weeks ago, I was introduced to the excitement that is Dock Diving!
Here are a few clips from my first lesson.

Learning to launch upward to grab the bumper which is suspended 4' above the water. In the "Fetch It" competition, the bumper starts out 10 feet from the dock and moves away from the dock in one foot increments.

Participated in my first Dock Diving weekend.  My best jump was 9'8".  Aside from having a great time, I went home with a ton of goodies, 2 lovely rosettes and my first Dock Diving Title: UKC UNJ (Novice Division).

The first rosette is for having the highest cumulative score (Novice).
The second rosette is for my second place finish (Novice) in the finals.


  1. Oooh, jealous!!!! How fun! I wish we had competitions close to us!

    1. Definitely FUN! Amazing how far some dogs can launch themselves - the longest jump of the weekend was 28' !!! As the sport gets more popular, you might find some events near you next spring/summer (check the Ultimate Air Dogs website)

  2. hello bodi its dennis the vizsla dog hay that dock diving is big arownd heer but i am afraid to try it too mutch jumping into water if yoo ask me!!! hay trixie is on that pulsar food theez days she sez it is reely gud i am stil on acana so i do not no if it is troo or not but she vowtches for it ennyway!!! ok bye

    1. You might actually enjoy the jumping, Dennis, but I doubt if you would like the giant speakers blaring loud music and such.

      So, it's the fine Canadian cuisine that is responsible for the beautiful Trixie's lustrous furs and your ruggedly handsome mantle. :)