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August 9, 2017


 

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Local Dog Takes First Prize

 

Aiden , a one year old Labrador Retriever, competed last weekend in the Seacoast Dock Diving competition in Eliot, Maine. His owner and trainer, Megan Arey says “I did a little training just teaching him to retrieve a bumper on land and water and the rest came natural once he figured out he had to jump off the dock to get the bumper.” In the finals he jumped over 16 feet making him winner of the junior division (20 pups).

 

Dock diving is a fun sport that is gaining in popularity. It is a sport that tests a dog’s physically ability. Dogs compete in jumping for the longest distance or longest height into a body of water. The dock measures 40’ long and the dog can jump from anywhere on that dock. The distance the dog is judged on is from the end of the dock to where that base of the tail breaks the water’s surface. Handlers have 90 Seconds to get their dog into the water. The Hopkinton State Fair this year will have a dock diving competitions.

 

For more information about dock diving visit www.dockdogs.com.  If your dog loves to chase or play with a toy and also loves to jump into the water, give it a try by attending one of the open practices hosted by the Seacoast Dock Dogs Club located in Berwick, ME.  www.seacostdockdogs.com

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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