This past weekend, Cello competed in the DockDogs North Eastern Regionals, hosted by DockDogs WorldWide. This National DockDogs event was held in Somerville, MA, at the new Assembly Row, a new waterfront shopping area. Check it out HERE! The dock was set up with a pretty back-drop of the Mystic River.
We entered Cello in this competition because if a dog places 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their division (Cello currently holds both Club and National level titles in the Masters Division), they will earn an invitation to the DockDogs World Championships in Dubuque, Iowa in November.
We had a great time hanging out with some great people and friends we have met throughout Cello’s dock diving adventures, and were lucky enough to get a spot to set up right next to them! This was Hooch’s first dock diving event!
Although this was an exciting event, Cello did not perform well. She did not seem very excited to get on the dock, as she normally does, and she didn’t have her usual” lightning speed take-off” either. She did not place in either of her two jumps, nor did she make the finals. However, we are still very proud of her, and were excited to be a part of a National Regional event!
Cello did have a few great mid-air catches during this event:
Here are Cello’s results from The North Eastern Regionals:
19’4″ 18’4″ Did not place
20’2″ 20’3″ Did not place
Brian tried his best to adjust his throws, and get Cello to leave the dock where she was supposed to. Even though there was improvement in her distance, it was not enough to place in the final round.
Please don’t be disappointed, Daddy:
Dock diving friends we spent the weekend with all made it to finals – and all placed in the final round, earning their invite to the World Championship! Great job, guys!
Cello is registered in 4 more events this season, and still has a chance to be invited to finals if her overall average “makes the grade” toward the end of the season… (Fingers crossed!!)