Monthly Archives: July 2018
Village Green Family Campground: Brimfield, MA
We camped for the first time at Village Green Family Campground when we competed at Klem’s DockDog Days.
This campground had been hit hard by a tornado in 2011. They are still working to recover from the tragic losses that ensued from that disaster. However, the owners could not have been nicer, and despite what the campground had been through, it looked great and was very enjoyable.
Our campsite was private and had a HUGE living space…perfect for letting the dogs out!
Klem’s DockDog Days; Spencer, MA
This was our first time competing at this event held at Klem’s . We had heard how nice it was – and we sure were not disappointed! The venue was easy to get in and out of, and the spectators and competitors were very friendly!
Limoncello: Team Coach
In between yelling at the boys, Limoncello enjoyed napping in the shade at our team canopy.
23’9″ 1st Place Elite Division
23’9″ 3rd Place Elite Division
23’3″ 2nd Place Elite Division
Big Air Finals: 23’10” 2nd Place
Extreme Vertical All-in-One-Final Format: 6’2″
Extreme Vertical All-in-One Final Format: 5’10”
7.136 seconds 3rd Place Turbo Division
2892.45 points First Place Titan Division
Margarita enjoyed walking the grounds, snacking on yummy treats, and napping along with Cello under our team canopy.
Whiskey was still our foster puppy, “Wish,” at the time. She enjoyed the attention from all the spectators, and concentrated on doing her best with chewing her special Wish-bone.
Overall, this event was a success for our team, and most of all – FUN for all! We hope to be able to attend this competition next year!
Liver Killer Bling:
K9 Fun Zone Wild Card Double Header: Caledonia, Ontario, Canada
We enjoyed our trips to Canada so much in the past, that we decided to go to a different part of Ontario to compete at a venue we had never been to in the past…Caledonia! We had heard great things about this event and were very excited to compete at K9 Fun Zone!
Our camping spot on-site at K-9 Fun Zone…so close to the pool!
Limoncello: Team Coach
Limoncello enjoyed a massage from our fiend, Marti, at Pawz Therapy!
Limoncello was also chosen to be the retrieval dog for the charity ball-drop! This was a special treat for Limoncello – as she has been retired from competing in dock diving due to a heart issue. To make it even more memorable, Limoncello wore the collar of the owners dog at K-9 Fun Zone, who had recently passed away from cancer.
Hooch did not do his best in Big Air at this event, but he made up for that in the Extreme Vertical competition later in the weekend!
Semi-Pro Finals: 19’0″ 5th Place
Extreme Vertical (All in One Finals format)
Hooch tied his personal best of 6’6″ which earned him 2nd Place overall in the Top Gun Division, and a DockDogs World Championship invitation for Extreme Vertical!
Lager had a GREAT competition and earned a World Championship invitation in every discipline in which he competed!
18’3 2nd Place Senior Division
19’3″ 2nd Place Senior Division
18’7″ 1st Place Senior Division
Extreme Vertical – All in One Final Format
6ft 4th Place Top Gun Division
2884.82 2nd Place Turbo Division – which earned Lager a World Championship Speed Retrieve invitation!
Iron Dog – All in One Final Format
2884.82 points 1st Place Overall Titan Division – this earned him a Titan Iron Dog World Championship invitation!
7.184 seconds 2nd Place in Class 2 Finals – which earned him an invitation to the Dueling Dogs World Championship (Separate from the Dock Dogs World Championship)
Margarita: Team Cheerleader
Margarita also enjoyed a massage from our fiend, Marti, at Pawz Therapy! Margarita has gotten a massage each of the three times we have been to Canada so far!
Whiskey (Still Wish, our foster pup)
Whiskey (who was still our foster pup at the time) had a great trip – it was her first time in Canada! We decided to celebrate by getting her a massage as well! Whiskey liked holding a toy and watching the competition during her massage!
We had been to Canada a couple of times, but have never tried poutine (a dish originating from the Canadian province of Quebec, consisting of French fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy) – we finally had some! It was quite different and we liked it!
This venue gave our the most amazing prize bags!
We were quite happy we decided to try out this competition – we’ll be back next year for sure!
July 4th 2018
4th of July 2018 (Whiskey’s First!)