Delmarva DockDogs Unleashed at Pooch Palooza; Berlin, MD

During the weekend of April 22-23, The Liver Killers attended one of our favorite competitions held annually at Frontier Town Campground.

We absolutely love this campground – and the dogs LOVE the waterfront campsite !

Here are the dock diving results from this event:

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Big Air:  

19’6″

19’9″

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Extreme Vertical:    4’10”

Speed Retrieve:    8.418 seconds

Iron Dog:     2678.44 points (3rd Place Warrior Division)

Hooch

Big Air:

24’4″

Finals:   23’2″ (First Place)

 

Extreme Vertical:   6’0″

Lager

Big Air:

19’0″

19’4″

 

Extreme Vertical:    5’8″  (2nd Place)

Margarita:

Margarita enjoyed competing in a Pie Eating Contest, where she earned herself a 6th Place ribbon!

Rita also enjoyed Lure Coursing… but perhaps enjoyed the horses around the Lure Coursing field more so than the Lure Coursing itself, as she ignored the lure, and bolted off to the fence-line to see the horses!  😦

 

Delmarva DockDogs Unleashed at Pooch Palooza: Frontier Town Campground, Berlin, MD

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This was our second year attending Pooch Palooza at Frontier Town Campground.

We love this event, and the best part is – it is held right at one of our favorite campgrounds!

This was also a special trip because it was Rita’s first camping trip!

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Brian’s dad bought us a PetCube pet camera so we can walk outside of our camper

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View from our camp site:

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This was our first dock diving event of 2016!

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Photo Credit: Precise Video Productions

Limoncello:

Big Air:                       22′ 3″

                                        20’11”

                                        22’9″

Extreme Vertical:  4′ 10″

Speed Retrieve:      8.566 seconds    2nd Place Express Division

Iron Dog:                  2697.17 points     2nd Place Warrior Division

Hooch:

This was the first time Hooch tried Iron Dog!

Big Air:                        23’6″  2nd Place Elite Division

Big Air Pro Finals:  19’11”

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Photo Credit: Precise Video Productions

 

Extreme Vertical:    5’10”                        1st Place Cadet Division

Speed Retrieve:        7.409 seconds

Iron Dog:                     2902.83 points       3rd Place Titan Division

 

Lager:

Big Air:    12’9″ 

                    19’2″   3rd Place Senior Division

                    19’3″ 1st Place Senior     

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Photo Credit: Precise Video Productions

             

Extreme Vertical:  6’0″

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Margarita:

Margarita enjoyed her first camping trip and her first dock diving event!  She got LOTS of attention from everyone!

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Hanging out under the team canopy

Delmarva DockDogs Lets the Dogs Out: Elkton, MD

With the hopes of getting Lager an invitation to the 2015 DockDogs World Championship held in November, we took a short day trip to Elkton, Maryland with Lager only, since Limoncello and Hooch had already earned invitations for multiple disciplines.

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Lager

Big Air (Jenny as the Handler):

18’6″     18’7″     2nd Place Senior

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Extreme Vertical (Brian as the Handler):

6’0″      5th Place Top Gun

Easton Waterfowl Festival, Easton, MD

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For the second year in a row, Cello competed in the Easton Waterfowl Festival Dock Diving Contest, hosted by Delmarva Dock Dogs.

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Unfortunately, I cannot access the event results due to construction on the DockDogs website.  However, I can report, for the second year in a row, Cello won first place in the finals at this event!  THIS time, she won first place in the Elite Division, which is one whole division higher than the first place Masters Division spot she earned last year!

Cello in action:

Cello in Slo-Mo:

Cello also competed in the Extreme Vertical competition at this event, earning 3rd place in the Cadet Division!

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Cello in action doing Extreme Vertical:

One of Cello and Hooch’s pals, Sky, was celebrating her 3rd birthday at this event, and had provided party hats and birthday cake for the pups!

Here are PAWty animals, Cello and Hooch sporting their party hats!

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Birthday Girl, Sky:

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Birthday cake for all!

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It was a chilly weekend, but we had a ton of fun, and were very proud of Cello’s performance!

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This was Cello’s last dock diving event of 2014.

This year Cello earned both a Club and National Masters Title in Big Air, as well as a Club Elite title in Big Air.  She also earned a new personal best jump in Big Air of 23′ 7″  (her first dock diving jump ever in September 2013 was 12’8″)!!  Cello tried Extreme Vertical for the first time, and placed 2nd and 3rd in finals for the Cadet division.  Her personal best EV jump right now is 5’6″.

We are very proud of all her accomplishments this year, and very much look forward to the 2015 Season!

Delmarva DockDogs Unleashed at Pooch Palooza, at Frontier Town Campground, Berlin, MD

This was the first time Cello has competed in this Delmarva DockDogs event, hosted by Delmarva Unleashed, and held at the Frontier Town Campground.

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Unfortunately the DockDogs website is under construction, and I cannot post the exact results for Cello at this time.  However, I can say it was a great weekend for Cello!  She won several medals, made the Big Air Elite Division (23′ to 24’11” range) Finals, finishing in first place, earning herself a cash prize, big ribbon, and gift bag!  Our good friend, John, and his dog , Storm, finished in second place, so it was a very exciting Big Air Elite Finals competition!

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Cello gave it her best at Extreme Vertical again – this time finishing in third place in the Cadet Division, earning herself a cash prize, big ribbon, and gift bag!

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Here is the first video I have of Cello doing Extreme Vertical:

Hooch is still too  young to go off the dock, but we did show him the pool and gave him a chance to fetch his toy!
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GO HOOCH! …Look out, Cello!! DSC07435

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Here’s to a great weekend…Cheers to Tommy D!

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Delmarva DockDogs Jumping Into Jersey at the 2014 Ocean County Gunning and Decoy Festival, Tuckerton, NJ

This is Cello’s second year in a row competing in Delmarva DockDogs “Jumping Into Jersey” event at the Ocean County Gunning and Decoy Festival, held annually at Tuckerton Seaport in Tuckerton, NJ.

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Unfortunately the DockDogs website is under construction, so I cannot post her exact results, but Cello did win several Big Air medals during this event, and even made the Big Air Finals, finishing third in the Elite (23′ to 24′ 1″ rage) Finals Division, earning a cash prize, bit ribbon, and a gift bag!

Big Air Divisions:

Novice:  0’1″ – 9’11”

Junior:  10’0″ – 14’11”

Senior:  15’0″ – 19’11”

Master:  20’0″ – 22’11”

Elite:  23’0″ – 24’11”

Super Elite:  25′ and above

Brian giving Cello a pep talk…looks like she is giving him back some sass!

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Hooch watching his big sis…unnamed

Hooch and Cello hanging out under the Team Cello canopy between jumps…

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Cello also tried Extreme Vertical (high jump) for the first time!  is a high jump contest. Dogs are released by their handlers,  and launch upward to knock down a bumper, which is suspended over the water eight feet out from the end of the dock. The current world record is 8′ 11″ .  Cello did really well for her first time, and placed 5th in the Cadet Division Finals, earning a big pretty ribbon!

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Extreme Vertical Divisions:

Cadet: Up to 5’11”
Top Gun: 6’0″ to 6’11”
High Flyer: 7’0″ and above

Here is Cello in action during one of her Big Air waves:

Cello in Slo-Mo:

As always, the weekend was filled with great people, lots of fun, and many super-cool pups!

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We were very proud of our little Dock Diving Diva!

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Celebrate Fairfax Festival, Hosted by DockDogs WorldWide Fairfax, VA

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Cello’s first National dock diving event was held this past weekend at the Celebrate Fairfax Festival in Fairfax, VA.  Celebrate Fairfax is Northern Virginia’s largest community-wide celebration.  The festival  was held at the 25 acre Fairfax County Government Center.

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It was a great event!  Lots of people we have met over the past year were also in attendance, and we had a blast hanging out together! Also, Cello jumped a NEW Personal Best of 23′ 2″ (YAY!!!) This jump placed her in the Pro Division Finals, jumping against some of the longest jumping dogs in DockDogs!!

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Our Dock Diving Diva in action!

Here are Cello’s results from this event:

Saturday:

21′ 7″         21’7″         First Place Masters Division medal

23′ 2″         21′            Third Place Elite Division medal (***Cello’s new personal best and first Elite Division jump and medal!)

19′ 8″         20′ 10”      Second Place Masters Division medal 

 

Cello with her first ever Elite Division Medal for her 23′ 2″ jump:

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Sunday:

16′ 7″         21′ 11        First Place Masters Division medal

21′ 1”         20′ 9″         First Place Masters Division medal

 

PRO Division Finals:

22′ 6″         22′ 3″        Sixth Place Pro Division Medal

Cello with all her “bling:”

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We are so proud of Cello!

 

Friends Jaycee  and Duke, members of Chesapeake DockDogs, hung out with us throughout the weekend.

 

Cello gives “kisses” her new boyfriend, Phantom, a Dutch Shepherd:

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 Both Jaycee and Duke jumped Phantom this weekend.

Jaycee and Phantom:

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Duke and Phantom:

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We also got to hang out all weekend with Keystone DockDogs friends, Ryan and Lisa, and their dogs (Cello’s girlfriends), Millie and Addison. Addison may just be Cello’s new BFF! 😉

Addison and Cello’s shenanigans in between jumps:

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Girlfriend Millie FLEW off the dock this weekend, and impressed us all:

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Millie earned herself a new Personal Best this weekend of 24′ 8″ (WOW!!!).  She placed 3rd in the Pro finals also!  GO MILLIE!

We also had the pleasure of seeing fellow Delmarva DockDog members Joan and Dee this weekend! Here they are in action:

Joan and Georgi Girl:

Dee and LuLu:

We saw so many other DockDogs members that we got to know at the last event, and other past events – and even met more people at this event.  We have met so many nice people since we have been involved with this sport!  We are really excited to see everyone at future events!