Keystone DockDogs at SteelStacks: Bethlehem, PA

SteelStacks is one of our favorite venues for dock diving – and Keystone DockDogs is one of the best hosts!

We were able to camp right in the parking lot at SteelStacks too!

Limoncello:

This was a very “off” event for Cello.  She was definitely not herself, and it showed through in her performance.  We wound up scratching her from some of her jumps until we could get her seen by a vet to be sure she was OK.

Picture Credit: Pics By Kim

Big Air:

20’9″

19’7″

19’1″

 

Extreme Vertical:

4’10”

Speed Retrieve:

9.208 seconds

 

Hooch:

Photo Credit: Becca Conner

Big Air:

23’3″            1st Place Elite

23’6″            1st Place Elite

23’2″            2nd Place Elite

Photo Credit: Pics By Kim

Lager:

Big Air (with Jenny)

19’2″

18’0″

Photo credit: Pics By Kim

Big Air (with Brian)

18’0″           3rd Place Senior

20’0″

Photo credit: Pics By Kim

Extreme Vertical (with Jenny)

5’8″            1st Place Cadet

Pic Credit: Becca Conner

 

Margarita:

Margarita enjoyed her time chewing on treats, playing with toys, getting attention from fellow competitors, and hanging out with an adorable Bernese Mountain Dog puppy!

Liver Killer Bling: Gift bag full of goodies, medals, and ribbons!

If you are in the area and can stop at SteelStacks, it’s worth the trip – the stacks are amazing to see in person, and they host some pretty cool events and great concerts!

Codorus Blast, Hosted by Keystone DockDogs, Hanover, PA


This weekend Cello participated in Codorus Blast dock diving event, in Hanover, Pennsylvania, hosted by Keystone DockDogs.  This event was held in Codorus State Park.

This dock was set up right in the Lake Marburg!  

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This was an especially exciting event for us!  Cello set a new personal best – not once, but THREE times this weekend as she soared 23′ 1″ then 23′ 6″ then 23′ 7″ !!  How awesome is that?! These were all Elite jumps (one division higher than her current Master division title). Elite jumpers jump between 23′ and 24’11”.   She even qualified for the Elite Division Finals, and finished 4th against some HUGE jumping dogs!  We are so proud of her!  Brian and I were recapping our weekend,  and we were just amazed at Cello’s improvement since her first-ever dock diving event just  9 months ago.

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We had a great weekend hanging out in our little “tent city” with great people we have met through dock diving! Lots of members of Chesapeake DockDogs and Keystone Dockdogs were in attendance.

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Uncle Johnny and Aunt Joyce even came to cheer on Cello!

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Cello in Slo-Mo!

Cello’s results from Codorus Blast:

Friday:

20′ 4″          23′ 6″            First Place Division Elite Medal       **Her FIRST Elite Division Medal and new personal best!!! 

 

Saturday:

21′ 3″         23′ 1″            First Place Division Elite Medal 

23′ 6”         22’11”           First Place Division Elite Medal 

23′ 0           23′ 7″           First Place Division Elite Medal         **New personal best!!

 

Sunday:

22′ 8″         22′ 9″            Third Place Masters Division Medal

22′ 0″         22′ 0″             First Place Masters Division Medal

 

Finals: Cello was in her first Elite Division Finals!!

22′ 8″        22′ 3″              Fourth Place Elite Division Ribbon

 

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Cello and her Codorus Blast Bling:

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Although we missed them dearly at this event, our friends Lisa, Ryan, Millie, and Addison had an amazing weekend as well!  They attended an event in Maine, were Millie (Marvelous Millie, as I like to call her!) not only won 1st place in the Elite Division finals with a HUGE jump of 24’7 – but Millie and Ryan also got an invitation for the World Championship in Iowa in November! We are SO happy for them, and so very proud of them both!!

 

What a fun and exciting weekend!!

 

The Pennsylvania Capitol: Harrisburg’s Capitol Complex

We had never been to Harrisburg, so after Cello’s dock diving waves on Saturday, we took her to the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, PA. 

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Brian and Cello took a walk up to the  top of the stairs…

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(Even though they weren’t supposed to …being rebels as usual…!)

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The city was very clean and looked like a great place to visit.  If we had time, I would have liked to have explored the area a bit more.

The Capitol building was beautiful!

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Winter Meltdown, Hosted by Keystone DockDogs in Harrisburg, PA

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This past weekend Cello participated in The National Pet Expo (hosted by Keystone DockDogs) Winter Meltdown event at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA. We were a bit nervous, as Cello has not gotten her full exercise regimen to meet the daily requirements of a German Shorthaired Pointer due to this brutal winter we’ve had in Southern NJ.  We were also a bit anxious because Cello had never competed in an indoor event before.  We planned for a camping trip to Harrisburg – however once again, a major snow storm was predicted to PA and NJ Sunday-into-Monday…so we decided to get a hotel room instead (Cello’s first hotel stay!).

On the first day, just as we expected, Cello did not jump her best, but still managed to win 2 medals with jumps of 20′ 8″ and 20′ 11.”

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On the second day, Cello jumped even worse, and was so tired, she was falling asleep sitting up!  This was WAY more activity and excitement than she has had this entire winter!  She did not earn any medals on the 2nd day, but somehow found her way into the Masters Division Big Air Finals!

She jumped with all her might, and soared her furthest ever!!!!  A leap of 22 feet, 9 inches got her a 2nd place in the finals!  She even beat out other dogs who had been jumping further than her all weekend!  Cello won a bucket full of prizes including dog treats and dog toys, $50 cash prize, and a big 2nd Place ribbon.  It was a great surprise to end this fun-filled weekend!!

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Results:

Saturday:
  • 21’8″      third place masters medal
  • 20’8″
  • 21’11”     second place masters medal
  • 19’6″
Sunday:
  • 18’3″
  • 20’9″         no medals
  • 20’1″
  • 17’9″         no medals
FINALS RESULTS:
  • 21’0″
  • 22’9″ NEW PERSONAL BEST !

                    and 2nd Place in Big Air Masters Finals!

We are so proud of Limoncello!