Staybridge Suites

Cello and Hooch stayed at Staybridge Suites in Harrisburg, PA for their indoor dock diving event, Winter Meltdown.

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This hotel was very conveniently located right outside of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, where Winter Meltdown was being held.
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This hotel offers several favorable amenities, including:

  • free wireless internet
  • fitness center
  • laundry facilities
  • indoor heated pool
  • complementary breakfast buffet
  • 24-hour pantry with snacks, drinks, and other items

 

 

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The room was clean, and the people were friendly.  Our room had a king size bed, sitting area, and a full kitchen. Cello and Hooch made themselves right at home!DSC04842

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It’s hard to believe that it was last year (for this same dock diving event) that Cello stayed in a hotel for the very first time! 

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Next year we will definitely book a room in this hotel for the 2016 Winter Meltdown!

Winter Meltdown, hosted by Keystone DockDogs in Harrisburg, PA

Cello and Hooch’s third dock diving event of the 2015 season was hosted by Keystone DockDogs.

This event, “Winter Meltdown,” was held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA.

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Cello had been going through a little bit of a slump, but during this event, she really seemed to be starting to get back on track! We were very proud of her!

Big Air Results:

22’6″     22′

22’3″     21’10”

23’3″     21’9″     2nd Place Elite Division

21’3″     21’5″

Extreme Vertical Results:

5’2″  3rd Place Cadet Divsion

Speed Retrieve Results:

17.128     10.968

Big Air Finals:

22’2″     17’5″     3rd Place Elite Division

Iron Dog Points: 2511.83     3rd Place Warrior Division

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Hooch

Hooch is still a bit nervous to run and jump off the dock, but he loves to get the crowd going with his “Hoochie Hop” off the end of the dock!

Big Air Results:

8’7″     8’1″     3rd Place Novice Division

7’9″     8’6″     2nd Place Novice Division

7’10”     7’3″  2nd Place Novice Division

8’1″     8’2″

7’8″     7’4″     3rd Place Novice Division

Big Air FInals:

8’4″     8’1″     3rd Place Novice Division

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Hooch had a BLAST!

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!