K9 Fun Zone 3rd Annual Wild Card Double Header; Caledonia, Ontario, Canada

We’ve had a rough start to the season between Porter’s seizures and Margarita’s Lymphoma and complications that followed.¬† We weren’t even sure we were able to attend this event until the morning we were supposed to be leaving for our road trip.¬† In fact, it wasn’t until about noon on July 3rd that I finished up with Margarita’s last oncology appointment and got the “ok” from her oncologist, Dr. Risbon, to travel to Canada with her.¬† We didn’t preregister for the competition, knowing we may not even be able to attend.¬† A lot of the jumps were marked as “full” but we know that each venue usually holds about 5 slots for people to sign up on the spot.¬† With all of this in mind, we set still out on our way to Canada late in the afternoon of July 3rd.¬† Boy, are we glad we did!

 

Limoncello

Limoncello enjoyed being a part of The B.A.A.A.R.K Foundation charity ball drop and having a girls GLAMping weekend with Margarita lounging in the air-conditioned camper.

Hooch

Hooch had the second longest jump of the competition! This was also his first time competing in a national event as an Iron Dog. His performance should earn him an automatic World Championship invite in Elite Division Big Air, Nitro Division Speed Retrieve, and Gladiator Division Iron Dog!!

Big Air:

23’7″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 1st Place Elite Division

23’9″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 1st Place Elite Division

Big Air PRO Finals:                     

22’0″

Pic Credit: Nancy Miller

Extreme Vertical:

6’2″

Speed Retrieve:

6.564 seconds         1st Place Nitro Division

Iron Dog:

2973.62 points       1st Place Gladiator Division

Lager

Lager had an absolute blast this weekend getting to play his favorite game of Dueling Dogs, and participating in The B.A.A.A.R.K Foundation charity ball drop! His performance this weekend should land him an automatic World Championship invite in Turbo Division Speed Retrieve and Titan Division Iron Dog.

Big Air:

19’11”

20’5″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 3rd Place Masters Division

19’2″

20’4″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 1st Place Masters Division

Extreme Vertical:

5’10”

Speed Retrieve:

7.304 seconds                1st Place Turbo Division

Iron Dog:

2876.3 points                   3rd Place Titan Division

Dueling Dogs:

Lager made it to the first round of finals, but unfortunately was bumped out in the last round.  He LOVES this game!

Margarita

What a weekend this little Diva had…Margarita enjoyed Donuts, a banana split, a convertible ride, a Canada Goose stuffed toy, and other gifts from our Canadian DockDogs family!

Whiskey

Wish-The-Fish came out in FULL force and she increased her jumping distance with each leap into the pool, earning a 2nd or 3rd Place medal for every jump and a new PB of 8‚Äô3‚ÄĚ! We are hopeful her average Big Air score will earn her a World Champion invitation in the Novice Division, but we will have to wait and see if the Invite Fairy pays her a visit!

Big Air:

3’5″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†2nd Place Novice Division

7’5″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†3rd Place Novice Division

8’3″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†2nd Place Novice Division

7’0″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†2nd Place Novice Division

Porter

Po-Po had a great time walking the facility grounds and also enjoyed an amazing massage from Marti at Pawz Therapy !

Liver Killer Bling:

5 Years Old

Hooch’s 5th Birthday

May 24, 2019

Birthday breakfast:

Spinach and goat cheese frittata , breakfast sausage, and cantaloupe

Birthday dinner:

Lamb slider with cucumber sauce, sweet potato fries (that I forgot to include in the pic!!), and apricot

Birthday dessert:

“Chocolate” chip peanut butter PUPcakes

Birthday fun:

Ice cream cone

Learning a new game for dock diving season (Speed Retrieve) with our new home made Speed Retrieve land training rig

Awareness is Power

3rd Treatment Recap and Oncology Visit # 4 

Week Three’s treatment went just as Rita’s oncologist, Dr. Risbon, said it might – rough.¬† Not at first though.¬† The first couple of days Margarita ate well and was in good spirits.

At our last visit (Wednesday, April 3), Dr. Risbon warned that Margarita may have the worst week ahead of her in regard to her treatments so far.¬† She noted that the side effects of nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and/or diarrhea could begin in about three to five days after her treatment.¬† Right on cue, three days later – on Friday, Margarita was visibly not feeling well, and not interested in food.¬† We tried all of our normal “tricks”… canned dog food, cream cheese, Spam, rotisserie chicken, cheese, eggs, bread, bacon, sausage… but she wasn’t interested.

By Saturday morning, Margarita was moving very slowly. She had some diarrhea and had mucus in her stool.¬† We called our veterinarian, Dr. Campbell, on Saturday morning to give her an update.¬† She let us know that she could call in an appetite stimulant if she continued not to eat.¬† She also told us to try parmesan cheese sprinkled on the food. Dr. Campbell’s concern was making sure Margarita got back on schedule with eating her prescription diet so that her little system could absorb proteins correctly and assist in the healing process.

Luckily, by Saturday night Rita began to eat a little bit of rotisserie chicken – but nothing else.¬† With a little coaxing (and some parmesan cheese), Rita did eat some of her prescription food.¬† Dr. Campbell called us on Sunday afternoon (I’m telling you – “they don’t make ’em” like her anymore!!) to check on Rita, who had been enjoying some Sunday Morning porch-sittin’, and some afternoon sunbathing.

Monday was a decent day where Margarita ate some food, but still appeared to not be feeling well.

 

Oncology Visit #4

This week’s visit consisted of meeting with the Oncology nurse, and getting blood work drawn.

Margarita’s CBC revealed a significant neutropenia (the presence of abnormally few white blood cells in the blood, leading to increased susceptibility to infection). In order to prevent infection, Rita was started on an antibiotic:

  • SMZ-TMP:¬† 480mg tablets.
    • 1.5 tablets to be given once a day until finished

Another CBC will be repeated prior to any further chemotherapy treatments.¬† Margarita is scheduled for a CBC and Ultrasound next week, followed by an appointment with our Oncologist, Dr. Risbon, for continued chemotherapy as long as next week’s test results are acceptable.

This week’s yummy treat was a vanilla soft-serve ice cream cone!

After Margarita enjoyed a few licks, I removed the ice cream and let her enjoy the cone.

Awareness is Power

The greater your awareness, the greater your power.

Awareness is also the greatest agent for change.¬† One in every three dogs will get cancer… One… In…three!¬† Now THAT’s something that needs to change. The more PAWrents know about the facts and preventative measures,¬† the better we will be able to protect our fur-kids and decrease their odds of getting cancer.

Did you know that Lymphoma is the most common blood cancer seen in dogs?

Be your dog’s eyes: Do a cancer check on your dog at least once a month.¬† Lumps and bumps can often be easily seen.¬† But sometimes – like in Margarita’s case – being on the lookout for unusual behaviors and reporting them to your veterinarian is just as important for an early diagnosis and better outcome for your fur-child.

Below are some tips on how to do a canine cancer check on your dog.

 

 

Be your dog’s ears and voice: ¬†Speak up and share anything you can about a cancer that has directly affected your fur-kid.¬† Get people talking – LISTEN AND LEARN! The more stories that are shared, the more educated we become about cancer.¬† This will result in more awareness raised, more research, and a greater opportunity for us all to take a bite out of canine cancer.

 

Thank you for joining Margarita in her journey to take a bite out Lymphoma.

 

Whiskey’s First Hike: Estell Manor Park; Mays Landing, NJ

For Whiskey’s first birthday, we kicked-off the weekend by taking her on a solo adventure. Whiskey is not able to do difficult hikes or long walks due to her shoulder issue, so we took her on a mini-hike at Estell Manor Park¬†in South Jersey.

This area was owned by the Estell family and was the site of a glassworks company in the 1800’s.

This land then became the home of a munitions plant during World War I. Click HERE to read more.

Whiskey explored the ruins of Bethlehem Loading Company from 1918 – a WWl Munitions complex.

The park had a nice boardwalk throughout the forrest.

This park really had some beautiful pathways!

Whiskey inspected the river rocks in South River.

What a gorgeous park with wonderful views of South River!

Jumping into Jersey at the Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show: Tuckerton, NJ

This annual competition will always hold a special place in our hearts. Back in 2013, this was Limoncello’s very first DockDogs event!

I packed some fun gear to wear while jumping Whiskey and Hooch!

Limoncello:  Team Captain

Every captain deserves their own chair, right?! Limoncello kept the crew in-line back at our Team Canopy.

Hooch

Big Air:

  • 22′ 5″
  • 22′ 2″
  • 22′ 6″
  • 22′ 9″
  • Big Air Finals:¬† 22′ 0″¬† 1st Place Elite Division Finals

Extreme Vertical (All-in-One Finals Format):

  • 6′ 2″

 

Lager

Big Air:

  • 19′ 9″¬† 1st Place Senior Division
  • 19′ 0″¬† First Place Senior Division
  • 18′ 7″¬†¬†First Place Senior Division
  • 18′ 7″¬†¬†2nd Place Senior Division
  • Big Air Finals: 18′ 8″¬† 2nd Place Senior Division

Extreme Vertical (All-in-One Finals Format):

  • 5’10” 1st Place Cadet Division¬†

Speed Retrieve (All-in-One Finals Format):

  • 7.310 seconds 3rd Place Turbo Division

Iron Dog (All-in-One Finals Format):

  • 2867.36 points 3rd Place Titan Division Iron Dog

 

Margarita:  Team Cheerleader

Margarita cheered her siblings on, but in-between competition waves, she posed for pictures around the Tuckerton Seaport!

Whiskey

Whiskey decided yet again, just like at the Hebron Harvest Fair, she was done with jumping! She was still a crowd favorite with her antics up on the dock!

 

We had a wonderful time, as usual, at this event!

 

Liver Killer Bling

Hopkinton State Fair: Contoocook, NH

We were thrilled that we were able to make it to one of our favorite annual events again this year – The Hopkinton State Fair !

The only bummer was that this year they had a target shooting show close to the competition pool, which freaked-out a lot of the dogs (one even broke out of his kennel Рthank goodness he was safely caught).  Our dogs were NOT fans of this noise, and we had to scratch them from several of the competition jumps.

Limoncello:  Team Coach

Our team coach gave the competitors some good “Pointers” during our trip up to New Hampshire.

 

Hooch

Big Air

20’7″

22’0″

23’7″¬†¬†2nd Place Elite Division

22’5″

Extreme Vertical All-in-One Finals Format

6’0″

Lager

 

Big Air

19’8″

18’9″

19’9″

Extreme Vertical All-in-One Finals Format

5’10”

Margarita:  Team Cheerleader

Margarita’s main-man, Mr. Spock the English Pointer, brought her roses!

Whiskey

Big Air

3’5″¬† 1st Place Novice Division (Whiskey’s first 1st Place medal!)

4’6″¬† 2nd Place Novice Division

This may be my most favorite video ever…even though I am the one being made out to be a fool! Haha!¬† Whiskey was a crowd favorite as she ran through my legs (in the opposite direction of the pool!) I chased her on the dock and the crowd was going wild!

So proud of this little girl!

A family we met two years ago at this event made a special trip back just to see us, and give us a special gift in celebration of our new family member…some Tennessee Whiskey to celebrate OUR Tennessee Whiskey!

We had a great time seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and hanging out with our pups…AND we accomplished what we came here for:¬† Whiskey had to jump at least once at another National level event in order to be able to accept the DockDogs World Championship invite she earned in Canada – mission accomplished…Whiskey’s going to Worlds!

Bedford Creek Marina and Campground: Sackets Harbor, NY

On our way to the K9 Central Wild Card Double Header, we stayed overnight for the first time at Bedford Creek Marina and Campground .

We had a nice end spot with room to walk the dogs.

When Rita and I went for our first walk, look at what we saw at someone’s campsite!¬† I was hoping we’d get to see the GSP, but we didn’t.¬† Maybe next time!

This campground offers a beach, boat rentals, marina, pizza & ice cream shop, and mini golf!

Margarita and I walked down to see the beach in the morning.

What a view!

Rita enjoyed stalking all the birds!

Taking in the views!

 

This campground was a great stop-over!

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.

Hooch

Big Air 

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″

Lager

Big Air

18’3″

20’0″

20’1″

20’11”

Extreme Vertical All-in-One Final Format:¬†¬†5’10”

Speed Retrieve

7.136 seconds   3rd Place Turbo Division

Iron Dog

2892.45 points  First Place Titan Division

Margarita

Margarita enjoyed walking the grounds, snacking on yummy treats, and napping along with Cello under our team canopy.

Whiskey

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 РFUN 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 Рas 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

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!

Big Air

21’6″

20’4″

21’6″

21’5″

21’1″

21′

21’6″

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

Lager had a GREAT competition and earned a World Championship invitation in every discipline in which he competed!

Big Air

18’3¬† ¬†2nd Place Senior Division

17’1″

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

Speed Retrieve

2884.82  2nd Place Turbo Division Рwhich 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!

Dueling Dogs

7.184 seconds  2nd Place in Class 2 Finals Рwhich 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 Рit 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!

PV Pet Pet Palooza: PV Pets, Pennsville, NJ

This was our second year back at this event.  Click HERE to see us at this event last year.

We like this event since it is very close to home!

Limoncello:  Team Coach

Limoncello enjoyed taking a dip in the competition pool in between the scheduled jumps.

Hooch

Big Air

22’9″

Big Air Finals:¬† 22’9″ 2nd Place Pro Division

Lager

Big Air

17’9″

18’5″¬† 3rd Place Senior Division

 

Speed Retrieve

7.605 seconds

 

Margarita:  Team Cheerleader

Rita was not impressed at this event, and enjoyed taking naps throughout the day.

Whiskey

Whiskey, still our foster pup, Wish, at the time, enjoyed getting all kinds of attention!

Keystone DockDogs at SteelStacks; Bethlehem, PA

We were not scheduled to go to this event because the weather was forecasted to be awful.  However, when we saw the weather took a turn for the better, we quickly packed everyone up in the camper and headed out to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania!

This was our first dock diving event of 2018 – and Whiskey’s first camping trip as well as her first dock diving event.

(Whiskey was still “Wish” our foster dog!)

SteelStacks has been one of our favorite venues! We have also attended this competition in 2016 and 2017 .

Although we arrived too late to compete on the first day, we were able to secure some jumps on Sunday.

 

 

                                                                                            Our team canopy

Limoncello

This was our first competition since Limoncello’s retirement.¬† Although it was very emotional for us, Cello was quite content with her new “Team Coach” role.¬† She is allowed to jump into the water leisurely, so at each event in between competitions, we will allow her to take a quick swim.

 

Hooch

Big Air

22’0″

23’5″¬† 1st Place Elite Division

Finals:¬† 22’11”¬† First Place Elite Division

Lager

Big Air

17’0″

17’6″

Speed Retrieve  7.573 seconds

 

Margarita:  Team Cheerleader

Margarita enjoyed people watching and receiving tons of attention from all of her DockDogs family.

Whiskey (then “Wish” our foster dog)

Whiskey, who we took in as a foster in May 2018, was still with us because she had been put on “medical hold” due to several health issues.¬† Not only did she ride in the camper nicely, she was very well-behaved, even with the abundance people and dogs at the event.

Overall, we had a wonderful time kicking off the start of our 2018 Dock Diving Season!

If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Limoncello: Cello’s Early Retirement

If life gives you lemons, make Limoncello!

As the start of our 2018 Dock Diving season quickly approaches, we wanted to share the following with our family, friends and followers:

After some recent testing, Limoncello was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy (a heart disease that causes dilation and poor contractility of the heart muscle). It was also discovered that Cello also has two leaky heart valves. After a long and difficult discussion with our veterinarian, it was determined that the best choice for Cello at this time is to retire her from dock diving.

Although we are disappointed that Cello‚Äôs dock diving career has come to an end, we are focusing our energy on celebrating her dock diving journey and how it has positively impacted our lives: her many notable accomplishments, the abundance of joy it has brought us, the amazing people we have met, the incredible dogs we have seen, the spectacular places we have visited, and the unforgettable memories we will continue to cherish. …We have SO MUCH to be grateful for because of Cello!

Without Cello on the dock this year, it will be an emotional dock diving season for sure. However, we are so thankful that because of the knowledge, expertise, and advice of Cello’s veterinarian and cardiologist, we were made aware of her condition before the season began. We are also looking at this unfortunate news as a positive opportunity to explore less intense bonding activities with Cello such as Barn Hunt, Nose Work, and Rally. We fondly anticipate learning new things, setting new goals, overcoming new challenges, traveling to new places, meeting more wonderful people, and building additional priceless memories. But above of all Рwe look forward to the many years of love and companionship we will treasure with Cello.

Even if we don‚Äôt understand why at this point, we are firm believers in ‚Äúchange is good‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúall things happen for a reason.‚ÄĚ We are hopeful and eager to discover what new adventures will be had as Cello once again broadens our path. However, if Cello decides that in her early retirement she‚Äôd rather just relax, we welcome that change-of-pace as well.

Hooch and Lager will still be on the dock this year. We look forward to seeing our dock diving family this season.

 

The Dock Diving Diva’s Personal Bests:

‚ÄĘBig Air (on camera): 25‚Äô0‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĘExtreme Vertical: 5‚Äô6‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĘSpeed Retrieve: 7.371 seconds
‚ÄĘIron Dog: 2869.62 points
     *2016 DockDogs #1 Warrior Iron Dog in the World

Photo credit: Precise Video Productions

 

 

Natural Bridge / Lexington KOA: Natural Bridge, VA

On the way home from the DockDogs World Championship, we did an over night stay at Natural Bridge / Lexington KOA in Natural Bridge, VA.

Our Campsite:

Margarita taking a stroll around the campground – she was fascinated by the free-roaming chickens!

We had a very nice stay at this campground.  If you have never seen the Natural Bridge, this is definitely a trip to add to your travel wish list!

2017 DockDogs World Championship: Knoxville, TN

We were thrilled that all three of our dogs who participate in dock diving were once again invited to compete at the DockDogs World Championship!

This was also the first year the World Championship was held in Knoxville, TN!

Once again, we traveled in our motorhome, and towed our Jeep.

We had our team decals updated:

Ready to roll!

We had fun playing the Roadtrip Bingo game created by a fellow dock diving competitor!

Arrived to Knoxville safe and sound…Cheers!

 

Excited to be in Knoxville, TN for the first time!

Waiting in line to check in at the competition:

Getting super crowded as we move in line to sign in!

 

Having some fun in line!

First glimpse of the competition floor!

Dog Town:

Our spot in Dog Town:

Getting back to the hotel room and Margarita claiming all of our Goody Bag items as HERS!

Limoncello

 

Hooch

Hooch earned #1 Ranked GSP for the 2nd year in a row ~ so proud of him!

Lager

Margarita

Margarita enjoyed the views from the hotel windows, and napping between competitions !

Liver Killer Bling:

 

We had a wonderful time, and hope we are fortunate enough to be a part of this event next year!

 

Wytheville KOA: Wytheville, Virginia

This may have been the most fun we’ve ever had at a campground!

On the way out to Knoxville, TN for the DockDogs World Championship, we stopped for an overnight stay at Wytheville KOA.

Not only was this campground super dog friendly, it had a snack bar, an arcade, batting cages, AND a bowling alley!

The Arcade:

The Batting Cages:

 

The Bowling Alley:

Margarita got excited to see a few other “doggies” she could play with!¬† HaHa!

                                                                                     Not much further to go!!

North Fork Resort: Front Royal, VA

On our road trip down to Knoxville, TN for the 2017 DockDog World Championship, we did an overnight stay at North Fork Resort in Front Royal, VA.

This was a great over-night spot right on the Shenandoah River!

This campground has lots to offer!

  • All sites come with a fire pit
  • RV 30-amp & RV 50-amp sites
  • Water and Electric sites
  • Water, Electric and Sewer sites
  • 2 Dump Stations
  • River front¬†sites

The amenities here are endless!  I wish we had more time to enjoy some of the many options!

  • Bingo
  • Fishing
  • Horseshoes
  • Playground
  • Volleyball
  • Propane Refills
  • Dog Park
  • Minigolf
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Ball field
  • Outdoor Stage
  • Game Room

 

Settling in for the night…

We were able to do a campfire before settling in!

Taking a walk around the campground before we headed back on the road to Tennessee:

Each time we stopped to spend the night on our way to Knoxville, we changed the “miles to go” sign on our camper!

Getting ready to get back on the road… but not before a selfie with HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCH!

 

 

2017 Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show: Tuckerton, NJ

This venue is always one of our favorites, as this event in 2013¬†was Limoncello’s first ever DockDogs competition!

Limoncello

Big Air:

21’0″

21’6″

19’6″

19’9″

18’4″

Extreme Vertical: 5’6 ”¬† Third Place Cadet Division

Speed Retrieve: 8.035 seconds

Iron Dog: 2808.24 points

Hooch

Big Air:

22’1′”

Finals:¬† 21’9″¬†1st Place Elite

Extreme Vertical: 6’6″¬† 1st Place Top Gun Division

Lager

Big Air:

18’6″

17’2″

18’10”

17’7″

Extreme Vertical:¬†6’4″¬† Second Place¬†Top Gun Division

Margarita

Margarita had a fun time keeping cool in the shade and greeting spectators who walked by our team canopy.

 

Liver Killer Bling and Goody Bags:

 

 

Four Paws, One Cause: Elkton, MD

The Fairhill International Fairgrounds hosted Four Paws, One Cause Рan event where where multiple dog rescues came together and brought their adoptable dogs in order to find them loving FURever families.  The purpose of this event was to bring together all kinds of different people with one similar passion: a love for dogs!

This event not only hosted the DockDogs competition, it also featured the world champion frisbee dogs featured on America’s Got Talent as well. There was live music, face painting, bounce houses, over one hundred vendors, great food, craft beer tastings, and wine tastings throughout each day!

 

Limoncello

Big Air:

19′ 9″

19’5″

Extreme Vertical:¬† 5’0″

Speed Retrieve:  9.583 seconds

Iron Dog Score:  2563.55     2nd Place Warrior Division

 

Hooch

Big Air:

23’11”

Big Air Pro Division Finals:¬† 24′ 0″¬† ¬† ¬†¬†1st Place Pro Division

 

Lager

Big Air with Brian:

18′ 2″

19’2″¬† ¬† ¬†2nd Place Senior Division

20’5″¬† ¬† ¬†3rd Place Master Division

 

Extreme Vertical with Jenny:

5’10”¬† ¬† 1st Place Cadet Division

Margarita

Our Team Cheerleader enjoyed snoozing under the canopy in the rain, and snacking on goodies throughout the day!

 

Liver Killer Bling:

Best of all, through our winnings, we were able to raise $100 for the GSP Rescue of NJ!

Hog Dog Daze: Ultimate Air Dogs at Hog Dog Productions: Millersville, MD

We decided to try dock diving through a different organization.¬† On August 11, 2017 we headed down to Maryland to Hog Dog Productions¬†to try out an Ultimate Air Dogs competition.¬† We hadn’t been to a UAD event since Limoncello’s very first event back in 2013!

We were able to camp right on site!

Ultimate Air Dogs is a bit different from Dock Dogs¬†¬†and offers¬†some different kinds of “games” for the dogs to compete in, such as Fetch-It, Catch-It, and Chase-It.

 

Limoncello

The Splashes:

20’9″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†2nd Place Masters Division

Finals: 

21’2″¬† 2nd Place Masters Division

 

Chase-It:

8.21 seconds     8th Place 

 

Fetch-It:

16ft     4th Place

 

 

Hooch

The Splashes:

23’1″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†1st Place Master Elite Division

24’8″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†1st Place Ultimate Division

22’8″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†1st Place Master Elite Division

Finals:

24’8″¬† ¬† ¬†1st Place Ultimate Division

 

Lager

The Splashes:

19’9″¬† ¬† ¬† 4th Place Senior Elite Division

19’11”¬† ¬† ¬†5th Place Senior Elite Division

21’4″¬† ¬† ¬†2nd Place Master Division

20’4″¬† ¬† ¬†6th Place Master Division

Finals:

20’3″¬† ¬† ¬†3rd Place Master Division

 

Chase-It:

6.147 seconds     2nd Place

Margarita 

Margarita spent her weekend getting petted by everyone, and enjoying her pink Wubba and  Ko Ko CHEWnel toy!

 

Liver Killer Bling

Boulder Woods Campground, Green Lane, PA

Boulder Woods Campground for Jenny and Brian’s 10th Anniversary!

Our camp site #17:

Around the campground…

We had a relaxing weekend of walking, hanging out at our campsite, and playing board games.

We were lucky enough to enjoy our Anniversary dinner outside:

This was one of our rare camping trips where we didn’t have a dock diving event.¬† It was nice to relax, and not have anywhere to go!

2018 Bark in the Park: Cape Charles, VA

This had been one our favorite dock diving events in the past.  We loved attending this event in both 2015 and 2016 .  We camped at Sunset Beach Resort (another favorite!)

Although were extremely excited to be back a third year in a row in July 2017, the weather¬† this year was just unbearably hot.¬† We tried jumping the dogs, but by the time Limoncello’s came up, the temperatures were a real-feel of over 103 degrees… too hot and dangerous to compete in our opinion.¬†

Hooch

Big Air:

22’8″¬† ¬† 23’5″¬† ¬† ¬†2nd Place Elite Division

Lager

Big Air:

16’2″¬† ¬† ¬†17’3″

 

Even though the one jump that Lager and Hooch executed put them into the Finals, we scratched our jumps for the rest of the weekend, and forfeited our spot in the Finals.  We chose to make the best of  the remainder of the weekend, and enjoy the campground with the dogs.

Back to the campground to enjoy some Chesapeake Bay fun!

It sure wasn’t the weekend we thought it would be, and people thought we were crazy to give our spot in Finals…but our dogs’ safety and health come first.¬† We made the best of the hot temps, and enjoyed cooling everyone off in the Chesapeake Bay.¬† A bad storm eventually rolled in, but the outcome was a beautiful double rainbow, and a gorgeous sunset!

K-9 Central Wild Card Double Header: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada

In July, we were back in Canada for the second year in a row! We attended this event last year¬†where all three of our competitors earned their invites to the 2016 DockDogs World Championship. This trip proved to be just as rewarding, as again, all 3 GSP’s won, and earned their invitations to the 2017 World Championship!

All buckled in and on our way from New Jersey to Ontario, Canada!

Thousand Islands Bridge:

Just some of the privately owned islands among the more than 1,8000 islands in Thousand Islands!

 

Waiting in line at Customs:

Look out, Ontario – the Liver Killers are in town!

We arrived at K-9 Central  Рlook how close our camper is to the competition pool!  It was so nice to crate the dogs from right under our camper canopy and to be able to watch the competition from our camper spot!

 

Limoncello

Big Air

21’2″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 2nd Place Masters Division

21’5″

Extreme Vertical:  

4’10”

Speed Retrieve 

9.768 seconds

Iron Dog

2631.56 points

Hooch

Big Air

23’6″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 1st Place Elite Division

25’0″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 1st Place Super Elite Division

24’7″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 1st Place Elite Division

25’3″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 1st Place Super Elite Division

 

Lager

Big Air

19’10”¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 2nd Place Senior Division

Extreme Vertical 

6’0″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†3rd Place Top Gun Division

Margarita

At last year’s event, Tremblay Equine Massage Therapy was there, so we had signed Rita up for a massage.¬† I had taken a picture and shared it with them. The company used Margarita as their “Poster Child!”¬† Tremblay was there again, and Rita got another massage!

A storm rolled in, but it created a beautiful rainbow over the competition pool!

What an exciting event! 2017 World Championship, here we come!

Lighthouse Landing Campground: Marathon, NY

We stopped at Lighthouse Landing Campground for an overnight stay on our way to the dock diving Canadian Wild Card Event.

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Lums Pond State Park: Bear, DE

We camped at Lums Pond State Park when the pups competed at the Pets in the Park competition.

We stayed on site 8:

Site 8 was extremely roomy, and had a lot of area to walk the dogs!  Other sites we wrote down to consider if site 8 was take are:  9 or 11

Lums Pond State Park is built around the largest fresh water pond in Delaware.  They offer camping, fishing, hiking trails, and a tree-top adventure course.

 

Pets in the Park: Newark, DE

Pets in the Park was held on June 10th and 11th, 2017 in Newark, Delaware.

Limoncello

If you remember from our Steel Stacks event, Limoncello had been a bit “off.”¬† Her performance was still not her usual, so we scratched her from the rest of the event in case she wasn’t feeling well.

Big Air:

14’8″¬† ¬† ¬† 19’3″

16’4″¬† ¬† ¬† 16’2″

 

Hooch

Big Air:

21’3″¬† ¬† ¬†23’2″

Big Air Finals:¬† ¬† ¬†21’11”¬† ¬† ¬†21’3″¬† ¬† ¬†2nd Place Elite Division

 

Lager 

Big Air (with Brian):

19’4″¬† ¬† ¬†19’1″¬† ¬† ¬†2nd Place Senior Division

19’7″¬† ¬† ¬†18’3″¬† ¬† ¬†1st Place Senior Division¬†

 

Margarita

Margarita stayed cool in her crate behind the fan and cheered her teammates on from the shade!

Liver Killer Bling:

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!

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:

Limoncello

Big Air:  

19’6″

19’9″

19’9″

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! ¬†ūüôĀ

 

The Liver Killers Review the CarPET Pet Hair Remover

Having both brown dogs as well as a white dog, we can never seem to be without dog hair showing on our clothes, furniture, or car upholstery.  I was very excited when we were asked to review the CarPET Pet Hair Remover by GlosStock.

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The packaging was appealing, and the directions were easy to understand.

I was especially excited we had been asked to try the CarPET Pet Hair Remover when I had a rental car with a black cloth interior, and forgot to put a seat cover down before taking Margarita on a ride with me!

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When I realized how much of Rita’s white hair was all over the rental car’s back seat, I ran to get the CarPet Pet Hair Remover…

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…and good thing I did~it worked great! Watch how the white dog hair begins to disappear:

The CarPET was super easy to use Рall you have to do is hold one side of the rubber block FLAT on the surface and brush it lightly. You do not need to rub forcefully, as the pet hairs, will naturally brush away and gather on the block.   After every few strokes either tap the block gently and the hair will fall away Рor for longer hair, simply pull it off the block with your fingers and dispose. If necessary, you can also clean the CarPET by running it under some water to rinse. 

Rita is super excited that the CarPET also comes in her favorite color:  hot pink!

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To buy the CarPET, click HERE!

Thanksgiving 2016: American Heritage RV Park, Williamsburg, VA

Happy Thanksgiving 2016 from the Liver Killers!

We camped this Thanksgiving at American Heritage RV Park in Williamsburg, VA.

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Our campsite:

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View from our campsite:

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The weather was nice enough that we were able to get outside a lot with the pups.  We went on several hikes:

…and at night, our pack of GLAMpers relaxed in the camper bed …

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We liked this campground a lot and had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with friends.  We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving as well!

Wolfies Campground: Zanesville, OH

On our road trip back home from the 2016 DockDogs World Championship, the one and only stop-over was at Wolfies Campground in Zanesville, OH.

This was a great stop-over with an easy pull-through site.  The owners were very nice also!

Our site (#41):

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Morning walk before we hit the road to our final destination…home!

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2016 DockDogs World Championship

Last year we attended the DockDogs World Championship with all three of our diving¬†dogs qualifying to compete. ¬†This year, we were lucky enough for all three competing dogs to qualify once again for the DockDogs World Championship in all the disciplines in which they participate! Check out our 2016 Season in Review and see some of our team’s Worlds Bling by clicking HERE!

We drove our motor home out to Iowa this year! We had custom window decals made and updated the “Miles to Dubuque, Iowa” with every stop-over!

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Our Route:

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Dubuque, Iowa РDog Town:

Our Schedule:

LIMONCELLO:

Limoncello competed as an Iron Dog.

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Big Air:

22’0″

22’4″

Speed Retrieve: 8.531 secnds

Extreme Vertical: 5’4″

Total: Iron Dog Points: 2754.14 points

At the big Golden Paw Awards Gala, Limoncello was named DockDogs #1 Ranked Warrior Iron Dog in the World!

HOOCH:

Hooch competed in Elite Division Big Air, and Top Gun Division Extreme Vertical.

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Big Air:¬†23’3″

Extreme Vertical: 5’10”

At the big Golden Paw Awards Gala, Hooch was named DockDogs #1 Ranked German Shorthaired Pointer in the World!

LAGER:

Lager competed in Senior Division Big Air (with Jenny) and Top Gun Division Extreme Vertical (with Brian).

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Big Air:¬†19’3″

Extreme Vertical:¬†5’10”

MARGARITA:

Although Margarita doesn’t compete, she was sure ready to cheer her siblings on with her Super Fly suit and painted pink piggies!

Our fellow GSP Rescue of NJ friends, Jen and Grace, drove all the way from New Jersey to Iowa to be with us and our team. Jen and Grace took Margarita every day during the competition to run at the dog park! Margarita even took a trip with Jen and Grace to see the Mississippi River. ¬†Much to Margarita’s delight, her Aunt Jen and Grace also took her to get¬†a McDonald’s chicken sandwich for lunch one day, and to Starbucks to enjoy a puppuccino! ¬†I think Margarita had THE time of her¬†life!

We are so proud to have been able to compete against the best dock diving dogs in the world, and are so very pleased with the performance of our pups!

Swiss Valley Campground: Dubuque, IA

After a long road trip from New Jersey to the 2016 DockDogs World Championship, we arrived in Dubuque, IA!

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Even though we stayed at the Holiday Inn in Downtown Dubuqe with all the other competitors, we had driven our motor home out to Iowa, and needed a place to park it for the week.  Swiss Valley Campground was the perfect place! Once we saw this beautiful 62 acre park, we wish we had camped for the week instead of staying in the hotel!

Our campsite:

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Immediately after arriving, we had to pack up all of our dock diving gear, and head over to the hotel in our rental car!

The two “Princess and the Pea” gals¬†“helped” us pack:

We said goodbye to the camper for the week – but got to stay the night here at beautiful Swiss Valley Campground on our last night in Dubuque, IA, before heading back home to New Jersey.

South Bend / Elkhart North Koa: Granger, IN

Our second stop-over on the way to the 2016 DockDogs World Championship was at South Bend / Elkhart North Koa in Granger, IN.

Our Campsite:

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Morning walks and some relaxing time before we hit the road on our last leg of our road trip to Dubuque, Iowa:

Updating our “Miles-To-Iowa” sign!

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Shawnee State Park: Schellsburg, PA

On our long trip out to Iowa for the 2016 DockDogs World Championship, our first stop-over was at Shawnee State Park in Schellsburg, PA. Shawnee State Park is a 3,983-acre Pennsylvania state park in Juniata and Napier Townships, Bedford County, Pennsylvania ans is absolutely gorgeous!

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Our site (#69):

View from our site:

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Morning walks before continuing on our way to Iowa:

At each stop, we changed our “Miles-To-Iowa” sign!

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Although we were only here for a short one-night stop-over, what we saw of the park was absolutely gorgeous! I hope we get to come back to this state park for a weekend camping trip sometime soon!

The Liver Killers…Now Sponsored By Undone Watches!

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Undone Watches!  Undone Watches allows you to create a unique watch that reflects your individuality.  Each watch is a unique message! Visit them today to design yours!

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Lancaster/New Holland KOA: First Trip With Our New Camper

Those of you who have been following our adventures from the start, know that we started out tent camping, moved on to a travel trailer, and then a 5th Wheel.  Even though we enjoyed all of our camping methods, once we adopted Margarita, we discovered that we needed to travel in a way where all of us could be a little bit more comfortable while on the road. We decided to trade our 5th Wheel in for a Class-A RV!

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Our first trip in the new camper was to Lancaster / New Holland KOA !

What a gorgeous view from the campground:

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¬†Our campsite (Site X-16) … we LOVED our site!

 

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We enjoyed this campground very much – one of the days was very rainy, which gave us some time to get acclimated to our new RV!

Once the weather broke, we were able to enjoy the outdoors at our great site!

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Friends of ours live nearby the campground, and were nice enough to come by with some Lancaster favorites that we have never had before!

We had a fun (and most importantly РSAFE) first trip in our new camper Рduring one of the very, VERY few camping trips where dock diving was not involved!

The Liver Killers… Now Sponsored By Ken Tidy Photography!

The Liver Killers are proud to announce that we are now sponsored by Ken Tidy Photography ! Ken Tidy has long been known as one of the most talented photographers in our area, capturing stunning action-packed images that truly express each dog’s individual personality. His images have been shared across the DockDogs world, and we are truly honored that Ken has chosen our fur-kids to represent his amazing work. We super excited about this sponsorship! Be sure to check out some of Ken’s amazing photography, and schedule a session with him to capture YOUR pup!
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Autumn Hills Campground, Weare, NH

We had never been to New Hampshire before, so we were super excited to cross the border!

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We camped at Autumn Hills Campground in Weare, NH when we attended The Hopkinton State Fair dock diving competition.

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Our campsite at Autumn Hills: Site T17

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Hopkinton State Fair, Contoocook, NH

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LIMONCELLO

Big Air:

20′ ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†1st Place Master

19’10”

20’11” ¬† ¬†1st Place Master

Extreme Vertical: 5’0″ ¬† 4th Place Cadet Division

Speed Retrieve: 8.370 seconds

Big Air Finals: 22’1″ ¬† 1st Place Semi-Pro Division

HOOCH

Big Air:

21’11”

22’1″

22’2″

21′

21’5″

Extreme Vertical: 5’8″ ¬†¬†

Big Air Finals: 22’3″ ¬† 1st Place Pro Division

LAGER

Big Air: 

18’7″ ¬† ¬† ¬†4th Place Senior

19’1″ ¬† ¬† ¬† 1st Place Senior

18’3″ ¬† ¬† ¬†1st Place Senior

19’2″ ¬† ¬† ¬†2nd Place Senior

MARGARITA

Margarita worked her magic and wooed the crowd all weekend long.  People of all ages came by our canopy to say hello to her and give her some pets!

Liver Killer Bling:

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Barn Hunt Trial: Pawsable K-9 Events, Millstone Township, NJ

Our second Barn Hunt Association trial was held at Pawsable K-9 Events.

Both Limoncello and Margarita did very well this weekend!  Both gals ran 2 Novice runs, and both secured one qualifying Novice score toward their Novice title. The Novice level requires the dogs to find the tube containing the rat, complete a tunnel, and have all-fours up on a hay bale (in no particular order) within two minutes.  Cello and Rita will need two more qualifying scores to earn their Novice title.

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Instinct Run: Qualified! 13.53 seconds (new Personal Best!)

*For those of you wondering why we participated at the Instinct level when Rita is already titled at this level, you are allowed to still do an Instinct run to get your pup warmed up as long as the dog has not titled in Novice.

Novice Run 1: Qualified!  1:44.71 seconds

Novice Run 2:  Rita completed the tunnel, and before she could attempt the hay bale climb, Jenny jumped-the-gun and called the wrong

                               location of the rat.

Rita’s First Qualifying Novice Score Ribbon!

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Limoncello

Instinct Run: Brian called the wrong location of the rat.

*For those of you wondering why we participated at the Instinct level when Cello is already titled at this level, you are allowed to still do an Instinct run to get your pup warmed up as long as the dog has not titled in Novice.

Novice Run 1: Qualified!  1:50.82 seconds 

Novice Run 2:  Cello executed the tunnel and the hay bale climb, but Brian called the wrong location of the rat.

Brian and Cello in Novice Run 2:

Cello’s First Qualifying Novice Score Ribbon!

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Overall, we had a fun day, and enjoyed Barn Hunt with our two little gals!

 

2nd Annual Bark in the Park at Bay Creek, Cape Charles, VA

This is our 2nd year attending this event, (Click HERE to see last year’s event!) and we plan to be back again next year.

What an awesome event in a beautiful setting!

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LIMONCELLO

BIG AIR:    

21’3″¬†¬†¬†¬† 2nd Place Master Division

21’6″¬†¬†¬†¬† 1st Place Master Division

Big AIR SEMI PRO FINALS:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 20’10”¬†¬†¬†¬† 2nd Place Semi Pro Division

EXTREME VERTICAL:¬†¬†¬†¬† 5’6″¬†¬†¬†¬† 2nd Place Cadet Division

SPEED RETRIEVE:     8.903 seconds

IRON DOG:     2727.38 points     1st Place Warrior Division

HOOCH

BIG AIR:

22’9″

23’0″¬†¬†¬†¬† 1st Place Elite Division

21’4″

BIG AIR PRO DIVISION FINALS:¬†¬†¬†¬† 23’7″¬†¬†¬†¬† 2nd Place Pro Division

EXTREME VERTICAL:¬†¬†¬†¬† 6’0″

LAGER

After competing for the weekend, Lager took his first walk on the beach,  and swam in salt water for the first time in the Chesapeake Bay!

BIG AIR:

18’0″

18’11”¬†¬†¬†¬† 3rd Place Senior Division

17’11”¬†¬†¬†¬† 3rd Place Senior Division

16’9″¬†¬†¬†¬† 2nd Place Senior Division

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EXTREME VERTICAL:¬†¬†¬†¬† 6’0″

MARGARITA

In between cheering for her brothers and sister, Rita enjoyed her first walk on the beach, and her first swim in salt water (The Chesapeake Bay).  She also enjoyed a doggie ice cream treat to help beat the extreme heat!