One of the most popular attractions at the Dog Lovers Show, the Black Hawk DockDogs® will once again WOW visitors in 2019.
The adrenaline-fuelled DockDogs® features Dogs jumping into a custom-built pool of water. The DockDogs® Australia National Competition will have a number of different competitors.
Big Air® is a “long jump for dogs”. The dog, which may be placed anywhere on the 40′ dock, runs and jumps into the water after a throw toy (provided by the handler) is tossed. The distance is judged from the end of the dock to where the tail set of the dog breaks the water’s surface.
Speed Retrieve® is a “timed event”. At the far end of the pool a bumper toy is suspended above the water with a starting indicator above it. The dog is then positioned at the start line on the dock; when the light turns green the handler releases the dog. The time clock stops ticking when the dog pulls the toy from the Speed Retrieve® bracket.
Extreme Vertical® is a “high jump” for dogs. The dog starts off at the 20’ mark on the dock & jumps up to grab a bumper toy extended from the end of the dock over the water.