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Saturday Survey: Will Cooper Get Wet This Year?

If you’ve been a reader for awhile, you know we’ve been trying to convince our Vizsla Cooper that he is indeed a retriever and should not be scared of the water.  He begs to differ.

Well, our Dock Dogs season opens this weekend with the Clay’s Park Me & My Pet Event, so I’m wondering, will this be the year Cooper finally gets into the pool?

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Dogs & Logs on Outdoor Channel

Do you get the Outdoor Channel?  If so, tune in this Saturday for Dogs and Logs, a combination lumberjack and dock diving show.

This is really the origins of Dock Diving.  ESPN was looking for something to use as filler between events at an outdoorsman competition, and thought it might be interesting to do something with dogs.  Someone at ESPN contacted a friend in Medina, Ohio, who came up with the Dock Diving concept, and the sport was born.

In celebration of those beginnings, the Stihl IronJack (Ironman Lumberjack), includes the IronDog competition, where dogs compete in Big Air, Extreme Vertical, and Speed Retrieve to earn the title.

In my area, Dogs and Logs airs Saturday, November 20th at 2:30 pm, and re-runs Sunday, November 21st at 3:00 am.  This event is the semi-finals from Salem, Oregon.

There was a preview of the show today – if you watch this weekend, pay special attention to something you almost never see:  the handler falls into the pool!  Too funny.

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

Working Dogs Weekend @ Lake Metroparks

Photo courtesy Lake MetroParks

Had I realized what a big deal this was, I would have posted about it earlier so you could make plans to go.  We volunteered to take our dogs to a Dock Dogs demonstration event today (for people who want to see what it looks like when a dog WON’T jump).  I just went into the park’s web site to find directions, and they have a HUGE event planned.  Check out the working dog events they have planned.

If you’re going to be near Cleveland today, stop by and see us.  I’ll try to take lots of pictures and post them in the coming week.

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!