Diane Salts brags...
Last week Laurel, Don and I decide to go to a Dock Dog practice a co-worker had invited us to. Cochiti (Farseer Cochiti ORC Fch SRM2) and Chili (Farseer Jammin Ghost Chili) really seemed to like the water and took to fetching the toy from the pool. One of the instructors suggested that I enter Cochiti in the upcoming Puget Sound Dock Dog competition that was being held at the Bite of Seattle. We decided to go to the competition on Sunday and I entered him in both of the “Big Air Waves” available on that day. We practiced the dogs while waiting for the competition to start, getting them used to the noise, the dock and the pool. Everything was good to go with both Cochiti and Chili handling the atmosphere of the day well.
The dogs get to jump twice in each wave with the farthest distance being the official score. Placements are determined by the distance within the different classes. 5 qualifying jumps within each class earns a title in that class.
In the first Wave Chili jumped over 8 feet putting him into the Novice class with a 2nd place! Cochiti jumped 14.02 putting him in the Junior class for 4th place.
In the second Wave Chili jumped to earn his 2nd piece of his Dock Dog Novice title! Cochiti improved his distance (and I improved my throwing) to jump 18.10 feet earning an 3rd place in the Senior class and a place in the Amateur Class finals!
Cochiti’s 1st jump was a whopping 19.01 feet to win 1st place in the Amateur Class competition!
This was the most fun I’ve had in a long time and it’s great to find something else to do on those non race weekend! We will definitely be looking for more Dock Dog competitions in the future!
-submitted by Diane Salts, Farseer Whippets
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