2020 Dock Jumping

June 13 and 14, 2020

PASA held  Dock Jumping trials on Saturday and Sunday, June 13/14 at Doggone Dirty Dock Diving in Hollister, CA.  Four launches and one fetch it were offered on Saturday and four launches were offered on Sunday.  

For a launch, each dog jumps off the dock, usually towards an object thrown by the handler, two times for each launch.  The distance the dog jumps, measured from the base of the tail, is recorded.  The distance awarded for the launch is the farthest  of the two jumps.  Each jump is placed in a division depending on the distance jumped.
1" to 9'11" Spring
10' to 14'11" Classic
15' to 17'5" Deluxe
17'6 to 19'11' Fly
20'-22'5" Elite
22'6" -24'11" Pro
25’+ Ultra

Ribbons were awarded to the 1st-4th dog in each category, with a 1st place prize.   A dog must complete 5 jumps in a division to earn a novice title.  After that,  points,  1 to 5, which are given for the jump distance in the division,  are accumulated  to determine future titling.  Basically, a dog must earn 25 additional points in a division for each title (Advanced, Excellent, Masters, Championship).  Dogs can earn titles in more than one division at a time.  

Fetch it is similar, except that an object is suspended over the water at varying distances and the dog must grab it or knock it down.  They keep jumping as the distances get greater until they miss three times. The divisions are:
Spring 10'-12'
Classic 13'-15'
Deluxe 16'-18'
Fly 19'-21'
Elite 22'-24'
Pro >= 25'

PASA also offered open dock.  Open dock is practice before and in between the launches.  The event was well attended with 21 entries. 19 did the launches,7 did the Fetch It and 5 did both. There were several other dogs that only did open dock.  It was great weather for dock jumping with sunshine and temperatures that only went up into the 80s.  Dock jumping was very exciting for the dogs.  They had a wonderful time.   And so did the handlers.  Everyone was cheered on, from the hesitant dogs to the amazing dogs.

The  judges were Mark Dias and Laurie Isaacson.  
Trial committee was:
Chair(s): Warene Waters, assisted by Maggie Guthrie
Grounds, Awards: Warene Waters
Secretary : Warene Waters
Scorekeeper: Tricia Callahan

Saturday Launch Results         Saturday Fetch It Results         Sunday Launch Results
 Launch 1                                  Fetch It 1                                  Launch 5
  Launch 2                                                                                   Launch 6
  Launch 3                                                                                   Launch 7
  Launch 4                                                                                   Launch 8

Link to Kaylee Jeske Photography photos

Kathy Murphy's Confetti

Wareen Water's  Kayne

Chuck Norris with owner Steve Teer
Winner of Fly Launches 1,2,5,6,7

Lloyd Green's BC/Lab mix, Augie