2021 Dock Jumping

June 13 and 14, 2021

PASA held  Dock Jumping trials on Saturday and Sunday, June 12/13 at  in Lodi, CA.  Alldogsports is a multiacre facitily in the middle of grape vines and a cherry orchard.  There are numerous buildings including a large boarding facility, a classroom and a covered arena.   There was shaded area for crating and free RV parking in the parking lot and real bathrooms. 

Four launches and one fetch-it were offered on Saturday and four launches were offered on Sunday.   Open dock was offered before and inbetween the launches.  Our judge was Linsey Hines from Texas.  She added to the offerings by giving mini-classes organized around participant questions.  We had a special treat when participant, Steve Teer, set up a little lure course for the dogs to try on Sunday.  And don't forget the best doughnut holes in CA just showed up in the morning.

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 2nd-4th dog in each category, with a 1st place medal.   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'

  Attendance was light. 11 dogs participated in the launches and one did the Fetch It. 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.

Trial committee was:
Chair(s): Warene Waters, assisted by Maggie Guthrie
Grounds, Awards: Warene Waters
Secretary : Warene Waters
Scorekeeper: Jean Danver

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


Kathy Murphy's Confetti
Longest jump in launch 1

Showing us how it's done

Chuck with owner Steve Teer
Longest jump in launches 5,6,7,8

The Fetchit dog, Stella
Longest jump in launches 2,3 and 4