Dock Diving with Team Blabador!

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Postby Marinepits » January 22nd, 2008, 10:04 pm

Check out my awesome friend and her team! :mrgreen:

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What is Dock Diving?

Dock Diving is a sport where a dog and their handler/s compete against other teams. Dogs run down a dock (often for a toy) and jump into water, with the distance judged from the end of the dock to the base of the dog’s tail. Each competitor gets two jumps per round, with the longer distance of the two jumps counting as their score. For title purposes, the dog’s score is placed into a division according to the distance. The various divisions, according to different dock diving groups, are as follows.....
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Postby iluvk9 » January 23rd, 2008, 7:04 am

I KNEW you were a Closet Lab Lover!

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Postby Jenn » January 23rd, 2008, 8:50 pm

So neat, what a gang they have! :)
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Postby iluvk9 » January 24th, 2008, 7:19 am

Wow! They are amazing. Yet, my Lab won't go in the water. :rolleyes2:
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Postby blabsforbullies » January 27th, 2008, 1:08 pm

Hey everyone.... Alisa from Team Blabador here... :greenWave:

Thanks for all the nice comments! :heartbeat: Did ya see the Team Luv-a-bulls in the "Blab Friends" section?!?!? They are AWESOME!!! :helloClap: :love:

Anyway, I am a :newB: but am looking forward to getting involved. If you have anyone who you think might enjoy the sport of dock diving, I can certainly help get them started! :bounce:
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Postby Wyldmoonwoman » January 27th, 2008, 11:07 pm

I am interested, and we have docks to dive off of!
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 28th, 2008, 10:38 am

It looks like so much fun, but I only have one dog that will dive...and he's ten with arthritis...not exactly competition material. ;)

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We have a group in our area, and we're looking to team up with them next spring for a dock diving/flyball tournament...should be fun! We do therapy and assistance dog work with one of their members...that's how we hooked up!
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Postby blabsforbullies » January 28th, 2008, 9:50 pm

On January 27 2008, 10:07 PM, Wyldmoonwoman wrote:I am interested, and we have docks to dive off of!


VERY COOL!!!! 8) In the next dew days, I will try an make a more formal post about how to get started, but for now, go to our web site and then look under the links page. The first 3 links are links to dock diving sites. :dogRun: But, I have to warn you.... it is ridiculously addictive!!! :helloClap:
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Postby blabsforbullies » January 28th, 2008, 10:01 pm

On January 28 2008, 9:38 AM, TheRedQueen wrote:It looks like so much fun, but I only have one dog that will dive...and he's ten with arthritis...not exactly competition material. ;)

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Some of the groups have a "senior category" for dogs 8 years and older!!! :wink3:

We have a group in our area, and we're looking to team up with them next spring for a dock diving/flyball tournament...should be fun! We do therapy and assistance dog work with one of their members...that's how we hooked up!


I know the group... I think! Maybe we will see each other there! How fun would that be?!?!?! :wink:
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Postby Wyldmoonwoman » January 30th, 2008, 12:09 pm

I don't want to hijack the thread...but Sparky will be a natural, he took to swimming immediately...and he is totally ball crazed! I can't wait to get him chasing his balls into the lake this summer...he was only maybe 13 or 14 weeks old in this video
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Postby blabsforbullies » January 30th, 2008, 7:51 pm

Please hijack away! :bounce: What a cutie potie!!! I can see that dog loves the water. :dogRun: If you want to PM me (I can't yet 'cause I just whelped aka :newB: , if ya know what I mean ), I can tell you about some cool spots somewhat close to you in NY. :goodStuff:
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Postby ellie@ny » February 3rd, 2008, 2:49 pm

Ohhhh! Hello!!! :greenWave:
I would love to get involved with dock diving with my female,my only problem is to find anything in my area?
We practice at a lake from spring-fall,but she's jumping off a wall,not deck?
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Postby blabsforbullies » February 3rd, 2008, 3:48 pm

Hi everyone interested in dock diving! :greenWave:

The best way to get involved is to sign up for one of the forums of the groups that do dock diving and ask questions there. I learned so much from all the people there. :P Not to pimp out our web site, but if you go to and go to the "Links" page, it has links to the 3 main groups that put on events.

Going to an event was how we learned about the sport. I just signed us up and off we went. Pretty naive, but it worked and we are addicted! 8)

Basically, if your dog likes a floatable toy, has a lot of toy drive, and likes the water, that is all you really need to get started. There are events all across the country with various organizations.

Are there any specific questions I can help answer? :mrgreen:
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Postby Marinepits » February 3rd, 2008, 4:39 pm

Ellie, there will be a dock-diving demonstration/competition at the NJ Pet Expo next weekend: http://www.pitbulltalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=19764

Blabsforbullies is competing and I will be there on Sunday to cheer her on. Come on down! :wink:
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Postby blabsforbullies » February 3rd, 2008, 4:53 pm

Golly... wish I had thought to say that myself! :idea: :thought:

We will be there Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday (all day both days). Ya can't miss us.... we are the ones with 8 dogs!!! :bananaDance: Oh, and my hubbie & I will be taking care of some of the registration stuff, so we may be at the desk too. :hello5:


PLEASE COME CHECK IT OUT!!!!

Even if to just come check it out. It is a very large pet expo!! :thumbsup:

YEA JEN!!!! SO COOL THAT YOU ARE COMING!!! :highfive:
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Postby ellie@ny » February 3rd, 2008, 5:04 pm

On February 03 2008, Marinepits wrote:Ellie, there will be a dock-diving demonstration/competition at the NJ Pet Expo next weekend: http://www.pitbulltalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=19764

Blabsforbullies is competing and I will be there on Sunday to cheer her on. Come on down! :wink:


Ummm Missy!You know I'm busy next weekend... :wink: In CT!!!
But please post events if you have any upcoming,so I can go!
I have one question!Is the dog has to catch the actuall toy,or only the jump is important?
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Postby blabsforbullies » February 3rd, 2008, 5:20 pm

Ummm Missy!You know I'm busy next weekend... :wink: In CT!!!
But please post events if you have any upcoming,so I can go!
I have one question!Is the dog has to catch the actuall toy,or only the jump is important?


For competitions called Big Air, it is all about the distance. Some groups give ya "bonus" points for catching it, but it is not required. Your score for a round (often called a wave, or splash) is solely based on the distance of your dog's best jump. So if Colby jumped 19'6" and 21'2", his score would be recorded as 21'2" for that round, regardless of whether or not he caught a toy (some dogs, like our other dog Parker, don't really even care if there is a toy. He is a thrill seeker, I guess, and just does it on his own). 8)

There is a game, offered through Ultimate Air Dogs, that is called Catcg It! In Catch It!, the dog's jump only counts if the toy is caught. You get 2 jumps, and the score is by adding the distances of the jumps(s) that the dog caught it. For example, last time Colby played, he caught the the first toy at 19'4", but missed the toy the second jump, and jumped another almost 20'. His total score for Catch It! was 19'4". :wink:

What else can I help with??? :clap:
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Postby Marinepits » February 3rd, 2008, 6:00 pm

On Sun, Feb 03 2008, 4:04 PM, ellie@ny wrote:Ummm Missy!You know I'm busy next weekend... :wink: In CT!!!


Oh, great! Maya is done with her heat?

I tried to get both days off so I could go to the weight pull one day, then the dock diving the next, but no such luck. :sad:
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Postby blabsforbullies » February 3rd, 2008, 6:07 pm

When Abraham & Eggs gets a little older, weight pulling will be on his list of activities, if he enjoys it. :sumo: He certainly has the build for it, being the freak of nature he is.

I won't be upset if you want to see weight pulling on Sunday instead. That is some cool stuff!! :bounce:
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Postby ellie@ny » February 3rd, 2008, 7:11 pm

Thank you Alysa for your answers! :greenWave:
Jen you go to NJ,we'll have another pull in March too you know???! :wink:
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