Beep Beep! Dog car is finally all fitted out with a bridge/ seat extender for a 2019 full of Lure coursing, Dock dogging, Tracking, Agility and sledding! Picking up scooter, bike rack and hopefully some more reliable fans during the week! Who says you need a 4WD for dog sports?
World, meet Fat Wombat. When we went to dock nationals in September, I just wanted one nice photo to commemorate our trip and how far she’d come in less than a year. Cut to us looking at photos from the event, and she gives us this winner from finals. Stay tuned for Pt. 2 of our series: “My Dog Ruins Pictures”
That’s a wrap for the 2018 dock diving season! I wasn’t originally going to make a season video, but I did last year so why not. To say the least, this season was full of ups and downs but definitely more ups. To see this dog put everything together we learned from last season on the dock amazes me. I had a few goals for us and we reached all of them but one which blew me away. Some highlights from this season were:
•Getting our Cadet EV Title
•Competing in Iron Dog for the first time & Becoming a consistent Titan ID
•Getting a new Big Air PB of 23’11
•Getting a new Speed Retrieve PB of 6.640
•Getting a new Extreme Vertical PB of 6’6”
•Placing 2nd in Cadet EV @ Worlds
•Placing 3rd in Youth BA @ Worlds
And lastly Hudson is currently ranked 1st in the world for Cadet EV. This highlight may be part of the 2019 season but it still deserves to be recognized.
Hudson is half blind and still kicks butt out there which amazes me as well. He shows everyone he can do whatever everyone else’s dogs can do too. I love him so much.❤️
I cannot wait to see what the 2019 season brings us!
Kuiper's grandpa is 12 in this video(!!), which we made in December 2017. Since August 2012, @cochiti_whippet has held the Guinness World Record for farthest jump by a dog in a dock jumping competition (31 ft, 9.44 m.)
On this day in 1955, the Guinness Book of Records was first published in Great Britain. The idea for the book was sparked by a fierce argument between Sir Hugh Beaver, managing director of Guinness Brewery, and his friends at a hunting party. Lacking smartphones, they were unable to determine whether the red grouse or the golden plover was the speedier game bird. Sir Hugh did some research upon returning home but couldn't find the answer. He thus decided to make his own "pub trivia" book, hiring twin journalists Ross and Norris McWhirter to do the research.
Proving that some things never change, Guinness Magazine revealed in 1976, "When writing to an expert they did not ask for a direct bit of information, but stated a fact that they figured might be close enough to being right and asked the expert to correct it. 'We found that people who have a total resistance to giving information often have an irresistible desire to correct other people's impressions.'"
The initial plan was to distribute the book for free as part of a marketing effort for Guinness (the beverage.) The first thousand copies were given away, but the book became such a hit that Hugh, Ross and Norris decided to start selling it. Orders began pouring in and the first American version came out the following year.
The rest is largely history; over 138 million copies have since been sold. As for the grouse vs. plover debate, it was eventually settled but it took 35 years. In 1989 the red grouse was officially declared the winner with "recorded burst speeds up to 92.8-100.8 kph/58-63 mph over very short distances."
Here's hoping Kuiper can follow in Grandpa Cochiti's footsteps!
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Took Nova to try the #dockdogs dock and he gave it his best shot 😂❤️
Another super fun and exciting day at K9 Central, Pet Resort, Training & Spa Inc ! .
❤️Lager earned a 2nd Place Senior Division. Medal, and also had a Master Division jump today! He finished 4th overall in EV with a grab of 6’2”! .
💚Hooch earned a 1st Place Elite Division medal, and finished 3rd overall in EV with a grab of 6’6”! .
💫🥃Wish’s longest jump of the weekend is still 7’ (that’s $70 so far earned for @pointerrescue_org !!) we found out today that Wish does not “wish” to jump in the rain...haha! It began to rain while we were on the dock, and she chose to save her energy for a sunny day! .
💛💖Limoncello and Margarita did a great job of looking pretty and getting some beauty rest between walks around the competition grounds. They are both signed up to get a much-deserved massage tomorrow from Marti at @pawztherapy ! .
🎥Enjoy the video of Lager making a nice EV grab in his @sportdogfood suit made by Kim at @superflysuits !
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