Thursday, July 31, 2014

Developments, Medical Status and Upcoming Tourn

Disc Dog, Vader, Baseball Game Demonstration

It's been a while since our last update and we have some developments, news and an update on an upcoming event...

A few weeks ago we had a Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate event that we took part in, where Vader participated in the OPEN and PRO divisions with myself and Amy.  And considering how much we do with him on a daily basis, this was a quiet day.

The next day we took part in a "Frisbee Dog" demonstration out in San Rafael at a minor league baseball game and that was fun.  Vader and I had one of our best freestyle rounds ever. And to be honest, to hear the stands full of people go "Ohhh!" during one of Vader's infamous high flying catches was quite the rush.

Vader "Frisbee Dog" demonstration in San Rafael

Again, we kept it somewhat sedate and as days go, we didn't quite do as much with him as we might on a regular day at home.

Then that night right after dinner, (July 13), Vader starting limping pretty badly and holding up his leg when standing still and that changed our routine instantly.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Vader's Diving Day and Upcoming Plans

Here's a quick update on Vader's Splash Dogs event, and what's he up to over the next few weekends...


Well, Vader tackled his first Splash Dogs competition out in Hollister, and it was fun and disappointing all at once.

We "won" a ribbon for farthest jump in the "Splash" division.  That's the shortest jump division there is.  But we had the shortest jump of the day in that round, and we were the only dog in the division.

Boo ya!

Our next round out, we jumped too far for the "Splash" division and didn't do too hot in the next division up.  As far as we can tell.

The day was a little short of our expectations, but hey, practice makes perfect.  Right? And we're a DISC DOG!


With our first experience of Dock Diving competition out of our way, we're moving on to what we do best... disc chasing fun!

Saturday, Jul 12:  Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate tourney in San Ramon.

Sunday, Jul 13: Disc Dog Demo team appearance in San Rafeal;

Saturday, Jul 19: Disc Dog Demo team, NILES Dog Show, in Fremont.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Vader's Upcoming SPLASH DOGS Event on July Fifth

Vader Dock Diving practice in Hollister

In case anyone is wondering what Vader will be up to this upcoming July 4th holiday weekend, he plans on keeping it cool and doing some dock diving in a Splash Dogs event this upcoming weekend.

The "UKC Sanctioned Splash Dogs Dock Diving Competition" will be taking place on July 4 through 6, with preliminaries on Friday and Saturday, and early Sunday and finals on Sunday afternoon.

The schedule for the dock diving event looks like this:

Fri Jul 04
Registration opens - 9AM
Open Practice Dock - 9AM
Splash 1 - 10:00 am
Splash 2 - 12:00 pm
Splash 3 - 2:00 pm
Splash 4 - 4:00 pm
Dock Closes - 6PM

Sat Jul 05
Registration opens - 9AM
Open Practice Dock - 9AM
Splash 5 - 10:00 am        <---- Vader's scheduled splash
Splash 6 - 12:00 pm        <---- Vader's scheduled splash
Splash 7 - 2:00 pm
Super Vertical - 4:00 pm
Dock Closes - 6PM

Sun Jul 06
Registration opens - 9AM
Open Practice Dock - 9AM
Splash 8 - 10:00 am
Splash 9 - 12:00 pm
Finals - 2:00 pm
Dock Closes - 6PM