2023 Dock Jumping

June 10 and 11, 2023

PASA held  Dock Jumping trials on Saturday and Sunday, June 10/11 at  Stunt Dog Academy in French Camp, CA.  They have a  pool and dock with a shaded entrance and a large field to crate in and walk around with your dog.   There was free RV parking and a real bathroom.  We had three RVs taking advantage of that.  We were even given a plug for electricity
Six launches were offered each day.    Open dock was offered before and in between the launches.  Our judge was Didi McElroy from Lathrop, CA.  She gave wanted advice and cheered you on to make a personal best

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.  

dogs participated in the launches. It was great weather for dock jumping with sunshine and temperatures that only went up into the low 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: Maggie Guthrie

Saturday Results         Sunday Results
Launch 1                      Launch 7
Launch 2                      Launch 8
                                   Launch 3 &4                 Launch 9                  
   Launch 5                     Launch 10
   Launch 6                      Launch 11
                                      Launch 12