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Pet Life in Scarborough hosts dock dogs jumping and diving event
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This year's Pet Life Anniversary event will be host to the high flying action of DockDogs® the independent governing and sanctioning body for dock jumping and dock diving canine performance sports.  The exciting and crowd drawing action will be taking place at Pet Life in Scarborough (at the corner of Payne Rd and Haigis Pkwy; Exit 42 off 95 - formerly The Kennel Shop), so make sure to come see this weekend event and experience the fastest growing sport for canines in North America: DockDogs!

Throughout the weekend DockDogs® will present the Big Air® Wave, Extreme Vertical® and Speed Retrieve® Competitions. The Big Air® competition features dogs running down a 40' dock and diving into a pool of water to be judged electronically for the length of their jump. The Extreme Vertical® competition is a "High Jump" for dogs as they lunge to snag a "bumper" suspended in the air. With each grab, the height increases in 2-inch increments until only one dog is crowned king. Rounding out the action is Speed Retrieve® - where the dogs are put on the clock to see how fast they can run down the dock, jump into the water, swim to the end of the pool and retrieve an object which is held by a modified extender arm.

The competitions are open to everyone. Teams are made up of one dog (any breed, size or shape, over the age of 6 months) and one handler (over age 7). There is even a Junior Handler class for those between the ages of 7-14.

A link to the DockDogs pre-registration page is available on, or you can register on-site at the beginning of each day. DockDogs® is the independent governing and sanctioning body for regional, national and international dock jumping performance sports. DockDogs® establishes the rules and standards of the sport, tracks results and records and supports and promotes the growth of its athletes, events, spectators, and sponsors. For additional information visit



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