Poage Landing Days 2016 will be the site of Woofstock a DockDogs Dock Jumping competition during the Poage Landing Days celebration, with three days of exciting competition. Sure to provide great spectator appeal during the event, handler and dog teams will compete for cash, ribbons and prizes.

Kentucky DockDogs dock diving events dazzle spectators with high-flying canine athleticism and puts on a show like no other. A variety of competitions are held throughout each day where dogs compete in Big Air, Extreme Vertical, and Speed Retrieve!

This event at Poage Landing Days will be full of fun! Spectators will have the opportunity to cheer on all levels of teams, from new to experienced, as they splashdown into the big blue swimming pool. As a special treat, the 2014 World Big Air Champion Kentucky DockDogs member Tim Kinder and Casey will be participating in the weekend’s events, also competing will be 7 teams from Kentucky DockDogs that have already been invited to participate in the 2015 World Championships in Iowa.

Dog owners are invited to bring any dog over the age of 6 months that loves the water and enjoys playing fetch—regardless of breed, size, shape, or ability. All dogs are welcome, and those new to the sport can introduce their dogs to this fast- growing sport, and get tips on coaching and encouraging their pooches from Kentucky DockDogs members.

Big Air is the long jump equivalent for canine athletes. At speeds over 20 mph, Big Air dogs catapult off the end of a 40-foot dock into a 28,000-gallon pool to retrieve a floatable object, like their favorite toy. Jump distances are measured from the end of the dock to where the base of the dog’s tail breaks the water.

Extreme Vertical is a high jump contest in which the dog launches upward in order to knock down a bumper suspended over the water. Runs are shorter, and speed is reduced in order to achieve maximum height about 8 feet from the dock.

Speed Retrieve is a sport where teams race against the clock. Each competing dog runs, jumps, swims, and retrieves an object located on an extender at the end of the pool, at a distance of 58 feet from the starting block on the dock.

EVENT WAVE TIMES

Each team will receive two official competition jumps per Wave and practice opportunities during open dock throughout the week.

WOOFSTOCK – EVENT SCHEDULE

Fri. Sep 16, 2016

Onsite Registration/Practice – 02:00 pm

Let’s Try DockDogs – 03:00 pm

Big Air Wave # 1 – 05:30 pm

Big Air Wave # 2 – 06:30 pm

Sat. Sep 17, 2016

Onsite Registration/Practice – 10:00 am

Big Air Wave # 3 – 11:00 am

Big Air Wave # 4 – 01:00 pm

Big Air Wave # 5 – 03:00 pm

Youth Handler Showcase –05:00 pm presented by:

Extreme Vertical (All in one) – 06:30 pm Sun. Sep 18, 2016

Onsite Registration/Practice – 08:00 am

Let’s Try DockDogs – 09:00 am

Big Air Wave # 6 – 11:00 am

Big Air Wave # 7 – 01:00 pm

Speed Retrieve (All in one Finals) – 02:30 pm

Big Air Finals – 03:30 pm (Pro, Semi Pro, Contender & Amateur Finals)

Dogs must be attended and on a leash at all times, except while competing on the dock. No retractable leashes. No females in heat allowed within Kentucky DockDogs arena. For more information on what to bring to a competition, rules and policies, and registration visit www.dockdogs.com, Kentucky DockDogs on facebook or visit Tin Woof Inn - Ashland

For complete DockDog® rules and policies, on-line registration, and additional details on www.dockdogs.com

This event is proudly sponsored by Kings Daughters Medical Center, Tin Woof Inn, and Kentucky Dockdogs