Miracle on DockDogs Street – 2nd Place Ginger McBride

In May of 2011, I attended my first DockDogs event in North Vernon, Indiana, with 2 of my dogs – Summit and Grit. Little did I know the vast impact that this organization and the people involved with it would subsequently have on my life. That event was the first time my Malinois, Grit, had … Continued

DockDogs Big Air® Training Tips with Kristi Baird

Kristi Baird of Puget Sound DockDogs has put together a great video for training in DockDogs Big Air®! Whether you’re a long time competitor, or just getting started, this is a resource you should not miss! What are your favorite tips, techniques, and lessons for competing in the original DockDogs® discipline?

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What do DockDogs® and Down syndrome advocacy have in common? It may sound like a joke, but the answer is not only serious, it’s downright inspiring. Both DockDogs® and Down syndrome advocacy happen to be the passion of Dave Skoletsky of Stoughton, the Owner of Sit Means Sit dog training, Dave has managed to parlay these … Continued

The Beginnings of a Youth Handler

For those of you who don’t know me I am a Canadian Youth Handler named Toni and I jump my black lab Riley. You may have seen me as a quiet competitor following my dad around all day or an extremely loud crazy person. In that case I was with the Bacon’s and if you … Continued

Handler Highlights: Nancy Akin

For this installment of the Handler Highlights series we interviewed Nancy Akin and team 4 Dawg Flite. She is also in charge of Dixie DockDogs publicity. Nancy has been a part of the DockDogs community since June of 2008 where she attended her first event at the AFLAC Outdoor Games. She has been a die … Continued

Handler Highlights: Sozio Family

The Sozio family is the second in our Handler Highlights series. One aspect of DockDogs® that is so great is that the family can come together and all have a blast with their dogs. Steve and his wife Heather and their son James have two dogs in their family. The whole family handles Twister who … Continued

Handler Highlight: Susan Barnes

Susan Barnes is our handler of the week.  We wanted to spotlight Susan since she has been part of the DockDogs® family for 8 years.  Tanner first started to jump with Susan at the America’s River Festival in Dubuque, IA in 2005.  Tanner is a 12.10 year old German shorthair pointer. Tanner is an Elite … Continued