DOCKDOGS AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES NEW MANAGER OF AFFILIATED PROGRAMS FOR THE LAND DOWN UNDER

Trudi DockDogs AustraliaDockDogs® Inc., the Worldwide Sanctioning body and leader in event production for Canine Water Sports competitions has appointed Trudi van de Wint as the new Manager of Affiliated programs beginning February 1st, 2016.   Trudi van de Wint will be heading up the Sanctioned Facility and Affiliate Club programs across Australia as a part of the DockDogs® expansion program.

Trudi joins the DockDogs® Worldwide Management Team with a plethora of experience. In 2013, she helped start Sydney City DockDogs and she continues to act in the capacity of event manager and certified judge for most events in that region.  She has also been a member of DockDogs Australia for the past three years and recently was instrumental in setting up better communication processes and transitions between the Worldwide and Australia office programs.

Vicki Tighe, Director Of Affiliate Programs Worldwide, is excited about Trudi joining the DockDogs® management team and commented that, “As a result of Trudi’s recent yet overwhelming attachment to canine watersports starting back in 2013 when she helped start the Sydney City DockDogs, she quickly advanced her abilities and skill sets and has been acting in the capacity of event manager and certified judge over the last 2 years.”  Vicki also noted that, “Recently DockDogs® Australia has begun executing an expansion plan and Trudi has been instrumental in assisting with setting up transitions for the growth and expansion between Worldwide and Australia.”

In 2015, Trudi built Central Coast DockDogs® from the ground up; gaining experience in business start-up, permitting, dock construction, pool set up, and pool equipment. As Manager of Affiliated Programs for DockDogs® Australia, Trudi will be heading up the Sanctioned Facility and Affiliate Club programs in the land down under and joins the already growing program being organized and operated under Australia’s very own renowned Dog Trainer, Farmer Dave.

David Graham, more commonly known as “Farmer Dave”, President of DockDogs Australia, stated that, “Trudi will be tasked with working with the existing clubs and sanctioned facilities to incorporate more of the worldwide policies and procedures along with, working diligently to bring on line more affiliate clubs and sanctioned facilities across this great country.  In addition, not only is Trudi looking forward to helping me and DockDogs Australia take the Affiliate Programs to the next level, but she will also be sourcing new venues and hosts for our National event circuit.”

For contact Information: Call  ‪0414644529 or email at ‪Trudi.vandewint@dockdogs.com

About DockDogs®

DockDogs® is the independent governing and sanctioning body for regional, national and international canine aquatic 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 www.dockdogs.com or check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/officialdockdogs.  

 

DockDogs Worldwide Appoints Melissa Doren as DockDogs Canadian Regional Rep

DockDogs® Inc., the Worldwide Sanctioning body and leader in event production for Canine Water Sports competitions has appointed Melissa Doren as the DockDogs® Canadian Regional Rep

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Melissa Doren at the 2015 DockDogs World Championships

Melissa Doren brings with her nearly 7 years of DockDogs® competitor experience and 3 years as a former President and Director of the Ontario DockDogs® Affiliated Club in Ontario, Canada serving from 2011 to 2013.  Melissa is also a long-standing DockDogs® Worldwide member, a long-standing member of the Ontario DockDogs® Affiliated Club and has both qualified and competed at the DockDogs® World Championships multiple times.  When Melissa is not on the DockDogs® Dock she’s working as a registered veterinary technician (RVT) at an emergency and referral clinic in the Toronto, Ontario area.

“Melissa’s dedication to the sport, experience in growing DockDogs® in the region and welcoming attitude towards new competitors, venues, and hosts will be an asset to her new role within DockDogs® across Canada”, commented Vicki Tighe, Director of Affiliated Programs for DockDogs® Worldwide.  “With our ongoing expansion of DockDogs® throughout Ontario and towards each coastline across Canada, Melissa will now be in a position to guide new clubs and facilities though the process of becoming affiliated or sanctioned by the Worldwide Organization.  And at the same time, she will also work hand in hand with the valuable volunteers of the current clubs and facility owners to grow the sport and the number of events, competitors and competitions in their regions.”

For contact information: melissa.doren@dockdogs.com

About DockDogs®

DockDogs® is the independent governing and sanctioning body for regional, national and international canine aquatic 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 www.dockdogs.com or check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/officialdockdogs 

DockDogs Worldwide Appoints Sean Swearinger to the New Position of Operations Manager

DockDogs® Inc., the Worldwide Sanctioning body and leader in event production for Canine Water Sports competitions is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Sean Swearinger as their new Operations Manager.

Sean Swearinger DockDogsWhile this is a new position within the DockDogs® Worldwide program, Mr. Swearinger is not new to the Canine Aquatics industry or the events production business.  His experience encompasses an extensive 7-year background in the events production industry with technical, business, marketing and hands-on programming experience in addition to being an Event Manager and certified DockDogs® Judge.  Sean has over 124 DockDogs® events in his portfolio within the past 3 years and in his new role, Sean will continue as an event manager and from time to time execute other event crew roles at events.  He will now also be responsible for reviewing existing processes and procedures, and  will identify new and ongoing operational needs and evaluate new tools and processes to fill these needs along with being a liaison between the event crew and upper management teams.

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Sean Swearinger (left) at 2015 DockDogs World Championships

“I couldn’t be more pleased with this announcement,” says Grant Reeves, CEO of DockDogs® Worldwide.  “Sean brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this newly formed position,” said Reeves. “His experience and knowledge of our events, the transportation of our equipment and rigs, along with his technical skill set will support DockDogs® mission to serve the needs of its customers and community even better than we have managed in the past.”

Sean Swearinger, who started supplying event services to DockDogs® in 2013, holds a certification in Microsoft certified systems engineering and computer systems and has a 2-year undergraduate college course for Business Administration.

About DockDogs®

DockDogs® is the independent governing and sanctioning body for regional, national and international canine aquatic 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 www.dockdogs.com or check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/officialdockdogs 

Radio DockDogs Episode 100 – #BLUEDockDogs & Much More

Radio DockDogs is here and we’re thrilled to announce that with the dedication and support of Jim Zelasko, the host and creator of Radio DockDogs we’ve now released 100 episode of the podcast! Be sure to check out the Radio DockDogs Archives to catch up on past episodes and be sure to congratulate & thank Jim Zelasko for his dedication to the program!

In this episode, we’ll hear from Grant Reeves, CEO of DockDogs® as he chats with Jim about the Regional Championships.

We’re also very enthused to announce the launch of the hashtag #BLUEDockDogs we’re using with Blue Buffalo, and we want you to share your DockDogs® and Blue Buffalo photos and videos on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter using the hashtag #BlueDockDogs in your posts online.

Be sure to follow Blue Buffalo online and share your photos and videos using the hashtag #BlueDockDogs for others to see and enjoy!

ZUKE’S® FUELS THE LEAP WITH DOCKDOGS® SPONSORSHIP

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ZUKE’S® FUELS THE LEAP WITH DOCKDOGS® SPONSORSHIP
Company Supports Dock Diving Events Nationwide with Multi-Dock Sponsorship

DURANGO, CO (April 15, 2015) –

Zuke’s® , a Colorado-based manufacturer of natural, wholesome dog treats, has teamed up with DockDogs®, the premier competitive dock jumping performance sport for dogs of any shape, size or breed, to promote, enhance and support the increasingly popular sport of dock diving.  Zuke’s® is sponsoring two 40-foot competition docks at 50 events nationwide as part of their support of the 2015 tour.

Now in its fifteenth year, DockDogs® draws 3.5 million spectators to its 230 sanctioned events throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Zuke’s® sponsorship of this sport underscores the brand’s devotion to supporting the canine-parent bond that is established and nurtured through training and quality time together.

“DockDogs® brings together such passionate dog lovers, dedicated to staying active and healthy with their pups, that we are thrilled to be able to support the organization at a national level for the second year in a much bigger way,” said Chris Meiering, Director of Innovation for Zuke’s®. “We wish each competitor a successful year and look forward to seeing you all at the dock!”

“DockDogs® is thrilled to partner with Zuke’s® as this is a great fit with our canine aquatics program,” said Grant Reeves, CEO for DockDogs® Worldwide. “Zuke’s® dedication to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for your canine companion aligns well with the mission of DockDogs®.” Grant remarked “DockDogs® was excited to have the opportunity to partner with Zuke’s®  to “Fuel The Leap” together in 2014. We have several unique and fun contests planned for competitors and spectators to take part in both at live events and continuing online throughout 2015, be sure to stay tuned to dockdogs.com and facebook.com/officialdockdogs for more information!”

About Zuke’s®

Located in Durango, Colorado, Zuke’s® is a leader in the natural pet treat category. Named after founder Patrick Meiering’s beloved Labrador Retriever, Zuke’s® has been powered by passionate pet lovers for 20 years. The Zuke’s® team is driven by the joy that comes from exploring with their dogs and from the pursuit of a healthier life that makes pets and people happier. Creating treats with only the finest natural ingredients and no harsh additives or preservatives has been a priority at Zuke’s® since day one. All of Zuke’s® products, with the exception of the new Genuine Jerky featuring 100% grass-fed beef from New Zealand, are made in the USA. The company’s unwavering commitment to product purity and quality helped Zuke’s® become a successful, sustainable, and philanthropic business. Zuke’s® donates a portion of all sales to The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund (DCCF).  For more information, visit www.zukes.com and learn more about pet nutrition at The Dog Blog. You can also find Zuke’s®  on Facebook and Twitter.  

About DockDogs®

DockDogs® is the independent governing and sanctioning body for regional, national and international canine aquatic 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 www.dockdogs.com or check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/officialdockdogs 

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DOCKDOGS ANNOUNCES THE SCHEELS® SPORTSMENS’ TOUR AS ANOTHER ROAD TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Medina, OH – DockDogs®, in association with SCHEELS®, is pleased to announce the signing of a multi-store location Tour for 2015!

DockDogs® will launch the “SCHEELS Sportsman Tour” with the inaugural event for this year starting at the Iowa City store in Coralville, IA on July 10 & 11, 2015. The additional dates and store locations include:

  • July 18 – 19, 2015 in West Des Moines, IA
  • July 25 – 26, 2015 in Great Falls, MT
  • July 31 – August 1, 2015 in Fargo, ND
  • August 7 – 8, 2015 in Bismarck, ND
  • August 8 – 9, 2015 in Billings, MT
  • August 21 – 22. 2-15 in Sioux City, IA
  • August 21 – 23, 2015 in Overland Park, KS
  • August 28 – 30, 2015 in Springfield, IL
  • August 29 – 30, 2015 in Lincoln, NE
  • September 26 – 27, 2015 in Eau Claire, WI

“The DockDogs Sportsmens’ Tour at the SCHEELS stores will bring new found excitement to Mid-West Region, states Brian Sharenow, Director of Operations for DockDogs Inc. With the addition of DockDogs to the Scheels Expos comes heightened exposure for both our organization and for the sport itself in some new markets for us as well as increased exposure in some key markets we now get a chance to return to at a different time of the year. We are excited to provide a series of competition venues tied to the Expos that both the DockDogs Teams and fans can enjoy.” Sharenow also states, “This will be the next launch pad for an alternative qualifying opportunity for the competitors who strive to secure an invitation to the coveted DockDogs World Championships.

As each Team takes to the dock, they will be vying to qualify for an invitation to the 2015 DockDogs® World Championships in each DockDogs® discipline including all the specialty divisions.

Grant Reeves, CEO for DockDogs Worldwide highlights, “In order to be considered for the SCHEELS Series you must have attended a minimum of (2) of the 2015 DockDogs SCHEELS Series events (separate event locations).”

Upon completion of the above noted requirements as of October 15th, 2015, the top ranked team within each Division of each Discipline (Big Air; Speed Retrieve; Extreme Vertical & Iron Dog) will receive an invitation to the 2015 DockDogs® World Championships. This includes the Specialty Divisions (Youth Handler; Lap Dog; Veteran Dog; Legend Dog).  Rankings are based on a team’s best two qualifying scores within each discipline of all 2015 Scheels events they have attended up to October 15th, 2015 (i.e. there will be individual rankings for one top score per event for Big Air, Speed Retrieve, Extreme Vertical & Iron Dog).”

Reeves goes on to say, “We have been working in association with SCHEELS for the past few months to develop this new Series as a natural extension to the tremendous support our sport receives in the Mid-west. We are excited about this new support from SCHEELS as our sport would not be able to achieve the targeted growth we are consistently being able to realize from year to year in that region. The unique feature of this series is that it is structured in such a format that allows for both the audience and the Teams to follow the progression of DockDogs competition in this series.”

About DockDogs®
DockDogs® is the independent governing and sanctioning body for regional, national and international Canine Aquatic 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 www.dockdogs.com or Like us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/officialdockdogs.