Hey there Dog Town! It’s time for another episode of Radio DockDogs! In this episode we’re excited to have had a chance to interview two World Record holding handlers, with more than one dog each holding / have held World Records! Last, but not least, Jim chats with Grant Reeves to talk about some exciting new opportunities in the sport!
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First up we will hear from a handler who Jim Zelasko describes as a “grandpa” of DockDogs®, Tom Dropik. Tom has been involved since the beginning of the sport — a World Record holder, avid competitor, and influential member of the sport! Tom traveled all the way from Minnesota with his two Black Labrador Retrievers, RJ and Remi to take part at the Medina County Fair in Ohio! Tom and Remi competed as part of the Iron Dog Championships in 2012 at the Nevada Wild Fest and hopes to secure an invitation for this incredible special televised event in 2013!
Next up we’ll hear from Tony Lampert, all the way from Missouri at the Medina County Fair! Tony, also a longstanding competitor brought two outstanding dogs out for competition – Griz, his 1 year old Belgian Malinois, and Baxter, his 6 year old Belgian Malinois to see if they could re-claim the Extreme Vertical World Record by grabbing a minimum of a 8’6″ jump. Tony & Baxter also competed at the Iron Dog Championships in 2012 at the Nevada Wild Fest. Griz has an amazing backstory with his recovery from bloat and his performance after that you most certainly have to hear about.
Last but not least you’ll hear from Grant regarding some incredible news for DockDogs that we’re thrilled to announce. DockDogs® is growing by leaps and bounds, soaring into new and exciting heights!
Thank you to Heart of Texas DockDogs for sharing last weeks episode of Radio DockDogs to their Facebook page! Heart of Texas DockDogs was founded in September of 2009, serving South Texas and the surrounding area. Heart of Texas has an Affiliated Club event coming up on September 20 – 21 in Karnes City at the Lonesome Dove Festival and an upcoming National Event at Discovery Green in Houston, TX September 27-29th! Heart of Texas is especially fortunate as a club and individual Dock Dogg-ers as they have the Meadowlake Pet Resort & Training Center in Houston, an official DockDogs Sanctioned Facility.
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