Radio DockDogs Episode 32 – Live Interviews from Golden Fest


It’s our second interview from the road on Radio DockDogs from the road — this time at the Golden Fest at this past weekends Aqua Dog Sports Sanctioned Facility event! In this episode Jim chats with Kathleen Kawla & Frank Preda about their journey into DockDogs and all the fun they have with Trey & Nicky on the dock! We close things out with a short session with Vicki Tighe, owner of Aqua Dog Sports and DockDogs Affiliate Program Director, for reminders about the B.A.A.R.K. Foundation Silent Auction, Golden Paw Awards sign-ups, 30 second club videos and a NEW VIDEO we’re putting together!

To keep this short and sweet let’s get on with the show…!


With so many rescue dogs in the community we want to recognize all of the incredible homes we, as handlers, have brought the dogs home to and their accomplishments on the Dock. If you have a rescue dog that’s a Titled DockDog or actively working towards a Title we want to receive your photo! We’re ecstatic to be able to bring this video to the World Championships Golden Paw Awards in 2013! Please email your photos to [cryptex][/cryptex] for inclusion in the video to be played at the Golden Paw Awards!

GOLDEN PAW AWARDS GALA – B.A.A.R.K. Foundation Silent Auction

DockDogs Golden Paw Awards

With the Golden Paw Awards Gala open for registration with early bird discounted prices [PDF DOWNLOAD] we’re thrilled to share new ways to get involved! The B.A.A.R.K. Foundation is hosting a Silent Auction as part of the gala festivities and there’s definitely some cool items to bid on that of course support a great cause! We’ve asked that each club donate a basket that represents your club. Whether it’s items from your sponsor(s), drawings / paintings from members, photo donations from a photographer that is attending the World Championships, sculptures, club merchandise, or any other items that can be auctioned off to support your fellow handlers in their time of need with the assistance of B.A.A.R.K. Foundation financial support. Please contact Tina at [cryptex][/cryptex] for more information.


As part of the Golden Paw Awards Gala we’re ecstatic to showcase the DockDogs Affiliated Clubs as part of a 30 second video submission! If you’ve been around DockDogs long enough you may have seen this as part of the National Championships, we’re happy to bring it back as part of the 1st ever Golden Paw Awards Gala! If you haven’t seen an example of the club videos we’ve included one below for you and your club members to check out for some ideas. Be sure to check out the submission guidelines below to ensure we receive your clubs video! This is a super fun opportunity to showcase your club, events and members to the whole community at the Golden Paw Awards Gala, don’t miss out!

Club Video Submission Instructions & Guidelines

  1. To submit your video open your web browser and type in in your address bar
  2. Click “Sign in”
  3. Email address: [cryptex][/cryptex]
  4. Password: dogscanfly1
  5. Upload video in the folder CLUB VIDEOS (WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS), VIDEOS MUST BE 300mb or less to utilize Dropbox. If the videos are larger than 300mb please contact Brian “BK” King (the author of this post) at [cryptex][/cryptex] for alternate arrangements.
  6. Videos must be received no later than October 30, 2013
  7. Videos must be in one of the following file formats: .AVI, .MPEG, .MPG, .AVCHD, .WMV, .MOV
  8. Videos / Photos / Audio / Music must be family friendly
  9. Videos MUST be 30 seconds or less


Don’t forget to vote for the People’s Choice Awards that take place as part of the GPA’s, the deadline is October 18th @ 11:59pm EST. Full details can be found online at the People’s Choice Awards page.

If you’re wondering for whom you should vote be sure to check out our nomination guide!


  2013 DockDogs People’s Choice Awards Nominees Descriptions by dockdogs


SoCal DockDogs

Thank you to SoCal DockDogs for sharing a recent episode of Radio DockDogs to their Facebook page! SoCal DockDogs was established in June 2009 and is a great group of handlers that is always there to help new handlers get involved with training online and offline! Be sure to stop by their Facebook page and “LIKE” it, visit the website and of course the DockDogs website as this club hosts monthly practices in Southern California!