Lenny did AWESOME!!!
Here are some pics of Lenny from his first ever EV Competition on Saturday. EV (Extreme Vertical) is the high jump portion of the event. A bumper is suspended by magnet on a rigging over the pool – it is 8ft out from the end of the dock & the height can range from 5ft to over 7ft. Check out the Alien Dog!!
Lenny started at the mandatory 5 feet and jumped to 6 feet 2 inches!!! Rebel won the event with a jump of 6 feet 4 inches. Rebel also was allowed to jump again for a Personal Best score & successfully jumped 6ft 8in !!
Lenny put in an incredible effort . . . .he jumped 13 times in a row (including 4 jumps in practice right before the competition) and this was after jumping in 2 Big Air waves (the long distance jumps) earlier in the day (2 jumps in each wave, plus practice jumps). From the 5ft height, the height of the bumper increased 2in at a time.
And . . . . . . . . . . . . we may have qualified to go to the World Championships in Minnesota in July!!! (don’t know when we’ll find out for sure) Can you believe it??!!!! I am thrilled to pieces!
In case you didn't hear the distance for his second jump, it was 19ft 2in!!! I am so proud of him!! What a guy!!! He never ceases to amaze me!!!
The competitors at Dock Dog events are such a nice group of people – very helpful, supportive, and friendly. One fella from the U.S., Bill Helfer, really helped me a lot with Lenny in EV & was really impressed with Lenny’s efforts. He thinks Lenny can jump another 6in with some training & practice. Joanne, with Rebel, was also very helpful & they were both so kind and encouraging.
So, we are next off to an event in Michigan May 24-25th . . . .the Michigan Dog Bowl; it is a qualifier for Worlds & will be a great experience for us & a chance to get in some practice.
Cathie put Chic in the wave on Sun. at the Cottage Life Show. Chic is getting a little braver about jumping. She had some good practices & jumped 3ft 9in and 1ft 6in in her waves on Sunday. Cathie was quite pleased with her b/c she actually pushed off for her 3ft + jump instead of going ker-plunk into the pool. She's an official Dock Dog!!