Jump for Freedom Dock Dogs at Freedom Festival
After you attend the Jump for Freedom Dock Dogs event at the Freedom Festival, you’ll never think of fetching quite the same. Are you curious? You may find yourself looking for a hotel near the Jump for Freedom Dock Dogs event at the Freedom Festival, so just save yourself time and book your rooms with us at Fairfield Inn & Suites Cedar Rapids, Iowa – we’re just three miles from this event.
If you want to watch Jump for Freedom at this year’s Freedom Festival, you’ll find yourself at Kirkwood Community College at 6301 Kirkwood Boulevard SW in Cedar Rapids, just three miles from Fairfield Inn & Suites Cedar Rapids, your hotel near the Freedom Festival’s Jump for Freedom with Dock Dogs. Dock Dogs markets its events as the world’s premier canine aquatics competition.
Yes, aquatics. Dogs compete in several canine sports that all include water.
Yes, competition. For dogs who love to play, jump and swim, Dock Dogs provide exciting opportunities for your canine to compete.
And yes, world. The US, Canada, Australia and England all host Dock Dogs events.
The competitions will take place from 9 am to 6 pm each day. Go here http://www.freedomfestival.com/Freedom-Festival/Events/20130621/259/Jump-for-Freedom-Dock-Dogs.aspx to review each day’s schedule.
Want to participate?Think your pooch has what it takes? Are you going to pre-register your dog? Go to dockdogs.com where you’ll find everything you need.
More about those competitions.Like we said, there are four areas: Big Air, Extreme Vertical, Speed Retrieval and Iron Dog.
Big Air is a long jump, starting on the 40-foot dock that ends at the long end of a pool. The handler throws a toy out over the water and the dog runs and jumps into the water for the toy. The jump is measured from the end of the dock to where the dog’s tail breaks the water.
Extreme Vertical is – you guessed it – a high jump for dogs. Like Big Air, the Extreme Vertical utilizes the first 20 feet of the dock for the dog’s start with the “prize” of a toy hanging out eight feet from the end of the dock. The jump begins at 4’6” and raises by 2” increments till there’s a winner.
Speed Retrieval is all about speed. When the light turns green the dog is released to race across 20 feet of the dock, jump into the water and swim for the bumper toy at the other end of the pool. As soon as the dog pulls the toy from its bracket the timer stops.
Finally, the Iron Dog competition, for those canines at the top of all the games: Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieval. Every dog entered in the Iron Dog has its best times from all three events totaled to determine the Iron Dog winner.
And here’s the best link: visit the dockdogs YouTube site for more canine aquatic excitement than you can stand: http://www.youtube.com/user/DockDogsOfficial/videos. Then book your rooms with us at your fave hotel near the Jump for Freedom weekend, Fairfield Inn & Suites Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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