Stone Mountain Park Hosts DockDogs World Championship Qualifier July 25-27

DockDogs at Stone Mountain

Canines Compete in Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve Competitions Friday-Sunday

Georgia’s most visited attraction, Stone Mountain Park, is set to stage three days of canine dock diving competitions at the DockDogs World Championship Qualifier event, July 25-27. The canine aquatic event will take place on Memorial Lawn in a 40-foot pool. The best dog and handler teams will be selected to go on to the DockDogs World Championship.

The upcoming competition at Stone Mountain Park will feature three DockDogs disciplines. The first discipline is Outdoor Big Air  where the dog jumps for distance. The second discipline is Extreme Verticalwhere the dog jumps for height. The final discipline is Speed Retrieve where the dog jumps and swims for the fastest time. More than 150 registrants will participate in the heated event.

According to DockDogs CEO, Grant Reeves, some of the top-ranked dogs in the sport from not only the Southeast, but also other regions of the country will compete for a chance to qualify for the DockDogs World Championship in Dubuque, Iowa, in November. Reeves also says, “This is our third year at Stone Mountain and we expect the event to be another huge success in such a family-friendly environment. Everyone loves dogs and water sports. We are excited about sharing this event with the Atlanta area.”

Guests may bring any dog over six months old to register and try dock diving. DockDogs staff members will be present to welcome newcomers to the sport. On-site registration is available.

What:  DockDogs World Championship Qualifier Event

Who:  Canines and handlers from across the U.S. will compete for a chance to qualify for the DockDogs World Championship.

When:  Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27, 2014, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where:  Memorial Lawn at Stone Mountain Park (a.k.a. “Laser Lawn”)

Tickets:  Event is free with $10 daily parking permit or $35 annual parking permit.

Visuals:   Canines competing/diving into a 40-foot pool on Memorial Lawn in shadow of Stone Mountain.               

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