Aquatic Canine Event to Span September Weekend

DOG DAZE @ Village Green presented by TDS will be a 3 Day Festival of fun, food, shopping and competition!

SHOP FARRAGUT and Town of Farragut have teamed up with Smoky Mountain Dock Dogs & Ricki’s Pet Depot to bring a nationally sanctioned regional canine aquatics competition of DOCK DOGS INTERNATIONAL (http://dockdogs.com/) to the Village Green Shopping Center parking lot Friday September 15 through Sunday the 17th.

 

DockDogs was established in 2000; its first event was at the ESPN 2000 Great Outdoor Games competition.  This event will attract dog owners from across the Southeast.  Upwards of 40 competitors at this Farragut event will be able to gain qualifying points towards attendance at the World Championships, which coincidently will be held in Knoxville at the Civic Center October 25 through 29.  If you have never witnessed this – expect the unexpected! http://www.dockdogs.com.  First Utility District is a major sponsor supplying over 27,000 gallons of fresh Tennessee River water to fill the pool for the weekend.

 

The festivities will start on Friday evening with a FREE local dog owner “Pooch Plunge!”  If your puppy has never tried a Dock-Dive, this is your opportunity to try the DockDog experience.  Between 4 and 7pm, members of the Smoky Mountain DockDogs will assist area pet lovers with their introduction to the sport.  If anyone is interested in entering their dog, (all breeds accepted) in the competition, they can email dd_admin@dockdogs.com or call the office at 330-241-4975.

 

Actual competitions will commence on Saturday.  Between qualifying rounds, spectators can shop the Village Green shopping center, visit the merchants on-site, mingle with pet food suppliers, plus get food & drink at the beer garden while watching College Football, (especially the UT-FL game) in the Event Tent on the Big Screens.

 

The final rounds of competition and awards will take place Sunday afternoon.

The complete Event Schedule:

Fri Sept 15, 2017

Onsite Registration/ Practice – 4:00 pm

Try DockDogs with the “Pooch Plunge” – 4:00-7:00 pm

Sat Sept 16, 2017

Onsite Registration/ Practice – 9:00 am

Big Air WAVE # 1 – 10:00 am

Big Air WAVE # 2 – 11:30 am

Big Air WAVE # 3 – 1:00 pm

Big Air WAVE # 4 – 2:30 pm

Extreme Vertical (All in one) – 4:30 pm

Sun Sept 17, 2017

Onsite Registration/ Practice – 11:00 am

Big Air WAVE # 5 – 12:00 pm Speed Retrieve (All in one Finals) – 1:30 pm

Big Air Finals start at 3:00 pm (Pro, Semi-Pro, Contender & Amateur Finals)

Event Format: Outdoor Big Air®, Extreme Vertical®, Speed RetrieveTM, and Iron Dog Rankings

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