Western Carolina Diving Dogs 477 Jenkins Rd Waynesville, NC 28785 (3 min off I-40 exit 20)
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RECEIVE 20% OFF @ RED ROOF - USE DISCOUNT CODE: 601833 Does my dog need a title to compete? I'm not a 1st-time competitor, but this is our 1st AAD/UAD Event... What is a Splash? How many Splashes should I sign up for? How will I know if we make the Finals and how do the Finals work? I just want to try it, what do I do? All of those answers plus more, START BY CLICKING HERE (Don't worry, it won't bite!)
YOUR DOG DOES NOT HAVE TO BE UKC REGISTERED TO JUMP AT THIS EVENT...OR ANY OF OUR EVENTS!
This event includes UAD exclusive games: Fetch-It,Chase-It and Catch-It. Our team will hold a demonstration of each game, followed by a hands-on practice session for those who are signed up (or are interested in signing up) before the actual event starts. We will not just throw you out there not knowing what you're doing - we will make every effort possible to teach everyone how to handle your dogs in these great new super fun games! Please note: Fetch-It, Catch-It, & Chase-It are $20 if you pre-register online, and $25 on-site registration.
“FETCH-IT” is a sport that was developed by Milt Wilcox & Bill Richardson, and is only found at Ultimate Air Dogs. It is the horizontal version of a sport called "vertical”. The rigs look very similar, but the outcome is completely opposite, whereby the dogs jump out, and not up... In other words, a very safe alternative, as well as an excellent training tool for distance jumping. Unlike the other "vertical" sports, dogs will not hit the bottom of the pool (risking serious injury) in the game of Fetch-It. UAD has done "vertical" in the past, but when we saw the horrifying footage taken from the underwater camera that we placed at the bottom of the pool specifically out of curiosity to view how the dogs were landing, we immediately cancelled the sport indefinitely, and developed Fetch-It.
In Fetch-It, a bumper is suspended 4ft off the water, and starting at a minimum distance of 10ft out, the dog must knock the bumper out of it’s hold within two trys in order to move to the next level. The bumper is moved out at 1ft increments and the dog that knocks the bumper off at the furthest distance wins. It is not only a sport of endurance and skill, it also helps your dog to jump further in our regular Splashes as it trains his or her muscle memory and improves speed on the dock... and it is only found at Ultimate Air Dogs, and now as seen on TV at the ProPlan Incredible Dog Challenge!!!
“CATCH-IT” is new twist on the Ultimate Distance game (Splash). The winning team is so connected, that if the dog was a person, they would finish each others sentences! Catch-It was invented by our founder Milt Wilcox, and is only played at Ultimate Air Dogs!!! It runs the same way as a SPLASH, where two jumps for each dog are judged by 2 distance points, however the dog MUST catch the object thrown for the jump to count, as opposed to SPLASHES, where only the best jump is the score. The distance is recorded where the dog makes the catch, as well as where the dogs tail lands in the water. Each dog gets 2 back-to-back chances to make their best catch. Then, the jump distances are added together for the score. Not only is it an added challenge for the dog to catch the throw object while in mid-air, it also requires intense concentration, spot-on timing, and strategy from the handler. Catch-It is played by the most highly skilled teams. It is extremely fun to watch, and highly addicting!!!All of our sports have been a huge success for both the dogs and their handlers, as well as the fans that cheer on the dogs!
Jump prices include the use of the dock for practice 1 hour BEFORE the Splash that you are signed up for and as time permits through out the day. If you would like to practice prior to that or after that, please see the secretary to pay for additional practice time.
NEW DOGS PRACTICE: If your dog is an above average swimmer and you just want to learn how to get your dog started in dock diving, or you are just interested in practice and do not want to compete, you can show up at the event and check in with the secretary, pay $10 per day per dog to practice between Splashes, but this is at the discretion of the UAD staff. If our Splashes are full, competitors that need to practice their dogs always come first. You do not need to fill out the form below if you are only interested in practicing.