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UKC PREMIER


Kalamazoo Fairgrounds
2900 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

 

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Does my dog need a title to compete?


I'm not a 1st-time competitor, but this is our 1st 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!)

 

 

SPECIAL NOTES REGARDING THIS EVENT:

 

 

THERE IS NO TITLE REQUIREMENT FOR THIS EVENT!

 

This event will be held on 2 dock/pools that will alternate every hour.

 

If you're doing multiple disciplines while at Premier, and find your schedule more full than you thought, we can easily adjust you into a different Splash or adjust your position in the running order. - space limitations do apply - please see the event secretary.

 

Remember that dock jumping is like the "cake" at a birthday party, so don't make your dog go on a diet at the UKC Premier...LET THEM EAT LOTS OF CAKE!!!

 

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, Catch-It, and Chase-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 $25 if you pre-register online, and $30 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!

 

“CHASE-IT” - is a timed swimming race that ultimately proves which dog is the FASTEST DOG!!!
The dog starts at the waters edge end of the dock, so that the game is played fairly... because it’s about the fastest swimmer, and not about the dog who jumps the furthest. Chase-It is another Ultimate Air Dogs exclusive, that really gets the crowds cheering for the dogs!

 

Please see the full descriptions of our exciting games here!

 

 

 

$25 PRE-REGISTER PER SPLASH;

 

$30 PRE-REGISTER PER CATCH-IT, FETCH-IT, and CHASE-IT.

 

Jump prices include the use of the dock for practice 1 hour BEFORE the Splash that you are signed up for. 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.

 

EVENT SCHEDULE:

 

DOCK 1

THURSDAY, JUNE 15th

Check In & Practice 12PM
Splash 1 1PM
Check In & Practice 2PM
Splash 3 3PM
Check In & Practice 4PM
Splash 5 5PM

FRIDAY, JUNE 16th

Check In & Practice 10AM
Splash 7 11PM
Check In & Practice 12PM
Splash 9 1PM
Check In & Practice 2PM
Splash 11 3PM
Check In & Practice 4PM
Splash 13 5PM

SATURDAY, JUNE 17th

Check In & Practice 10AM
Splash 15 11PM
Check In & Practice 12PM
Splash 17 1PM
Check In & Practice 2PM
Splash 19 3PM
Check In For FETCH-IT 4PM
FETCH-IT 5PM

SUNDAY, JUNE 18th

Check In & Practice 10AM
Splash 21 11PM
Check In For CHASE-IT 12PM
CHASE-IT 1PM
   
   
Check In For Finals 2PM
****** FINALS ****** 3PM - DOCK TBA

 

DOCK 2

THURSDAY, JUNE 15th

Check In & Practice 1PM
Splash 2 2PM
Check In & Practice 3PM
Splash 4 4PM
Learn/Practice FETCH-IT 5PM
   

FRIDAY, JUNE 16th

Check In & Practice 9AM
Splash 6 10AM
Check In & Practice 11AM
Splash 8 12PM
Check In & Practice 1PM
Splash 10 2PM
Check In & Practice 3PM
Splash 12 4PM

SATURDAY, JUNE 17th

Check In & Practice 9AM
Splash 14 10AM
Check In & Practice 11AM
Splash 16 12PM
Check In & Practice 1PM
Splash 18 2PM
Check In For FETCH-IT 3PM
FETCH-IT 4PM

SUNDAY, JUNE 18th

Check In & Practice 9AM
Splash 20 10AM
Check In & Practice 11AM
Splash 22 12PM
Check In for CATCH-IT 1PM
CATCH-IT 2PM
Check In For Finals 2PM
****** FINALS ****** 3PM - DOCK TBA

 

Pre-Registration for all UAD events will close the day before the first day of the event... IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER ONLINE BEFORE THEN, YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER ON-SITE, WHICH WILL BE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.

 

 

To register for this event, fill out the form below. To avoid form errors, please take notice of the notes in parenthesis. Please punctuate properly. DO NOT USE ALL UPPERCASE LETTERS, and do not use all lower case letters.

 

Please note: After filling out this form, an automatic confirmation will be e-mailed to you from UAD Events - there are 2 things that could possibly prevent your registration from going through properly... It is IMPERARATIVE that you do these 2 things BEFORE submitting this form:

 

1. If you use a service like Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail, AOL, Ymail, Live, MSN, etc. for your mail service, please add ultimateairdogs.com to your "whitelist" or "safelist".

 

2. Be sure to enter your email address correctly on this form.

 

REMEMBER... Our confirmations are emailed automatically from our server, and cannot be duplicated! You may want to write down what you register for so in case you forget to do the steps above, and don't get a confirmation because of it, you'll have record of what you registered for!

 

 

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT...
BUT WANT TO ADD OR CHANGE ANYTHING, PLEASE USE THE CONTACT US PAGE.

 

HANDLER INFORMATION:
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Are you a Jr. Handler?
(16 yrs old or younger)
Phone Number
(Ex: 2125551122 - Do not use "()" or "-")
*
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal: *

 

SEND MY CONFIRMATION TO:
Email Address: *
Repeat Your Email: *

 

DOG INFORMATION:
Dogs Call Name: *
UKC Number (Leave blank if none - DO NOT PUT "PENDING", just tell the secretary at the event) *
Age (If dog is 2 1/2 years old, use "2.5") *
Sex: *
Breed or Mix:
(If Mix, select apparent Breed from the list and enter mix or leave blank if unknown)
*
Mix (Leave blank if none)  
Is dog a Featherweight? 
(16" at the withers & shorter)  
Personal Best:  
(Ex: for 14'3" use 14.03...Leave blank if none)  
Fun Fact:  
(Please limit to 8 words)  
*
Certificate of Appreciation:  
(If you like to keep a memory/scrap book of your dogs dock jumping experiences, we can provide this certificate like this one for you to write your dogs jump scores down)  
*

 

THURSDAY:
1PM - SPLASH 1:  
2PM - SPLASH 2:  
3PM - SPLASH 3:  
4PM - SPLASH 4:  
5PM - SPLASH 5:  
5PM - FETCH-IT Practice:  
FRIDAY:
10AM - SPLASH 6:  
11AM - SPLASH 7:  
12PM - SPLASH 8:  
1PM - SPLASH 9:  
2PM - SPLASH 10:  
3PM - SPLASH 11:  
4PM - SPLASH 12:  
5PM - SPLASH 13:  
SATURDAY:
10AM - SPLASH 14:  
11AM - SPLASH 15:   SPLASH IS FULL!
12PM - SPLASH 16:   SPLASH IS FULL!
1PM - SPLASH 17:   SPLASH IS FULL!
2PM - SPLASH 18:   SPLASH IS FULL!
3PM - SPLASH 19:  
4PM - FETCH-IT:  
5PM - FETCH-IT:  
SUNDAY:
10AM - SPLASH 20:   SPLASH IS FULL!
11AM - SPLASH 21:   SPLASH IS FULL!
12PM - SPLASH 22:   SPLASH IS FULL!
1PM - CHASE-IT:  
2PM - CATCH-IT:  

 

* mandatory fields