Dock Diving tomorrow

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Cricket and I are officially trying out dock diving tomorrow. We couldn't make it to the last practice I wanted to go to.

It's 2 hours long and my friend and her German Coolie are going with me. I am bringing the camera. Also bringing a crate, water and bowl for the dogs, water for us, snacks, poop bags, towels, our bumper that Cricket LOVES and a 4" leash... Can anyone think of anything I'm forgetting that I might want to bring with? I'm so new to dock diving. Cricket does love the water and is a great swimmer. I'm hoping she will decide she likes it.
 

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Yay! Can't wait to hear allll about it!

I do prefer to have my dogs wear a life vest the first time they jump to keep them from going under after the jump and scaring themselves, but that's not something most people do, so ymmv.
 

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Vaccination records. For some reason dock diving is the only sport where you have to bring vaccination records with you to every event. Unless it's different there anyway. Having a 'non vaxxed dog' we can't compete unless we do vaccinate (and they're not even clear on what vaccines they're supposed to have, emailed to ask and they didn't have a clue!).
 

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Vaccination records. For some reason dock diving is the only sport where you have to bring vaccination records with you to every event. Unless it's different there anyway. Having a 'non vaxxed dog' we can't compete unless we do vaccinate (and they're not even clear on what vaccines they're supposed to have, emailed to ask and they didn't have a clue!).
I haven't been to many but that is what it was like at the couple I have gone to.
 

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I've never been asked for vaccine proof at dockdogs events, but it could be different at UAD or SplashDogs. I usually just keep a copy in my ICE packets in the car either way, just in case. :)
 

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I've never been asked for vaccine proof at dockdogs events, but it could be different at UAD or SplashDogs. I usually just keep a copy in my ICE packets in the car either way, just in case. :)
Yah when we had dockdog events, they never asked for vaccine proof
 

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I've compete in Splash dogs and Dock Dogs, I've never had anyone ask about vaccines.

Sounds like you're ready Amber, don't forget a chair (did you say that?) there is a lot of sitting and waiting involved. ;)
 

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I don't think this practice event requires vaccine proof but I can bring it just in case. I didn't think about chairs but I have a couple I can bring with us. Camera batteries are currently on the charger. I'm so excited!
 

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