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Is your dog a DOCK DOG?

Hello fellow dog lovers. This is an email from a group of dog lovers just like yourself. This sport might’ve started by accident…however it’s unbelievable to watch.

It has been a long winter and thankfully spring is finally here. We would like to welcome all of the new Gateway DockDocks members. Remember to update and add your member information to the club member page of or website www.gwdockdogs.com. Also check out the newbie section for information that is nice to know before you go to an event or practice.

The St Louis Boat Show was once again a great event. We had a lot of first time jumpers who come out and gave it a try. Some took to the dock like a seasoned pro and some were wondering why they were in this big building with all of these strange noises and all of these lights and you want me to do what?… I don’t think so. If your dog was one of those that said “I don’t think so” please don’t be discouraged come out to one of our practices and give it a try in a more natural environment. They might just surprise you!

We will be having practices April through September again this year. The April practices will be on Sunday April 5th from 12-4 and Sunday April 19th from 12-4 at Canine Country. The 12-2 session will be for advanced teams and the 2-4 session will be for beginner teams. If you plan to attend these practices, you must RSVP in advance at gatewaydockdogs@gmail.com and let us know which session you would like to attend. If you show up at practice and did not RSVP, we will have to ask you to leave and RSVP for the next practice as space is limited and Canine Country is private property.

Saturday, May 16th will be a day of fun and promotion for Gateway DockDogs! All members are encouraged to participate in the 2009 Bark in the Park at Forest Park, proceeds benefitting the Humane Society of Missouri. If you would like to join us for this event, please send an email to gatewaydockdogs@gmail.com – we would be happy to add you to the Gateway DockDogs Team! The walk starts at 11:00 a.m. After Bark in the Park, Gateway DockDogs will be traveling from Forest Park to the Duck Club Yacht Club in Saint Charles for a FREE fun jump and BBQ. The Duck Club will also have food, live music, and a cash bar. More details coming soon!

We are going to have several opportunities to participate in events over the summer this year. June will start off with the Canine Cannonball event at the Lake of the Ozarks. If would like more information about this event go to the following link

www.dockdogs.com/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=285&extmode=view&cat_id=&extid=710.

Gateway DockDogs is also hosting two competitions in July. We have added an event this year at the Lincoln County Fair in Troy, Missouri, July 14th – July 18th and back by popular demand will be the St. Charles County Fair in Wentzville, Missouri, July 29th – Aug 1st. We are very excited about both of these events. Also, we will be having a kids only wave at each of these events. Watch for more information to come about both of these events.

We will also be returning to the Washington Town and Country Fair in Washington, Missouri, August 7th – August 9th. This event was also an awesome event last year.

Gateway DockDogs

gatewaydockdogs@gmail.com

www.gwdockdogs.com

240 Magee Street, Suite 245, Troy, MO 63379