Photos and video: Dog dock jumping competition in Colorado Springs

By: Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette
May 11, 2014 Updated: May 12, 2014 at 11:40 am
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photo - The first nationally sanctioned dock jumping event is being held in Colorado Springs this weekend. In the sport of dock jumping, a dog jumps into the water of a pool while trying to catch a toy thrown by their handler. The jump is measured to determine the winner. Kristen Byne throws a toy off the dock for her dog, Indiana, during the competition. Dock Peak Performance K9 Sports is holding the Splash Dogs' Pikes Peak Jump at 4295 Northpark Drive. It's free to watch and the  fee for dogs to compete is $20 per event. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY AND VIDEO (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The first nationally sanctioned dock jumping event is being held in Colorado Springs this weekend. In the sport of dock jumping, a dog jumps into the water of a pool while trying to catch a toy thrown by their handler. The jump is measured to determine the winner. Kristen Byne throws a toy off the dock for her dog, Indiana, during the competition. Dock Peak Performance K9 Sports is holding the Splash Dogs' Pikes Peak Jump at 4295 Northpark Drive. It's free to watch and the fee for dogs to compete is $20 per event. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY AND VIDEO (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett) 

The area's first nationally sanctioned dock jumping event was held in Colorado Springs this past weekend.

The sport features a dog jumping into a pool while trying to catch a toy thrown by its handler. The jump is measured to determine the winner.

Dock Peak Performance K9 Sports is hostedthe Splash Dog's Pike Peak Jump at 4295 Northpark Drive.

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