We have used the Sports Style Life Jacket and loved it. The fit and movement for Maleki was great it was like he wasn't even wearing a vest. Vivaglory was kind enough to send the team their Premium Neoprene Dog Life Jacket. Just like the Sports Style the movement of the dogs was not affected at all. The velcro on the belly along with clips on both fits night and snug. Both vest have handles but after trying them both I like the double thick handles on the Premium Neoprene over the Sport Style. Both are made very well and the team is in love with them. If you need a Life Jacket for your dog and want one that won't affect their movement I would look at getting a Vivaglory. The price is also super affordable for a high quality product.
While our friends were in town working the DockDogs event we went and took a hike in the morning before the crazy week started. I met up with Charles and Sarah along with Maleki and Maui to take the amazing morning hike. It was a great day to start the day. On our way back down we ran across a deer. Then headed home to pack up the gear for the DockDogs event.
The dogs were able to spend plenty of time on the dock and pool as there were not many competitors there. I was hoping for a slow day to work on some things with the dogs and we were able to do that. We also had fun with our friends.
Both Maui and Maleki jumped under their titled division so they didn't get a placement. Kai finished off his Senior title.
Big Air Wave # 1
Maui & Cass 17'1"/18'11" No Place
Kai & Cass 14'9"/16'7" 1st Senior (Senior Leg 4)
Big Air Wave # 2
Kai & Cassie 16'4"/15'9" 1st Senior (Senior Title)
Big Air Wave # 3
Maleki & Cass 4'4"/10'8" No Place
I took off work early and picked up our friend Sarah who was in town working for the upcoming event in Farmington.
We packed up the kayaks and took them and Maleki up to Causey Reservoir for the afternoon. Ryan and Sarah were both brave enough to jump of the cliff. Then we went on a bit and we had to make a stop for Maleki after he peed then he decided to jump into Ryan's kayak as Ryan was swimming. I had to chase him down to get him and the kayak back lol We all had a good laugh at that and Maleki just thought he was cool enough to ride alone.
It was great afternoon before the crazy few days of jumping starts.
Last minute my friend Jen talked me into going to the Afton, Wyoming with her to jump some dogs. The dogs had a great time. We left super early had a beautiful drive up. We spent the day up there having a blast with the dogs. Maleki got a personal best in EV, Kai got a personal best in BA, Maui got a killer SR run and her 2nd might have ended up being a personal best she looked amazing but the lights stopped working so they went to manual. Oh well it's part of the game and the dogs don't care. All three made it to finals and did a great job. We would do that event again in a heartbeat. After finals packed up and went back home.
3rd Overall/2nd Top Gun 5'10"-6'2" (PB)
Big Air Wave # 9
No Place 17'4"/18'3"
3rd Senior 17'1"/12'5"
2nd Turbo 7.565/8.104
Big Air Finals Contender
Big Air Finals Semi Pro
Another great day outdoors win beautiful Utah. We went out with friends to East Canyon Reservoir on their new kayaks with their dogs. We took Maleki out with us this time. Maleki did an amazing job even when he'd get up he wouldn't rock us he was very stable in it. He did end up out of it once but it was so easy getting him back in.
Before we went out we ran into DWR and talked with him then got a picture to add to the law enforcement collection lol Leki didn't mind the new life vest at all and I really feel it fits better than any we have tried before. Now to get all the dogs one. This summer has really been a lot of fun spending time with family (human and dogs), friends and in the outdoors.
I took Maleki and Luna to hike with some of our friends. We hiked up to where the pond is and when I came around the bend there was a mom and baby moose. I frozen for a minute then we moved out slow to make sure she was going to move on and not at us. Guess we didn't feel like a threat because they moved on and then we were able to enjoy the pond and it's views.
The dogs love having the pool to keep in shape in this heat. We worked on some of our training and then added in fun of course as well.
We decided we would go kayak up at Bear Lake for the morning and take Bear dog with us. We headed up early and enjoyed a nice calm morning on the lake. Bear got in the kayak and just napped in the waves and sun. The lake is an amazing bluish color and so clear on the beaches. We will have to make another trip with another dog up there.
Pioneer Day is a Holiday in Utah so we took advantage with our friends. We took a hike to Green Pond, headed to Pineview to swim them aka clean them off :) then had lunch on the patio with the dogs.
Green Pond: Maleki and Maui were so happy to be out and in the mountains. Once we hit the pond they were ready to play. When the group of kids came down I'm not sure who was more excited the dogs or the kids. We ended up there watching them play with them for sometime. Once they were done we headed back down. We decided to take the dogs to Pineview on the way down to clean the pond smell off.
Pineview: Maui and Maleki jumped right into the water. We had to get in to get Fable to come with us but she did it she didn't go very far but she still didn't try to run away.
Pats Food Shack: All three dogs got to join us on the patio and enjoy some fries as we enjoyed our lunch. I love we can get them out on patios.
Another great day with the dogs and our friends. We love getting out and making memories with our crew.