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GMDD Member Meeting and Practice Sunday September 21st 2014

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

New practice facility in Bennington 2014

We have a new practice facility for our club!!!

Sunday September 21st, 2014 we will be having a member meeting and practice!  The meeting starts at 9:30AM followed by a Practice and BBQ!  This will happen at our new practice facility at 200 Phylis Lane, Bennington, VT.

Click here for event details.


We look forward to seeing our members and practicing on our new dock.  Go Dock Dogs!!

GMDD Lake Paran Paw Plunge September 22nd, 2013

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

GMDD Lake Paran Paw Plunge

  • September 22, 2013
  • 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
  • Lake Paran

    North Bennington, VT


  • 8:00am Event Registration and Practice
  • 9:00am Big Air Wave #1
  • 10:30am Big Air Wave #2
  • 12:00pm Big Air Wave #3
  • 1:30pm Extreme Vertical
  • Big Air Finals to start following Extreme Vertical

30 team limit for Big Air and 20 team limit for EV

GMDD Members at Hopkinton DockDogs Event 2013

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Some great photos from Green Mountain Dock Dogs Members at the Hopkinton Dock Dogs National event in Massachusetts.


Newbie Session and Member Practice August 18th, 2013

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

The GMDD club is holding a Newbie session on Sunday August 18th from 8:00AM to 9:30AM for anyone that is interested in seeing if their dog will jump and how the sport works. Members will be on hand to help out.

Sign ups for the Newbie session will be limited to just 10 people to allow each dog ample dock time with the Green Mountain Dock Dogs members. So sign up early!

We charge to a $20 fee for non-members to participate in the Newbie/practice session. All proceeds support the club.

And the $20 fee can also be rolled into a membership following the practice!!

Can’t think of a better way to spend this coming Sunday morning!!

After the newbie practice, open practice for all GMDD Members will be held until 11AM.

Click here for directions.


GMDD Member Meeting and Dock Installation July 28th, 2013

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

We have a new home for our club!!!

On Sunday, July 28th, Green Mountain Dock Dogs members will gather and install our new permanent home on Lake Paran in North Bennington, VT.  After installation and practice, we will then have our summer members meeting starting at 11AM.

Click here to see the Event details for this meeting, directions to Lake Paran, and other information.

We look forward to seeing our members and installing our new dock.  Go Dock Dogs!!

GMDD at Woofstock: Festival of Fidos

Monday, May 13th, 2013

On Saturday May 18th, 2013, Basin Harbor in Vergennes Vermont is holding WoofStock 2013: Festival of Fidos.  A full day of activities for you and your dogs!

Green Mountain Dock Dogs (GMDD) will be on hand to answer questions and talk about all the great activities that we have planned for the coming year.  At 2:30PM, we will be holding a dock diving demonstration to see how some veteran dock divers get it done.  Newbies will be encouraged to jump their dogs with GMDD members standing by to answer questions, provide tips and advice, and generally help discover this great sport.

To contact GMDD, please email us at, hit us up on Facebook ( or use the contact form on the website.

For all the details on schedule for WoofStock 2013 and to ask questions of Basin Harbor, you can visit the event web page here:


Members Only Practice Jump at the Lake House

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Our first Green Mountain DockDogs practice jump for Members Only is going to be held this Saturday, June 16th starting at 9:00AM at the Lake House Pub & Grill on Lake Bomoseen.  This is a great way to practice jumping with experienced DockDog competitors.

Details are availalbe on the Events page by clicking here:  June 16th Members Only Practice

We look forward to seeing all you new and existing members at this practice.

If you are not a member, please consider becoming a member…and most importantly, get out to the water to see if you dog wants to join in the fun.

Fun Jump Sunday May 20th, 2012 at Lake Bomoseen

Monday, May 14th, 2012

The “Fastest Growing Sport on Four Legs” Comes to Vermont

Lake Bomoseen, Vermont – Green Mountain DockDogs, the newly-formed Vermont chapter of DockDogs®, will hold its first “Fun Jump” on Sunday, May 20th, at the Lakehouse Pub & Grille on Lake Bomoseen.  Registration starts at 11:00AM.  The Fun Jump runs from 12:00PM to 4:00PM.

DockDogs runs competitions all over the country to see how far, how high, and how fast dogs can jump off a dock to retrieve a rubber throw toy. Although it’s exciting to watch the big dogs make leaps of nearly 30 feet, DockDogs also has divisions for smaller and older dogs who make shorter jumps.

Official DockDogs competitions include three “disciplines” (Big Air, Extreme Vertical, and Speed Retrieve) but the only discipline included in the Fun Jump will be Big Air, which is a “long jump for dogs” with a safe landing in the water.

This isn’t the first time DockDogs has come to Vermont – the national championship was held in Killington last year – but the Fun Jump is meant to be a lower-key event to introduce dogs (and their people!) to the sport.

Event organizers Suzanne Ellis and Jeff Leonard of Rutland plan to take part with their dogs Wilder and Chester. Although her dogs are veteran national competitors, Ellis says she is looking forward to welcoming beginners at the Fun Jump. “The Fun Jump is a great way for dogs and their handlers to learn more about DockDogs and to practice jumping from a DockDogs ‘regulation’ dock. It’s going to be a relaxed fun day for everyone.”

Andrew Allen of Burlington, who plans to participate in the Fun Jump with Lily, a rescued Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix, is also anticipating an enjoyable day. “My wife and I went last summer to check out the national championships and we were thinking that it was going to be some pretentious ‘Best in Show’ kind of thing. But we were pleasantly surprised. It was competitive, but that was definitely secondary to making sure the dogs were happy and having a good time.”

Another first-time participant will be AJ, a gentle, squarely-built black lab, who serves as a guide dog for his human partner, Dustin Atkins. Dustin is excited to let AJ “let off some steam” at the Fun Jump. “AJ has a really stressful job, and this is a way for him to just be a normal dog for a while. He is crazy about the water and I think he’s going to love jumping.” Dustin plans to participate, too, as AJ’s handler. “I’ll have a sighted person guide me out to the dock and tell me which direction to throw the toy in, but I’ll do the rest myself!”


Suzanne Ellis,, 802 774-9398