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Radio DockDogs Episode 71 with a phenomenal interview with Vicki Tighe, the director of Affiliated Clubs & Sanctioned Facilities! With new Affiliated Clubs & Sanctioned Facilities underway, Rules Committee 2015 and the World Championships right around the corner there’s a ton of exciting details to share. Tune in today using the player below or subscribe on iTunes!

Dog with Canadian FlagJim Zelasko heads up and across the border into Canada for a live recording of this episode of Radio DockDogs as part of the Canadian Western Regional Championships in Whistler, BC, CA.

Tune in to hear from a few voices from the Northwest United States and further north into Canada as the Canadian Western Regional Championship Competitors get excited with World Championships thrill! In this episode you’ll hear from Angel Graham, President of Puget Sound DockDogs, Kristi Baird and Sherri Fleck!

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Whitney LightnerRadio DockDogs Episode 69 is here and this week we have some exciting news to share with the announcement of the FINAL 2014 DockDogs Wildcard Qualifier event for the DockDogs World Championships which will be taking place August 27 – September 1st at the Central Wisconsin State Fair

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This week Jim Zelasko sits down with Whitney Lightner of Arizona DockDogs to catch up on all of the happenings out in the Western United States! Whitney and the whole Arizona DockDogs board and membership are fortunate to have the newly established Partners Dog Training Sanctioned Training Facility so close and of course year round beautiful weather affording them lots of on the dock fun! Tune in to hear from Whitney and catch up on all of the other important news too!

Stay tuned to the DockDogs Blog, your email and Facebook as we’ve got a surprise contest opening up this week too! That’s all for now…paws up dogtown! Thanks for tuning in…

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Radio DockDogs Episode 68 is here with stories from the North Central Regional Championships as teams leapt from the Oshkosh, WI dock in search of the coveted DockDogs World Championships invitations!

DockDogs at Regional Championships Dublin DogRadio DockDogs Episode 67 rolls in and the sun is high in the sky and we’ve got a great show for you today! Jim Zelasko sits down with Grant Reeves, CEO of DockDogs again to bring everyone up to speed with the Sonic developments that are constantly in motion for us! We’re gonna let Jim & Grant take it from here, please be sure to answer the poll below after you listen to the show and let us know your thoughts! Paws up!

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som|dog and Assembly Row have announced today that the Second Annual Pet-Palooza will be held Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3. This year’s event will be hosted by som|dog and will make a splash at Assembly Row, literally. Somerville, at its newest neighborhood, is in store for a two-day, family focused festival to celebrate dogs of Somerville and surrounding cities. som|dog is an all volunteer organization dedicated to bringing canine education and training opportunities to the community, assisting local animal control and helping to maintain and expand city dog parks.

Thanks to the generous support from Assembly Row, Federal Realty and The City of Somerville, Pet-Palooza is free and open to the public and will include DockDogs® North Eastern Regional Championships, open swim for pups, BeantownDisc Dogs’ Cup Seri, agility demonstrations, canine fitness classes, “try-it” rings, and “Ask the Trainer” stations. Unique pet boutiques, gourmet treats, clothing and pets available for adoption just are a few of the fun features this festival will bring to the community.

“Assembly Row is the newest neighborhood in Somerville and is enjoying an entire season of grand opening fun as the stores and restaurants continue to open. Community events like Pet-Palooza bring so much excitement to the neighborhood, everyone on the Row is looking forward to greeting our four-legged friends and their families as they explore their new stomping ground,” said Andi Simpson, Director of Marketing, Federal Realty. “We started Pet-Palooza in 2013 with the sole purpose of bringing people together to celebrate our love of dogs in honor of our mascot, Rosie. Partnering with som|dog takes the event to an entirely new level, we’re psyched.”

Event goers will have the opportunity to taste exclusive samplings from Simpson Spring, a family owned bottling plant who will also keep canines and their companions hydrated by providing pure spring water and old-fashioned, hand-mixed sodas in a variety of favors.

“The outpouring of support that we’ve received from local businesses, dog groups and the City to put on this event is amazing,” says Brian Davis, president and board chair of som|dog. “It’s a part of our mission to bring the dog loving community together and provide them with free resources, support, and fun activities to help create a network of responsible dog owners. We take pride in our city and all of the dog-friendly opportunities provided to us.” som|dog will also be accepting donations for Somerville Animal Control throughout the weekend, both monetary and dry goods, including cat and dog food and towels.

Pet-Palooza, hosted by som|dog, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3 at Assembly Row and DCR’s Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park, Great River Road, in Somerville, Mass. For a full list of events and Pet-Palooza’s itinerary visit, Or For questions of more information visit,, or call, 617-863-7229.

“In Somerville, we take pride in creating new, unique, and funky ideas and celebrations to include residents of all ages and from all backgrounds, and that includes our four-legged residents. We are excited to continue our partnership with som|dog and with Assembly Row to bring family-friendly fun back to Somerville’s waterfront.” Said Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, City of Somerville.



Jennifer ZelaskoRadio DockDogs Episode 66 heads back home after 5 weeks on the road and it’s been a fun journey! We’re thinking Jim & Jennifer should just hitch their vehicle to the back of our dock! Tune in today as Jim Zelasko and his wife Jennifer co-host this weeks program to re-cap their journeys of the past few weeks of events.

Be sure to check out the DockDogs schedule for the newest list of upcoming events at for your next chance to get up on the dock! Paws up…


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Radio DockDogs Episode 65 rolls in with interviews from the Franklin County Fair in Hilliard, OH where two of our hard working event staff members make an appearance on the program!

We close the event up with two special guests including one special girl who claims they will take over the ownership of DockDogs from Grant someday! Can you guess who?


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