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Here’s Why Dogs Will be Diving at Lake Anne Saturday

by Karen Goff — May 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm 5 Comments

Dogs will be taking giant leaps off the dock and and into Lake Anne on Saturday as part of PetMAC’s grand opening celebration.

PetMAC actually opened at 11412 Washington Plaza in January, but this will be an organized celebration featuring the World Champion dogs from the Chesapeake Dock Diving Dog Club. These dogs compete in categories such as Dock Dogs/Courtesy Chesapeake Dock Dogs

There will also be Dog Scent Work demos by Kissable Canine, cooking demonstrations by Culinaria Cooking School, face painting, music, as well as free giveaways and raffles. For more information, visit PetMAC’s website.

PetMAC is a locally owned retailer offering a wide variety of pet supplies. Owner Cindy Williams also works with rescue groups to put pets and people together.

Photo courtesy Chesapeake Dock Dogs

  • meh

    will the event start with ming tossing his innovative cat into the lake to bait the contestants?

  • novatom

    I assume something will be thrown into the water to give the dogs an incentive to dive? Otherwise I have never seen a dog voluntarily dive into the water.

    • Karen Goff

      yes, click the video attached to this story to learn more about the dock dogs.

    • Guest

      I’ve seen many dogs jump into water. After diving dozens of times into a lake or ocean, a friend’s dog would eventually have to be restrained so she would not get to a point of exhaustion. A neighbor’s dog makes a beeline for the lake they’re on and dives in.

  • Ricky Spanish
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