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August Splash & Dash at Prairie Dog Sports Inc.

August 21, 2020 - August 23, 2020 (Friday - Sunday)

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27123 Hwy 597
#43, Bays 1-3 Millenium Center, Burbank Industrial Park
Blackfalds, AB T0M 0J0
  • This is an Indoor Event
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  • Online registration closes 08/18/2020 at midnight (CDT).
  • Pre-registration (online) price per splash for this event is $25.00 (CAD) per dog. Payment is due upon check-in.
  • Splashes can be purchased on-site the day of the event for $30.00 (CAD) per dog.
  • Payment is required at check-in (cash preferred). Refunds will not be issued if you fail to show up for your turn.
  • "Day of Show" entries may be available until limits are reached: 60 dogs per Splash (Distance Jump), 25 dogs per Splash (Air Retrieve), unless otherwise specified.

Event Contact Info


Contact Email Address:

Contact Phone: 403.348.6564

Event Notes

  • A NADD Registration Number is required to enter, purchase here for $35.00.
  • Splashes include up to four minutes on the dock for one optional practice jump and two judged jumps. You must inform the judge prior to your jump if you want it to be considered a "practice jump".
  • The jump order is set by a posted running order. Each splash closes 30 minutes prior to start time. Failure to be present at the beginning of the splash can result if the forfeiture of jumping in that splash.
  • Each distance jumping Splash allows 2 judged jumps, back to back. The longest jump of them will be your Qualifying Score.
  • You can earn a Diving Dog Title at this event. You must have five Qualifying Scores within a Division. NADD titles are recognized by the AKC and CKC through their recognition programs. View their applications here (AKC) and here (CKC).
  • Please read the official NADD Rules before you attend the Trial.

Try-its at this event

  • Try-its will be allowed as space permits and during Splashes if no competitors are waiting to jump. Try-its cost $10.00 for two Try-it tickets. These tickets may be used on any day of the competition.


Friday, Aug 21, 2020
  • 09:00 am: Splash #1 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior.

  • 11:00 am: Splash #2 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior.

  • 01:00 pm: Splash #101 (Air Retrieve) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior.

  • 02:30 pm: Splash #3 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior.

  • 04:30 pm: Splash #4 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior.

Saturday, Aug 22, 2020
  • 09:00 am: Splash #5 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior.

  • 11:00 am: Splash #6 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior

  • 01:00 pm: Splash #301 (Hydro Dash) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior.

  • 02:00 pm: Splash #7 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior

  • 04:00 pm: Splash #8 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior.

Sunday, Aug 23, 2020
  • 09:00 am: Splash #9 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior.

  • 11:00 am: Splash #10 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior.

  • 01:00 pm: Splash #102 (Air Retrieve) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior.

  • 02:30 pm: Splash #11 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior.

  • 04:30 pm: Splash #12 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior.

Other Notes




Please note: Changes may be made to this event due to COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time.


You will be attending this event at your own risk and agree to abide by any site regulations set forth for sanitation at this event.


Social distancing measures will be in place.  Please follow parking space markings and traffic flow direction.


You are required to stay 6 feet (6') or more away from anyone who is not a household member.  This will be strictly enforced, and violators will be excused from the event without refund(s).


The use of a non-surgical mask is requested for check-in, please bring your own.


Hand sanitizer will be provided at entrances and key locations.  Feel free to bring your own for personal use.


Air Retrieve and Hydro Dash will have additional sanitization measures in place.  Registered competitors are requested to wear a mask while on the dock and to bring your own bumpers and follow precautions in place for the event.


We reserve the right to provide additional rules and updates to comply with all government regulation and to keep our staff, volunteers, and competitors safe and healthy.  Please understand the spirit of these rules is for YOUR benefit and are what allow us to host an event in this time of COVID-19.  We cannot have these events without full cooperation of all in attendance.


Pre-Registration is required for this event prior to August 18, 2020 at midnight


Pre-payment by e-transfer is required prior to August 18, 2020 at midnight, NO cash will be accepted.


Facility liability waiver, NADD waiver, and NADD COVID-19 Event waiver must be signed and submitted prior to August 18, 2020


Registered competitors watch your emails for event updates going forward.


We ask that you help us prevent the spread by limiting the number of people in attendance to handlers only.


Distance and Hydro Dash:  will be alphabetical Z-A on Friday and Sunday and A-Z on Saturday


Air Retrieve:  will be shortest to longest starting distance on Friday and longest to shortest on Sunday.


Judges:  Crystal Chaput, Michelle Eadie, Stacy Gheseger, Gulnaz Zagidullina



8 am - Building opens

8:30 am - Check-in opens

8:45 am - Judge's meeting (A brief Judge's meeting for each Group will start 15 min before the start of each splash).

9 am - Event begins

Distance splashes will begin immediately after the conclusion of the previous splash.

Air Retrieve and Hydro Dash will begin immediately after the conclusion of the previous splash.



Ribbons are awarded for each qualifying jump, and Rosettes for each title earned.

Ribbons will be available for pick-up at the administration desk shortly after each splash.  It is the responsibility of each registered competitor to pick up their ribbons at the event



Over $300 in prizes!  Tickets are $5 each, or 5 Tickets for $20.

Contents include: Nerf Dog Megatron Competition Stick, Braven Kennels - Lobster Rope Tug, KinHwa Microfiber Dog Towel, 20 Minutes Pool Time at Prairie Dog Sports, Contigo Coffee Cup, Earl's K9 Treats $25 Gift Certificate, Always Pet Wear - 2' & 6' leash, Taxco - Collar (winners choice) t-shirt, and more. 



PRAIRIE DOG SPORTS INC. reserves the right to refuse any person(s) and or dog(s) entry to the facility and events.


Facility liability waiver, NADD waiver, and NADD COVID-19 Event waiver must be signed at registration before entering the pool/dock area.


Registered Competitors are expected to be familiar with and follow NADD Rules & Regulations and Standards of Sportsmanship, both available for download or preview on North America Diving Dogs website under menu.


Please respect a minimum 6 feet (6') distance between all dogs and handlers.


If a dog is handled in an aggressive or inappropriate manner a warning may be issued or the team may be asked to leave without refund(s).


Treats or food are not allowed in the pool/dock area.


Pushing or shoving of dogs into pool is strictly forbidden.



Due to COVID-19 there will be NO indoor benching, please come prepared to bench out of your vehicle.

Our rear parking lot will have marked parking designated for registered competitors.


All dogs must be crated safely and securely when not working.

Acceptable crates include those that have a solid frame on all sides once together to keep the dog stationary and contained, i.e. solid crates, soft crates, wire crates.  Please ensure the zipper is safety clipped if you are using a soft crate.

Not acceptable crates include those that do not have a solid frame on all sides once together to keep the dog stationary and contained, i.e. x-pens, pop-ups.


Please control barking between splashes.

Please show courtesy to all participants.  Manage loud or disruptive dogs.  Treat every dog as if they are reactive or spatially challenged.  Remain aware of what your dog is doing at all times.  Every dog and participant deserve to have a pleasant experience.


Do not walk your dog(s) off leash.

Dogs must be on leash at all times except when in crate or on the dock.

No retractable leashes permitted on the property.


Approved collars include flat snap or buckle collars of solid construction and leather or nylon leads.  Limited slip martingale collars are allowed.  Single piece slip collars/leads are allowed.  Harnesses are allowed.


Electronic collars/devices are NOT allowed anywhere onsite - this includes electronic bark collars.  Prong or pinch collars may be used on site while walking dog, but the collar must be removed before the dog/handler enters pool/dock area (bottom of the dock).


Potty your dog at least 40' away from any entrance/exit.  Do not potty your dog on the building, vehicles, garbage cans, pylons or anything not natural.


You are responsible for picking up after your dog(s).  Failure to comply will result in dismissal and/or a one-year ban from the facility and no refund(s) will be issues.


Females in season will NOT be permitted in the pool/dock area.


Please bring your own water, water dish and poop bags for your dog(s).


Please notify staff if your dog eliminates in the pool/dock area for appropriate cleaning and sanitizing.


Please communicate all problems, all concerns, and issues  you have with the staff, the facility or any of the handlers and their dogs immediately as they occur, we want to address problems in the real time to solve it during the event.  There is no way to correct it if you mention it to us or NADD after the event is over.


Most importantly be happy and have fun with your dog!


Address/Driving Directions:

27123 Hwy 597 Burbank Industrial Park, #43 Bays 1-3, Millenium Centre, Blackfalds, Alberta, Canada.


We are located just South of Blackfalds on Hwy 597 East in the Burbank Industrial Park.  From the traffic circle at Hwy 2A and Hwy 597 go East on Hwy 597 towards Joffre.  Take the first right into Burbank Industrial Park (Esso Cardlock and Quinn Contracting on the corner), at the yield sign turn right and take the second right into our rear parking lot.


Food/Beverages and Services

Blackfalds has A&W, After the Grind, Boston Pizza, McDonald's, Okinawa Sushi, Piccolos Pizza & Pasta, Pizza Hut, Subway, Tim Horton's and several more options.  Blackfalds has a Petvalu, grocery store, and gas stations.


Where to Stay:

Our partner hotel is Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Blackfalds $99.99+taxes/might, pet fee included ($89.99 room and $10 pet fee), just mention Prairie Dog Sports when booking.  Hotel Direct 403.885.9797


Overnight parking of self-contained units is available to registered participants.  Please let us know if you are planning to park overnight.



All Albertans have a responsibility to help prevent the spread. Take steps to protect yourself and others:

  • practice physical distancing and wear a mask in public
  • practice good hygiene: wash hands often for at least 20 seconds, cover coughs and sneezes, and avoid touching face
  • monitor for symptoms: cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat
  • self-isolate for the legally-required 10 days if you have any symptoms that are not related to a pre-existing illness or medical condition
  • take the COVID-19 self-assessment to access testing



Albertans are encouraged to wear non-medical masks in public when it's difficult to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres at all times.

Wearing a homemade or non-medical mask is another tool to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. It hasn’t been proven that masks protect the person wearing it, but it can help protect people from being exposed to your germs


Gathering restrictions

A gathering is any situation that brings people together in the same space at the same time for the same purpose.

Unless otherwise identified in public health orders, the following gathering restrictions are in place:

  • 50 people maximum for indoor social gatherings
  • 100 people maximum for outdoor events and indoor seated/audience events


***Prairie Dog Sports Inc. will restrict the number of people inside the facility to a number which is smaller than the maximum allowed for indoor social gatherings, please watch your emails for details closer to event.


Limited Try-Outs may be offered by prior request and not day of event. Email to request a Try-out for this event. 

This event is no longer open for registration.
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