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BDU Spring Fling Season Opener

April 23, 2021 - April 25, 2021 (Friday - Sunday)

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11501 142nd Ave CT NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98329
  • This is an Outdoor Event
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  • Online registration closes 04/20/2021 at midnight (CST).
  • Pre-registration (online) price per splash for this event is $23.00 (USD) per dog. Payment is due upon check-in.
  • Splashes can be purchased on-site the day of the event for $28.00 (USD) 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: 45 dogs per Splash (Distance Jump), 14 dogs per Splash (Air Retrieve), unless otherwise specified.

Event Contact Info



Contact Phone: 253-273-2527

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, Apr 23, 2021
  • 09:00 am: Splash #1 (Distance Jump)

  • 11:00 am: Splash #2 (Distance Jump)

  • 01:30 pm: Splash #3 (Distance Jump)

  • 03:30 pm: Splash #4 (Distance Jump)

  • 05:30 pm: Splash #101 (Air Retrieve)

Saturday, Apr 24, 2021
  • 09:00 am: Splash #5 (Distance Jump)

  • 11:00 am: Splash #6 (Distance Jump)

  • 01:30 pm: Splash #7 (Distance Jump)

  • 03:30 pm: Splash #8 (Distance Jump)

  • 04:00 pm: Splash #301 (Hydro Dash)

Sunday, Apr 25, 2021
  • 09:00 am: Splash #9 (Distance Jump)

  • 11:00 am: Splash #10 (Distance Jump)

  • 01:30 pm: Splash #11 (Distance Jump)

  • 03:30 pm: Splash #12 (Distance Jump)

  • 05:30 pm: Splash #102 (Air Retrieve)

Other Notes

THEME: "Spring Fling"



This event will be run as pre-covid format, with required masking and social distancing per Washington State COVID recommendations!!!!  


Only pre-registered teams may attend this event.  This trial will not be open to public spectators. No Try-it’s will be offered. 




  • Our usual event BBQ, food & drinks will not be available.  Please bring your own food from home, and do not share with others due to current covid concerns. 
  • Only competitors from the same household should crate under canopies.  
  • Masks are required while on  BDU property per current state requirement.   BDU property includes the private road for parking. When you are on the dock alone with your dog, or you are away from people, you may remove your mask.  Six acres is PLENTY of room to spread out! 
  • Hand gel is available throughout the grounds, along with an outdoor sink with running water and soap for hand washing.
  • Volunteers will be wiping dock gates between each competitor.
  • Ribbons can be picked up after your jumps, they will be handed to you directly or layed out for you to pickup on a table.  


Our goal is to make our trial environment as safe as possible for all of our dog handlers, volunteers, and judges.  If you have any concerns during this special event, please bring it to BDU staff directly at the time of occurrence, or reach out to us directly by email before or after the event:



  • As a guest of BDU you will be courteous and respectful to staff and volunteers and conduct yourself in a sportsmen’s manner both on and off the dock while at BDU per NADD and AKC’s code of conduct.  
  • During all NADD AKC trials  if we have a professional event photographer on staff, per NADD rules other photographers or those will professional lenses will not be authorized to photograph any other dogs but those they own without permission from BDU, along with a signed photographer’s agreement 
  • No retractable leashes permitted on the property.
  • Please notify staff if your dog eliminates in the pool area or on the dock for appropriate cleaning and sanitizing.
  • Please pick up after your dogs. If you don’t follow this rule you will be asked to leave and NO refunds will be given. 
  • Disposal of poop should be in compost waste containers. We provide compostable bags and/or scoops, and poop compost bins in several locations.
  • Practice jumps are allowed in between Splashes as time permits, starting with dry dogs first.
  • Do not leave any type of dog or human treats or food items behind at the end of the day.  We are located rural and raccoons, coyotes, bear, bobcat are known to search for food. 


  • 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 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.


So please!!! do not hesitate to talk to us! We want you to have the best possible dock diving experience at Brown Dog University!  Have FUN with your dog!


Friday,Saturday & Sunday

Property gates open for crating setup: 8am
Registration and check in opens: 8:15 am

Pool/Dock opens for practice at: 8:15am


A single handler meeting will take place at 8:45 each trial day.  


Onsite registration slots for Distance, and Air Retrieve will be on a first come first serve basis each day until splashes are full.  We do not offer a waitlist option.




Other Info 

  • Porta potties onsite
  • Plenty of space for crating and canopies on the property. You can kennel out of your vehicle, all parking is on a private graveled road.  


Nearby Camping & RV


Allynview RV & Mobile Park (12min to BDU)

Full hookups available

(360) 275-3120


Gig Harbor RV Resort (16min to BDU)

full hook ups available

(253) 858-8138


Penrose Point State Park (Appx 16 min to BDU)
No hookups, but restroom, showers & dump station onsite


Gig Harbor RV Resort (16min to BDU)

full hook ups available

(253) 858-8138


Joemma Beach State Park (app 17 min to BDU)
No hookups, pit toilets, dump station nearby at Penrose Point State Park


Belfair State Park (29min to BDU)

Full hookups available



Nearby Hotels


**Westwynd Motel (app 12 min to BDU)

(800) 468-9963
(pet friendly, call for details)

Best Western (appx 18 min to BDU)
(253) 858-9690

(2 dog limit, call for details)



Thank you for attending an event at Brown Dog University!  On behalf of our event staff, we hope you have a fun and enjoyable time with your dog during this event, and look forward to seeing your team on the dock!


~Brown Dog University Event Staff

   Peace, Love, & Flying Dogs!

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