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BDU Under The Sea Labor Day Splash

September 3, 2021 - September 6, 2021 (Friday - Monday)

You've added this event to your watchlist and will receive an email ten days prior to the start of the event reminding you to make any last-minute registration changes or cancel if you no longer plan to attend. If you haven't registered, you will still receive an email reminder if space is still available.


11501 142nd Ave Ct NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98329
  • This is an Outdoor Event
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  • Online registration closes 08/31/2021 at midnight (CDT).
  • 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.


Friday, Sep 3, 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, Sep 4, 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, Sep 5, 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)

  • 04:00 pm: Splash #302 (Hydro Dash)

Monday, Sep 6, 2021
  • 09:00 am: Splash #13 (Distance Jump)

  • 11:00 am: Splash #14 (Distance Jump)

  • 01:30 pm: Splash #15 (Distance Jump)

  • 03:30 pm: Splash #102 (Air Retrieve)

Other Notes

THEME: "Under The Sea"

Tentative Event Description pending 2021 State Covid guidance


This event will be run with a special format that meets  CDC and Washington State COVID recommendations. 


Only pre-registered teams may attend this event.  This trial will not be open to public spectators.




  • Registration will close 1 week early,  for us to schedule time slots with groups of 10 dogs. We will send this running order and the time of your scheduled time slot by email prior to the trial.  *Please note that your regularly scheduled splash times are irrelevant to you scheduled jump time due to required state business COVID regulations. 
  • Each competitor will receive an invoice to your registered NADD email for pre-payment of their registrations.    There will be no add on splashes for this event. 
  • Our usual BBQ will not be available. 
  • Competitors will need to crate out of their vehicles for this event.
  • Masks when entering the property of BDU are a 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 laid out for you to pickup on a table.  
  • Once you have finished your jumps and/or your dog's therapy session with Fit Woof... Please leave.  We love seeing you and your dogs; and have missed you too!  But please do not linger  or congregate in groups.   


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:


Friday,Saturday & Sunday

Check in opens: 8:00 am

First group will begin each day at 9:00am


Running order will be posted on the whiteboard .


**Per NADD 2021 rules, teams may register for a MAX of 12 distance splashes per event. 




Facility Rules

  • No vehicles over 25’ allowed on BDU private road for parking.
  • Overnight camping on BDU private road prohibited
  • Please respect the three dog loving neighbors that share our private road.  Do not walk your dogs, leave poop or trash behind, or let dogs run off leash on neighboring rural properties or down their private driveways at any time.  
  • Facility waiver, NADD waiver, & Covid waiver must be signed at registration before entering the pool/dock area.
  • Dogs must be on leash at all times except when on the dock.
  • No retractable leashes permitted on the property.
  • Treats or food are not allowed in the pool area or on the dock.
  • Pushing or shoving of dogs into the pool are strictly forbidden.
  • Prong collars, choke chains, remote collars, and harnesses must be removed at the top of the entrance ramp before stepping onto the dock.
  • 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.
  • 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!




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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