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July 15, 2012 at 8:46 PM

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On Fun Meter, Two Paws Up


JORDAN STEAD / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Jimmy, a yellow labrador, prepares to sink his teeth into his chewy, green toy at the Puget Sound DockDogs BIG AIR DoubleShot dock jumping event Sunday, July 15, 2012, at the Mill Creek Festival Pet Plaza in Mill Creek, Wash. Onlookers crowded the edge of the pool to watch the airborne canine fun. Puget Sound DockDogs, a non-profit organization benefiting various canine charities, partnered with the Mill Creek Festival to produce the event which featured top ranked dogs jumping great lengths into a pool of water.

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Jacki Comacho, left, throws a toy that is closely followed by her English black lab, Reggie, center, as Jana Rice, right, and puppy Greta, center right, look on at the Puget Sound DockDogs BIG AIR DoubleShot dock jumping event Sunday, July 15, 2012, at the Mill Creek Festival Pet Plaza in Mill Creek, Wash. Onlookers crowded the edge of the pool to watch the airborne canine fun. Puget Sound DockDogs, a non-profit organization benefiting various canine charities, partnered with the Mill Creek Festival to produce the event which featured top ranked dogs jumping great lengths into a pool of water.

JORDAN STEAD / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Sandy Metzger, right, congratulates her dog, Skylee, a golden retriever labrador, left, on jumping 23 feet and 2 inches - a personal best this year - at the Puget Sound DockDogs BIG AIR DoubleShot dock jumping event Sunday, July 15, 2012, at the Mill Creek Festival Pet Plaza in Mill Creek, Wash.

JORDAN STEAD / THE SEATTLE TIMES

At left, Henna - a DockDogs hall of fame record holder in her eighth season of competing - looks up at her master in between rounds at the Puget Sound DockDogs BIG AIR DoubleShot dock jumping event Sunday, July 15, 2012. At right, Jimmy, a yellow labrador, jumps from the dock after his toy as his owner, John Haas, looks on in excitement.

JORDAN STEAD / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Owners hurled toys of choice from an elevated ramp for their dogs to jump after at the Puget Sound DockDogs BIG AIR DoubleShot dock jumping event Sunday, July 15, 2012, at the Mill Creek Festival Pet Plaza in Mill Creek, Wash.

JORDAN STEAD / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Sophie, a chocolate lab, vigorously shakes off after climbing out of a pool.

JORDAN STEAD / THE SEATTLE TIMES

While some dogs went straight for their floating toys, others chose to whimper at the water's edge or flounder near the sides of the pool at the Puget Sound DockDogs BIG AIR DoubleShot dock jumping event Sunday, July 15, 2012, at the Mill Creek Festival Pet Plaza in Mill Creek, Wash. For more photos, visit the gallery.

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Beautiful dogs. That one at the top has better teeth than me. MORE
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