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Local golden retriever keeps his crown at DockDogs World Championships

Published: Dec. 22, 2020 at 3:58 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - A few months ago, Wyoming News Now learned about some local golden retrievers who are more than just good at dock diving. After winning the big air competition in 2019, Cheyenne resident Ron Lauscher and his dog Jaeger, were determined to keep their crown at the 2020 DockDogs World Championships in late October.

“He got a new personal best in speed retrieve and he also won the number one golden retriever in the world big air title for the second year in a row,” said Lauscher.

Jaeger competed in all four events at DDWC, which Lauscher said is a significant accomplishment. He said though they haven’t been able to compete in as many events this year because of the pandemic, they’ve enjoyed being able to participate in the ones they can, while also doing it safely.

Though there also aren’t as many competitions during the winter, there are some indoor events, like the one Lauscher and Jaeger will be competing at in Bismarck in February. Lauscher said he and his wife Tanya, keep Jaeger and Reka in shape with a lot of fetch and frisbee. It’s not hard to see how much joy it brings Lauscher to see Jaeger in action.

“As soon as I release him and he goes up on the dock, he runs all the way down to the end of the dock, looks at the water, and he’s all like yeah dad it’s here we’re ready to go. So he has so much fun and that’s what it’s all about, it’s just me and him having fun and he enjoys it so much,” said Lauscher.

Lauscher is also hoping to bring a DockDogs event to the Laramie County Fair this year, in hopes that Jaeger can compete here at home, and other dogs in the area can have a chance to show what they’ve got. He said if the community is interested in something like that, he’d appreciate you contacting the Laramie County Fair representatives and letting them know.

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