The world of DockDogs competitions just got a little more fierce as Nulo Pet Food is pleased to announce its support of Team R&R Retrievers – which includes DockDogs World Youth Handler Champion Lizzy Felton and her yellow lab, Ralphie … as well as her little sister Gabby and yellow lab, Riley.
What they may lack in experience, Lizzy (15) and Gabby (12) have made up through sheer hard work. Between school, swim team and crew practices, the two girls spend endless days training Ralphie & Riley – watching their pups’ weight, working on speed drills, and having the dogs jump for distance from their training docks.
But a heavy schedule of DockDog and IronDog competitions doesn’t come easy. Entry costs, travel, accommodations … and the ferocious appetite of two dogs comes with a price. Lizzy and Gabby spend their summers babysitting, dog sitting and raising money through lemonade stands to support their passion.
In 2010, that passion paid off and Lizzy & Ralphie won the World Youth Handler Championship in Salem, Oregon. Since then, Lizzy & Ralphie have been invited to champion events across the country to show off their skills and compete against the very best canine athletes in the country. Crowds love to stop by and meet ‘wonder dogs’ and now world champion team.
Nulo couldn’t be more proud of Lizzy & Ralphie and Gabby & Riley as they set out for new adventures and another season of competition. Ralphie & Riley and been enjoying a steady supply of Nulo Trim to keep their weight down over the off season and will probably move to Nulo Endurance as the training season gets more intense and they burn more calories.
Stay tuned for more news, updates and results from Lizzy & Ralphie and Gabby & Riley’s adventures.