The world’s largest dog jumping contest heads to the Lake in June

Families can get "up close and personal" as they watch canine athletes take flight in a variety of dock-jumping competitions during the 6th annual Canine Cannonball, June 8-10 at Dog Days Bar & Grill in Osage Beach (1232 Jeffries Road on land or at the 19-mile marker on the water). This DockDogs sanctioned event presents dogs and their owners competing to find out who will become the "top dog" in three contests: Big Air WAVE (leap for distance), Extreme Vertical (leap for height) and Speed Retrieve (timed retrieval race) events. Canine Cannonball is free fun for spectators who come out to cheer for their favorite breed. The festivities also feature live music, vendors and displays, including high-performance motorcycles from Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson and Seebold Sports Motorcycle Super Center. For more information, call Dog Days Bar & Grill at 573-348-9797.