August 2019 Water Trial

Entries are closed. The trial is completely full with a wait list.

Join us this summer for the 20th anniversary of the PNWPWDC Flowing Lake water trial! The trial will be held at Flowing Lake Park, Snohomish, WA on August 24-25, 2019, and is open to all levels from Junior through Master. Alan Reisdorf from Athens, GA is our water trial judge.

This two-day water trial will be held in accordance with the provisions of the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America (PWDCA) water trial manual and updates, copies of which may be downloaded at no charge from the PWDCA website.

Flowing Lake County Park is located at 17900 48th St SE, Snohomish WA. Parking is $10 per day, available at the gate with cash or credit card.

Trial Schedule for Saturday and Sunday

The order of the trialing classes are as follows: Junior to Master on Saturday, August 24, and Master to Junior on Sunday, August 25.

7:00 AM: Park gates open
7:15 AM: Check-in and equipment check
7:30 AM: Briefing starts for the first class
8:00 AM: Trial starts with the first class

Even if you don’t have a dog trialing in water work, feel free come out to watch the PWDs in action at Flowing Lake Park.


There are two options available to enter the trial: online or mail-in. If you have questions regarding the online process, please contact Stevie Viaene

Lottery Close: Friday, July 19, 2019
Trial Entry Close: Friday, August 2, 2019

Online Entry Instructions

1. Download and read the 2019 August Trial Premium. The premium has important information about the water trial, the Friday Match, parking fees, and more.

2. The preferred way to enter the water trial or sign-up to volunteer and register for the practice session is online. You may pay by MasterCard or Visa or with your PayPal account. Please note the following:

a. Complete one online entry form per dog. If you are using a substitute steward for Courier or Master and they are not entered in the trial, they must complete the online substitute steward participation agreement.

b. After you have completed an online entry form, you will be sent to the Volunteer / Match Sign-up form where you also may register for the Friday Match and complete your volunteer form. Please note that the match is currently full and entries will be placed on the waitlist. We hope that you will volunteer even if you do not enter the match–we need support from the water trial community to make our trials happen! Many thanks!

c. You will receive system generated emails with the confirmation that both your Entry and Volunteer / Match sign-up forms have been received.

Online Water Trial Entry

Mail-In Entry Instructions

1. Download and read the 2019 August Trial Premium. The premium has important information about the water trial, the Friday Match, parking fees, and more.
2. Download the 2019 August entry form, complete, and mail the entry form with payment to the Trial Secretary.
3. Download the Volunteer / Match sign-up form, complete, and mail the form with payment (if a Match is selected) to the Trial Secretary.

Volunteer / Match Sign-up

****UPDATE– the match is currently full and new entries will be placed on the waitlist. If you enter for the waitlist and do not get in to the match, your entry fee will be refunded. We hope that you will complete the volunteer form even if you do not enter the match. The water trials cannot happen without support form the participating water community and we need you time and expertise to make things run! Thank you!

Volunteers who work at the trials are also able to sign-up for the Match on Friday, August 23, 2019. You don’t have to be entered in the trials to sign-up for the Match–you just have to volunteer.

For those not entering the water trial, you can still help (and we’ll love you for it!)  Water trials can’t happen without dedicated volunteers. No experience is necessary for many of the stewarding positions at the water trial. Also, it’s a great way to see the trial up close. We are so appreciative of those who volunteer to work to make the trials possible–it simply can’t happen without your help.

Volunteer / Match Sign-up Online Form
Volunteer / Match Mail-in Form

Water Trial Trophy Sponsorship

Thanks to the generosity of our members, all trophies have been sponsored! This goes a long way to support our PNWPWC water program. Trophy sponsors and dedications will be included in the trial catalog. Thanks again.


If you have questions about the September water trials, please contact Stevie Viaene.

Flowing Lake Park

The fall water trial is held at Flowing Lake Park at Lechie’s Beach. The park is located on the north end of the lake and has campsites, cabins, a swimming beach, a boat launch with a fishing dock, an amphitheater, and picnic locations.

Flowing Lake is one of the few parks in Snohomish County that allows for motorized watercraft.

Camping Reservations

17900 48th St SE
Snohomish, WA 98290

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