Dock Diving at Canine College
Canine College is proud to announce the newest addition to our extensive dog training services: Dock diving! Also known as dock jumping, this sport was first introduced in the late 1990’s as a new form of canine competition. Owners and their dogs compete for jumping distance, jumping height, as well as speed retrieval of objects. There are a number of organizations that host dock diving competitions in the US, including a few in Massachusetts.
About Our Professional Dock Jumping Facility
Our clean, spacious pool meets the United Kennel Club regulation standards and was built for the purpose of training your dog to learn how to jump and swim. All jumping docks are usually 35 to 40 ft long by 8 ft wide and 2 ft from the water’s surface. Our jumping platform is covered in a non-slip artificial turf to ensure owner and pet safety and improved traction. The pool is roughly 4 feet deep — plenty of depth for pets to safely land. Once your furry friend has grasped the technique you’ll be able to try dock diving by yourselves! To ensure the safety of your dog, you might want to purchase some wet steps ladders to help him – and you – get in and out the water. That way, whichever dock you visit, you’ll be ready to have fun.
Dock Jump Training
There are two key ways to train your dog to professionally dock jump: Place and Send and Chase.
Place and send requires the trainer to place the toy in the pool while the dog is waiting on the far side of the dock. Upon a command, the dog is “sent” to go fetch the toy from the pool. Chase is a method when the trainer calls the dog from a stay position and throws the toy as they call the dog.
Contact us at Canine College today to reserve our dock by the hour for dock diving lessons!