Dock Diving

Teaching Your Dog to Love The Sport


To reserve a spot in any class below, please email Sami Jo at SamiJo@PawsPetResort.com

Dock Intro Class

This class introduces you and your dog to the dock diving dog tank, working on building confidence and comfort in the tank and retrieving a toy in the water. A strong foundation in swimming and retrieving is essential in a successful dock diving team. We want to ensure you and your dog are introduced to this in a positive training environment. 

If you think your dog would be good for this sport here are important pointers to know about your dog:

- You need to have a dog that is motivated to chase or retrieve a ball or toy.

- You need to have a dog that likes to swim and isn't afraid of getting wet. 

- It helps to have a toy motivated dog because you cannot throw treats into the pool.

This class will be 4 weeks long where we introduce the dog to the dock, ground work and retrieving a toy in water. 

Wear/bring clothing that can get wet to wear around the tank area and towels.

Class sized are limited. $120 for 4 weeks.

Class sessions:

May 7th - 28th 5-6:15

June 4th - 25th 5-6:15

July 2nd - 23rd 5-6:15

July 30th - August 20th 5-6:15

Intermediate/Advanced Jumpers

These sessions are for the dogs who are confident on the ramp, jumping into the water and retrieving a toy in the tank. As a handler, you will also begin work on perfecting your toss. You and your dog can practice your routine of them jumping off dock. We also will spend some time practicing ground work to get you and your dog's technique better and stronger. 

You may sign up for as few or as many classes as you want. Attending every week is not required - as these classes are geared towards whatever you and your dog need to work on most. Class sizes are limited. 

Wear clothes to get wet, shoes to wear around the tank area and towels.

$30 per class ($50 for 2 dogs) or $120 for 5 Tuesdays throughout the summer, must pick the Tuesdays in advance.  

Tuesday, May 14th 6:30 - 8

Friday, May 17th 6 - 7:30

Tuesday, May 21st 6:30 - 8

Tuesday, May 28th 6:30 - 8 

Tuesday, June 4th 6:30 - 8

Tuesday, June 11th 6:30 - 8

Tuesday, June 18th 6:30 - 8

Tuesday, June 25th 6:30 - 8

Tuesday, July 2nd 6:30 - 8

Tuesday, July 9th 6:30 - 8

Tuesday, July 16th 6:30 - 8

Tuesday, July 23rd 6:30 - 8

Tuesday, July 30th 6:30 - 8

Tuesday, August 6th 6:30 - 8

Tuesday, August 13th 6:30 - 8

Tuesday, August 20th 6:30 - 8

Try It Days

Try it days are for any dog at any experience level. This is a great opportunity for dogs and people who never have tried out the sport of dock diving. We will introduce the newbie dogs on the whole sport. This option is awesome for anyone who cannot make it to the classes or just want to find out if their dog is interested in the sport at all. The dock will be open for a certain amount of time on these days and you may come anytime during it and stay for as long. There will be no limit on how many times you want to go up, however we suggest 7 times is a good number!

We strive for Try it Days for the people who want to just come learn more about the sport with their dogs, be around the dock more, or come out to exercise with your dog! This is not a class so there will not be ground work or additional education. 

For every class please bring a 6 ft leash, some of your dogs favorite toys, shoes and clothes that can get wet and a towel to use during the class. 

$40 to reserve a spot.

Dates:

Saturday May 18th 11:00 - 2:00

Saturday June 8th 11:00 - 2:00 

Monday June 10th 6:00 - 8:00

Sunday July 7th 11-1:00pm

Sunday July 14 11-1:00pm

Saturday July 20th 11-3:00pm

Friday July 26th 5:30-7:30pm

Private lessons

We do offer one on one lessons to get your dog jumping in the tank if you and your dog would like a non-class setting and just to do it on your own. This is great for people who want to do it during the warmest part of the day or for dogs who do not do good in a group setting. 

$35 for 30 minute session 

$70 for 1 hour session

Please email Samijo@pawspetresort.com to inquire about one on one lessons.

Renting the Tank

The tank is available to be rented for personal use in 1 hour sessions.

1 - 2 dogs ($50)

3 - 4 dogs ($75)

5 - 6 dogs ($100)

If you are interested in renting the dog tank for personal use please email samijo@pawspetresort.com for availability.