Also known as dock jumping, the sport of dock diving is a rapidly growing sport in the United States. Most competitions are held in a regulation 40 foot dock diving pool, while some competitions are in a natural body of water.
Anyone can enter his or her dog in a DockDogs® competition. The only requirements are that the dog is at least six months old and is current on all shots. You do not have to wait until your dog is an accomplished jumper. There is always open dock practice time at each event and staff members to help you. Dogs that have the most fun in the sport have two qualities: They love to chase a toy, and they love water.
Places to practice:
Rummy's Beach Club, Spring, TX. Great facility for introducing your dog to water for the first time, as well as conditioning for competitors.
Gateway Dog Training, Dripping Springs, TX. Features a regulation dock. Speed Retrieve and Extreme Vertical setups available for training.
Canine Headquarters, Hutto, TX. Features a regulation dock for rental and private lessons. Speed Retrieve and Extreme Vertical setups available for training.
K9 Water World, San Marcos, TX. Features regulation dock and Extreme Vertical setup. Offers dock diving classes and dock rental offered for practice sessions.
Animal Crackers, Klein, TX. Regulation dock.
Houston Dive Dogs, Brookshire, TX. Regulation dock.
Houston Dog Ranch, Houston, TX. Dock rental to Heart of Texas Dockdogs members only. Offers organized classes to the public. Has Speed Retrieve and Extreme Vertical rigs.
Private Residence that rents dock time in Alvin, TX. Regulation dock with Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve set up. Call 713-819-6820 for appointment.
K9 Pro Dog Training, Greenville, TX.
The Leap Dock Jumping, Sanger, TX. To contact, call 940-367-6052