Dock Diving

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Call us at 716-508-7387 to sign up for open swim times and dock diving conditioning.

Our formal dock diving course is still in development, but our pool and facility are ready for you to come and train with your dog. We offer open swim times for dock diving conditioning, rehabilitation, exercise, and also just for fun.

Fun for All Breeds

Are you looking for a fun and exciting opportunity to teach your dog some new tricks? If so, dock diving is the perfect solution. The sport of dock diving has been around for nearly two decades, but has become increasingly popular for dogs of all sizes and breeds. Not only is this sport fun to watch, but the training process will strengthen the human-animal bond between you and your dog.

What Is Dock Diving?

Dock Diving involves having dogs jump from platforms into fairly deep bodies of water, such as dock diving pools, lakes or ponds. Typically, the retrieval method is used, whereby the owner throws a toy or bumper into the water and, at the owner’s request, the dog jumps in to retrieve the item. During competition, the length of the dog’s jump is measured, to see which dog has the longest jump. Most competitions are broken down into several divisions based on a dog’s size and breed.

PET DEGREE Dock Diving Course

PET DEGREE’s dock diving course is perfect for any dog that understands basic commands. Completion of the PET DEGREE Beginner Obedience Course, or equivalent obedience skills, is required to ensure a successful training session. A dog must also be up-to-date on vaccinations. A professional dog trainer, who will customize the lessons to meet your dog’s specific needs, provides all training sessions. The trainer will work individually with each dog owner to teach proper command and training techniques. In addition, owners are provided with a comprehensive training guidebook. Classes will be held once a week for eight straight weeks, giving you time throughout the week to work with your dog one-on-one and to complete the practice homework and photo journaling requirements. Our formal dock diving course is still in development, but our pool and facility are ready for you to come and train with your dog.

Training Environment

PET DEGREE has gone to great lengths to create the perfect environment for training dock diving dogs. The platform is covered with a nonslip surface that ensures every dog has a safe and successful start. The dock diving pool is 40-feet long to give the dogs plenty of room to enter the water without risk of injury. As the dogs progress through training, owners are provided with valuable information about the sport of dock diving and learn how to prepare for competitions.

By the end of the course, you and your dog will have all the skills and understanding of commands that are necessary to train for dock diving competitions. You can also create a detailed keepsake photo journal based on your photo journaling homework completed throughout the course. Are you ready to let your dog take the plunge? Then, contact PET DEGREE today to learn more.

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We have multiple-pet membership options to suit your needs.

2 Pet Pioneer

For two pets. Charged quarterly: $53.97
$17.99 /mo
  • 35% Discount on Training Courses +Free nail trims +Exclusive access to open-swim times +One free Playgroup per month +15% Off physical exams (twice/yr) +Access to Pet Degree's dog training resources

3+ Pet Pioneer

For three pets or more. Charged quarterly: $65.97
$21.99/mo
  • 35% Discount on Training Courses +Free nail trims +Exclusive access to open-swim times +One free Playgroup per month +15% Off physical exams (twice/yr) +Access to Pet Degree's dog training resources

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