Open Dock will run similar to “Try-Its” during an event. People will take turns and the dogs will jump into the pool a couple times or use the exit ramp to practice pool skills then get back in line to repeat the process. During Open Dock, handlers will have 3 minutes to hone their skills during each of their turns on the dock. More time will be allotted if there are not others waiting to utilize the dock.
During Open Dock, dogs generally will already know how to swim and retrieve a toy in order to participate. Only one dog is allowed on the dock at a time during Open Dock.
Open Dock days are also a good time to come out and watch dogs jump or talk to others about dock diving without the stress of a competition. If a handler prefers to have the pool to themselves, we also offer Private Swim or Pool rental opportunities in 1/2 hour increments during scheduled times.