SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2024-DAY 1

DOCK JUMPING FOR BEGINNERS

10:00 AM

  • Introduction of instructors
  • Introduction to Dock Diving
  • Pool Safety and Event Etiquette
  • On dock demonstrations for “Place and Send” or “Chase”

11:00AM – 1 PM Break in to 2 groups

11AM to 12PM – 60 minutes Group A – Dry land/Group B – Pool

12PM – 1 PM – 60 minutes Group B – Dry land/Group A – Pool

HOUR 1:

GROUP A – (10 dogs) Off dock, dry land training. Short retrieves dry land (dock prep). Waiting etiquette. Teaching the chase getting your dog to catch.

GROUP B – (10 dogs) On dock-ramp/short dock

HOUR 2: GROUPS SWITCH

1:00PM – 1:30PM Lunch provided

1:30PM-3:00PM

Open dock for all dogs with instructors. Other instructors to help those in line with dry land exercises.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2024-DAY 2

ADVANCED COMPETITORS CLASS

10:00 AM

  • Introduction of instructors
  • Introduction to Dock Diving
  • Four disciplines: Distance (“Big Air”), Speed retrieve (hydro retrieve), Takedown (“Air Retrieve”)  and Catch (“Toss”)
  • Major differences between venues (DockDogs, NADD, UAD, CWC, PDS, etc)

11:00AM – 1 PM Break in to 2 groups

11AM to 12PM – 60 minutes Group A – Steps to Increase Performance

  • The importance of striding-hitting the mark!
  • Conditioning
  • Dry land training-bumper work, restrained retrieves, etc
  • Event prep-training schedule, etc
  • Nutrition before and during events
  • Record and review every jump

12:00 PM SWITCH GROUPS

12PM – 1 PM – 60 minutes Group B – Evaluations with instructors with suggestions for more distance, striding, etc

1:00PM LUNCH

1:30PM-3:00PM Open dock for all dogs with instructors & dry land exercises

Dock Jumping Symposium

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