Here is how dock diving works:
Competitors will be judged by how far their dog jumps off the dock.
Distance jumping is determined visually by the judge, at the point where the base of the dog’s tail enters the water.
Each dog gets two jumps (back to back). The longest of the two will be the qualifying score. You may use one extra handler on the dock to release your dog, we will have volunteers to assist if desired.
The top five dogs have a "jump off" to determine the winner.
Prizes will be awarded to the winning dogs, along with bragging rights! This is a FUN event and a fundraiser for the AAHS.
All dogs, large and small, are welcome (see additional rules of participation)! No experience necessary!
Rules of Participation
All breeds and mixes are invited and encouraged to participate!
A dog must jump on its own accord. You can not physically assist your dog off the dock in any way.
Dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet (until it is their turn to jump) and under control at all times. Pet clean up bags and trash cans will be provided.
All dogs entered must have proof of current rabies vaccinations. Please have your dog wear current I.D. and rabies tags or bring a copy of your current rabies certificate on event day.
DO NOT bring your dog if she is in heat. It is recommended dogs less than six months old not participate.
Do not bring your dog if its behavior is dangerous. We reserve the right to refuse entry to aggressive animals.