Dock­Dog Events

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Ex­treme Ver­ti­cal: This is the high jump. Dogs start at the 20-foot mark on the dock and jump up to grab a bumper toy ex­tended 8 feet from the end of the dock over the wa­ter. Start­ing height is 4 feet, six inches, and the toy rises in 2- inch in­cre­ments as the com­pe­ti­tion pro­gresses.

Big Air: This is a long jump in which the dog may be placed any­where on the 40-foot dock. The dog runs, then jumps in the wa­ter af­ter a throw toy is thrown by its han­dler. Dis­tance of the leap is judged from the end of the dock to where the tail set of the dog breaks the wa­ter’s sur­face.

Speed Re­trieve: In this timed event, a bumper toy is sus­pended 2 inches above the wa­ter with a start­ing in­di­ca­tor light above it. The dog is placed at the 20-foot mark on the dock. When the light turns green, the han­dler re­leases the dog. The clock stops when the dog has pulled the toy from the Speed Re­trieve bracket. Source: Dock­Dogs

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