Dock Diving is another fast growing dog sport. The Incredible Dog Challenge, sponsored by Purina, was the first event to feature dock jumping in 1997. There are now a number of different organizations that run dock jumping competitions in different countries. Billings K9 Coaching is a North American Diving Dogs sanctioned facility. At NADD events teams can compete in Distance Jumping, Air Retrieve, and Hydro Dash. There are 5 divisions (Novice, Junior, Senior, Master, and Elite) and two classes (Lap and Open). A title is earned once you have accumulated 5 qualifying scores within a division. NADD titles are recognized by AKC. The two classes are Open (16 inch and over dogs) and Lap (dogs under 16 inches).

If you are interested in learning dock diving, you must start with a private lesson. Open pool is available for those who have completed as many private lessons as necessary until dog has demonstrated the ability to swim and safely use the pool ramp without a trainer needed for assistance. The Air Retrieve/Hydro Dash apparatus is NOT available for use during open pool time. You must schedule a private lesson or attend a class for AR and HD. The pool is open from May through September.

Schedule and Rates

Private Lessons

$35 for 25 minutes

$70 for 55 minutes (2 or more dogs)

Please complete Sign Up form to request a lesson.

Rental Prices (you must start with privates)

$25 for 25 minutes

$50 for 55 minutes


Air Retrieve

Tuesdays at 5:45 pm- dogs are allowed 2 turns on the dock for $15. May through September.

Hydro Dash

Available by privates only. A class may be added as needed as we introduce this new game in 2020.

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