Dog Swimming Dock Jumping Sports

Dog Dock Jumping Lutz, Clearwater FL
“The instructor is very knowledgeable and helpful. I really liked the class a lot! My dog loves the class!”

–Kelli H.

Upcoming NADD Events


Rain Policy for Outdoor Classes

For private training and group instruction that is held outdoors, we will make every attempt to contact students at least two hours before if we are canceling class. Please note that Florida weather is known to shift within minutes so we will do the best that we can.

Generally classes are held during light rain, if there is lightning classes are cancelled. If you see lightning during your class please let your instructor know immediately.

If you don’t hear from your instructor your class will occur as scheduled.

Puppy and Adult Dog Swimming Lessons

Class Type: Private. At our facility only
Term: 30 minutes per session. Only $35 per half hour session or $65 for an hour. Package pricing available. Dogs require 3 to 5 sessions on average to learn to swim.

Bella-SwimmingJust like people, many dogs don’t take to swimming naturally; they need to learn how to do it. Courteous Canine offers private swimming lessons for your puppy or adult dog in our dog dock jumping competition-standard swimming pool. Gradually, we will work with your four-legged friend to increase his confidence in the water and soon, he’ll take to swimming like a duck to water!  Our pool dock features artificial turf that is easy on paw pads and a beach entry type water entry and exit.

Email to set up a dog swim lesson today!

Introduction to Dog Dock Jumping

Class Type: Group. Maximum 6 dogs
Term: 1 class, 90 Minutes $30
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of swim class.  Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

You’ve seen it on TV: a dog running at top speeds across a dock and then gleefully leaping into the air and landing in a pool. Now, your dog can do it, too.

Dog Dock JumpingIn this introductory session, you and your dog can try the exciting sport of dog dock jumping, a sport where the dogs are grouped by size, and the dog within each group who jumps the farthest wins. At Courteous Canine’s competition-level dock and swimming pool, dogs are exposed to the dock and then slowly into the pool. Dogs are required to know how to swim prior to signing up for this class.  They are gradually exposed to the pool, the ramp and to jumping. Many dogs are crazy for this sport, and it is gaining tremendous popularity all over the US. All breeds of dogs that are able to swim are encouraged to take this class.

Splash Alert! You will get wet during the class so please bring towels and a change of clothing! Also this class is open for dogs that enjoy swimming. If you need a swim lesson please contact and we will be happy to set that up for you!

Find a Courteous Canine Intro to Dock Jumping class today!

Intermediate/Advanced Dock Jumping

Ultimate Pool ShotClass Type: Group. $30 per class . Usually one Saturday per month from 12:30-2:00 pm. Classes added as demand increases.
Term: 1 class, 1.5 hours per class
Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Dock Jumping group or private

If your dog already dock jumps or you have taken the intro class, then this is the class for you. Refine your tossing skills and learn how to increase your dog’s “flight” distance.

Find a Courteous Canine Open Practice for Dock Jumping class today!

Vertical Dog Dock Jumping

Class Type: Private. $35 for a half hour and $65 for an hour.  Package pricing available.  At our facility only
Term: 30 or 60 minute sessions. Dogs require 3 to 5 sessions on average
Prerequisite: Swim and dock jumping experience

Vertical Dock Jumping competitions take the sport of dog dock jumping to new heights! Rather than competing for the farthest jump, dogs compete for the highest jump. Our instructors will work with your dog one-on-one to maximize the spring in his step!

Contact Courteous Canine today to schedule your Vertical Dock Jumping Session!

Dock Jumping Private Instruction

Class Type: Private. At our facility only
Term: 30 minutes per session. Only $35 per half hour session or 60 minutes for $65. Package pricing available. Distance,  and vertical coaching available.

No matter what your goals our dock jumping coaching team is invested in helping you meet them. We have an extensive knowledge of behavior which is critical to getting and maintaining a solid sit stay at the end of the dock. We are also outstanding at custom designing approximations for improving or resolving training issues.

Sign up for private lesson today

NADD competitions scheduled for 2018!!

2018 Courteous Canine Diving Dogs will be featuring TWO NADD competitions.

Upcoming competitions:
Courteous Canine Diving Dog Days of Summer & AKC Trick Dog Competition
July 6, 2018 – July 8, 2018 (Friday – Sunday)
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Courteous Canine Diving Dogs 2018 Next to the Last , Last Qualifier & UpDog Disc Challenge
*This is a qualifier event for the National Diving Dog Championships.*
October 5, 2018 – October 7, 2018 (Friday – Sunday)
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