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Just like people, many dogs don’t take to swimming naturally; they need to learn how to do it. Courteous Canine offers group dog swimming lessons or private dog swimming lessons for your puppy or adult dog. Take a swim in our dog dock jumping competition-standard swimming pool at our dog training main campus.

Eventually you and your dog can advance to Distance Dock Jumping, Air Retrieval, or Hydrodash in preparations for competitions! Come join the fun and have your dog jump into our Dog Dock Jumping programs!



Puppy and Adult Dog Swimming Lessons

Just like people, many dogs don’t take to swimming naturally; they need to learn how to do it. Courteous Canine offers group swimming classes or 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 their confidence in the water and soon, they’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.

Puppy and Adult Dog swimming lessons are offered in a group setting or privately at our facility only. Dogs require 3 to 5 sessions on average to learn to swim.


Introduction to Dog Dock Jumping

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 water loving dog can do it too!

In this introductory single 90-minute session, you and your dog can try the exciting sport of dog dock jumping, a sport where the dogs are grouped by the distance that they jump.

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, email your video of your dog swimming to  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. Courteous Canine Diving Dogs is affiliated with NADD- North American Diving Dogs.

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


Intermediate/Advanced Dog Dock Jumping

If your dog already dock jumps or you have taken the intro class, and have been cleared by your instructor, then this is the class for you! Refine your tossing skills and learn how to increase your dog’s “flight” distance. Intermediate and Advanced Dock Jumping is offered as a group class, typically one Saturday per month. Classes will be added as demand increases. You and your dog must complete the Introduction to Dock Jumping as a group or privately. This is a single 90-minute class.


Dock Jumping Private Instruction

No matter what your goals are, 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. This class is offered in a private setting at our main campus only. Sessions can be 30 or 60 minutes. Dock jumping for distance and retrieval coaching available.


Dog Training Group Classes

Dog Training Group Classes Description Price
Intro to Agility – Jumps, Tunnels, Chutes Intro to Agility – 6-weeks Intro to Agility: Jumps, Tunnels and Chute Group Class $175
Intro to Agility – Contacts and Weaves Intro to Agility – 6-weeks Intro to Agility: Contacts and Weaves Group Class $175
Intermediate/Advanced Agility Intermediate/Advanced Agility: 6 weeks intermediate/advanced agility Group Class. $175
Dog Parkour 4 weeks Dog Parkour $116
Really Reliable Coming – Part 1 and Part 2 One time 90-minute group class. $35
Dog Swimming 101: Puppy Pool Safety One  time 90-minute Intro to swimming $35
Intro to Dock Jumping One  time 90-minute Intro to Dock Jumping. $35
Intermediate/Advanced Dock Jumping Practice 1.5 hour group practice session $35
Intro to Fun Scent Games 6-weeks Intro to Fun Scent Games Group Class. $175
Low Stress Handling and Vet Visits  One time 90-minute group happy vet visit class. $35
Lure Coursing  One time 90-minute group mini fast cat session. $40
AKC Canine Good Citizen & Pet Therapy Prep Part I 8-Weeks; requires an access code to complete registration $198
AKC Advanced Canine Good Citizen & Pet Therapy Prep Part 2 8-Weeks; requires an access code to complete registration $198
AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing Individual Testing for CGC Test if not a participant in the group class. Test maximum time is 30 minutes. Price is per dog, per test. Should the dog need longer to take the test, an hour booking is required at $65. $35
My Dog has Issues 6-weeks My Dog has Issues for Reactive Dogs Group Class. Requires private Behavior Consult first. $175
AKC Star Puppy Classes 6 session enroll and go STAR puppy kindergarten. $175
Basic Manners 6 session enroll and go program for basic manners $175
Trick Training Level 1 6 weeks of classes and the final week is testing for Trick Training Titling! Come join for titling, FUN, mental stimulation, warm-up and make people smile!
Trick Training Level 2 -Movement and Tricks to Music Creating Routines and Dog Dancing! 6 weeks of classes that build upon level 1. $175
Intro To Dog Dancing Freestyle Create a 30-second routine to music one time 90-minute workshop $35
Dog Training Rain Policy


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. 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.

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To participate in class, your dog must have received:

  • Distemper/Parvo (core combination)
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella
  • Canine Influenza

If your dog is not eligible for these vaccines, we will also accept a letter of exemption from your veterinarian due to your dog’s age or medical status.


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So much fun Dock Diving with our 2 Dobermans! Joe the instructor made our training experience FUN and gave us many helpful tips! Looking forward to training again next swim season.

Jim Minarick, Google

my dog, millie, always has a blast at class! we did the puppy kindergarten, puppy play dates, and a private dock diving lesson, and all were lots of fun! while we would love to do dock diving again, she has taken an interest in agility equipment so we might have to sign up for an agility class too! i love that they offer so many wonderful classes so that there is always something new to try! and to top it all off, they are positive reinforcement based so no aversive tools are used which really helps build that bond/trust between you and your dog!

Kady, Google

Brought our pup to see/confirm she’d be a fun dock diver and Courteous exceeded expectations with courtesy and fun. They have a great set up for ALL types of dogs & their people with different levels of agility as well as play They were awesome to us. Definitely headed back for more fun (and it’s 45 min one way for us. A great family outing too. Would be excellent for kids with their BFFs)

Dawn McQuilkin, Google

Excellent swimming class for dogs! The instructor was outstanding!

J G, Google

Went to the starter jump in a group setting. Great experience ha w went back one on one with now as the trainer. Joe is very enthusiastically about the dogs and it was a general all around good time

Billy Stellar, Google