DOG SWIMMING LESSONS & DOG DOCK JUMPING SPORTS

Featured at Courteous Canine Main Campus

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.

Pool Tricks for Dogs!

This one time 90-minute group class exposes your dog to the opportunity to learn simple fun pool tricks! Not all dogs may want to try each trick, dogs have trick aptitude that we need to consider, but you and your dog will learn how to teach each of these tricks! Click here to see the class handout.

Dogs that enroll in the class have already been to swim class or love to swim in clear water.

Student maximum: 8 dogs

Prerequisite: Completion of group swim class or a video of your dog swimming in clear water

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 LoveDogs@CourteousCanine.com.  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.

Dock Jumping Dry Land Games: No Pool Cold Weather Ground Games

This one-time 90-Minute group class makes use of games outside of the pool to teach dogs foundation training for dog dock jumping. Whether you are new to dog dock jumping, or experienced, this class provides you with fun games that help you work fun skills needed for dock jumping. Learn games to help with ideal take off and striding, training power grabs, self control and dry land games for Hydrodash and Air Retrieve. Please bring your dog’s favorite toys and treats. It is recommended to take this class multiple times for optimum results.

6-Week Dog Camp Sport Sampler

Can’t decide which of our group classes could be a fit for your dog? This class is for you and your dog! Each week you and your dog will be exposed to one type of dog sport or activity including: agility, fetch and or disc, swim and if your dog wants to jumping off the dock, lure coursing, tricks, fun scent games finding food or odor, depending on your dogs aptitude.  This class is held outdoors for all classes. Sign up today and begin your dog’s sport journey!
 

Dog Training Group Classes

Dog Training Group Classes Description Price Register
Intro to Agility – Jumps and Tunnels Intro to Agility – 6 weeks Intro to Agility: Jumps and Tunnels Group Class $175 Class Schedule & Registration
Intro to Agility – Contacts and Weaves Intro to Agility – 6 weeks Intro to Agility: Contacts and Weaves Group Class $175 Class Schedule & Registration
Intermediate/Advanced Agility Intermediate/Advanced Agility: 6 weeks intermediate/advanced agility Group Class. $175 Class Schedule & Registration
6-Week Dog Camp Sport Sampler 6 weeks Dog Camp Sport Sampler $175 Class Schedule & Registration
6-Week Rally O Novice 6 weeks Rally O Novice $198 Class Schedule & Registration
6-Week AKC Fetch: Prep for Titling and Learn the Games 6-Week AKC Fetch: Prep for Titling and Learn the Games $198 Class Schedule & Registration
Really Reliable Coming When Called One-time 90-minute group class of fun games for successful coming when called $39 Class Schedule & Registration
Dog Swimming 101: Puppy Pool Safety One-time 90-minute Intro to swimming $35 Class Schedule & Registration
Pool Tricks for Dogs! One-time 90-minute class that provides your dog the opportunity to learn simple fun pool tricks! $35 Class Schedule & Registration
Intro to Dock Jumping One-time 90-minute Intro to Dock Jumping. $35 Class Schedule & Registration
Intermediate/Advanced Dock Jumping Practice 1.5 hour group practice session $35 Class Schedule & Registration
Dock Jumping Dry Land Games 90-Minute group class makes use of games outside of the pool to teach dogs foundation training for dog dock jumping. It is recommended to take this class multiple times for optimum results. $35 Class Schedule & Registration
Intro to Fun Scent Games 6 weeks Intro to Fun Scent Games Group Class $198 Class Schedule & Registration
4-Week Low Stress Handling for Vet Visits and Grooming 4 weeks of one-hour classes to teach you and your dog to decrease stress and increase fun for vet visits and or grooming visits. $139 Class Schedule & Registration
Lure Coursing  One time 90-minute group mini fast cat session. $40 Class Schedule & Registration
AKC Canine Good Citizen & Pet Therapy Prep Part I 8 weeks; requires prerequisite AKC Star Puppy or Basic Manners Class $264 Class Schedule & Registration
AKC Advanced Canine Good Citizen & Pet Therapy Prep Part 2 8 weeks; requires prerequisite AKC Star Puppy or Basic Manners Class $264 Class Schedule & Registration
My Dog has Issues 6 weeks My Dog has Issues for Reactive Dogs Group Class. Requires private Behavior Consult first. $249 Class Schedule & Registration
Next Level Dog Obedience Fun Games Group Class 60-minute group class that takes place over the course of six weeks which is for dog-and-human-friendly dogs that need to take their obedience and manners to the next level. $198 Class Schedule & Registration
AKC Star Puppy Classes 6 session enroll and go STAR puppy kindergarten. $198 Class Schedule & Registration
Basic Manners 6 session enroll and go program for basic manners $198 Class Schedule & Registration
New Basic Manners 6 session enroll and go program for basic manners $198 Class Schedule & Registration
Intro to Trick Training 6 weeks of trick training classes; final week is testing for Trick Training Tilting
$198 Class Schedule & Registration
Trick Training – Movement and Tricks to Music 6 weeks of classes creating Routines and Dog Dancing $198 Class Schedule & Registration
6-Week Hero Dog Trick Training 6 weeks of fun new tricks that help your dog be a hero around the house $198 Class Schedule & Registration
6-Week Boredom Busters Enrichment Games 6 weeks of learning fun games that you and your dog can play on rainy days $198 Class Schedule & Registration
Snake Identification and Safety Workshop for Humans Learn how to avoid being bitten by snakes by learning about snake safety and snake identification of venomous Florida snakes along with harmless snakes. $39 Class Schedule & Registration

Dog Sport Discounted Private Training Packages Overview

Ethical trainers or dog behavior consultants never guarantee results. All behavior consulting results are based on each dog and how much time and effort parents put into the behavior change plan. We do guarantee you that our recommendations will be dog friendly, and science based. Read about our dog training philosophy here.

Dog Training Package Overview Savings Price Register
4 One-Hour Private on campus, dog sport training package – For dogs that require new skills for 2-3 cues. $260 Discounted Price Purchase
6 One-Hour Private on campus, dog sport training package – For dogs that require new skills for 2-3 cues. $390 Discounted Price Purchase
Dog Training Rain Policy

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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VACCINE POLICY

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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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

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

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

Excellent swimming class for dogs! The instructor was outstanding!

J G, Google