RaisingRiver Posted August 2, 2007 Report Share Posted August 2, 2007 Ok, so the county fair starts on Friday. I was looking at the events online and there's DogDocks this year. So, why not, I'm only 2 miles from the fair. Which dog do I take... or both? Neither of my dogs have jumped from a dock or dock-like platform. Reading about dockdiving, I'm supposed to throw a chase toy and my dog jumps in after it. Diesel likes water. Willingly walks right in. Beach, pond, no problem. He will give chase to tennis balls and frisbees with enthusiasm. River LOVES fetching. She will walk into water but doesn't like to put her face in it so much - only to fetch something. I'm thinking River might run to the end and stop - but she's very toy motivated and has done agility. I think Diesel will jump.... but who knows, maybe he'll get scared. It's $20 a dog to enter a wave. Maybe I just spend $40 for a fun opportunity? I know there's some dock divers here... any advice on how to tell if a dog will do it and/or any advice on the best way to do it. Any safety concerns? Like... what if River isn't a good swimmer?! I've only seen her swim in a few feet of river water and only like 3 times. Worth getting a swim vest? "This is an OUTDOOR event to be run off of a SCAFFOLDING DOCK into a POOL." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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