Dock diving is a huge attraction at dog shows and pet expos. It’s great entertainment for the public, and incredibly fun for the dogs!
The Canine Stars has two portable docks and pools and formerly hosted North America Diving Dogs competitions at AKC (American Kennel Club) dog shows and other events from 2014 to 2016. We continue to highlight dock diving in our entertainment shows, but no longer offer open competitons at Fairs and Festivals. Feedback from our clients suggested that the highest value entertainment was our professional dogs jumping during our Stunt Dog Shows, and that it was difficult for them to arrange security for dozens of competitors to enter the Fairgrounds with their pet dogs.
In 2019, one of our top trainers from The Canine Stars, Jo Crickenberger, opened up a dock diving facility near Denver, Colorado. We recommend her facility, Jump the Summit, for anyone in Colorado and Wyoming who is interested in getting their dog started in the sport of dock diving, as well as anyone interested in entering diving dog competitions.
We are so lucky to have witnessed this World Record set by Bo at the AKC National Championships in Florida, December 2014. Bo’s mom, Crystal, founded one of the best Belgian Malinois and Pit Bull rescues in the country, Bo Nose Rescue. Bo, a.k.a. “The Goat” (Greatest Of All Time), was years ahead of his competition and truly an inspiration to all.