Who are we?
We are a dock diving club based out of Grand Rapids, MI. We are proud partners of Ultimate Air Dogs.
With over 10 years of experience in the industry, we are proud to call ourselves the premiere dock diving club in Michigan.
Where are we?
Our current focus is to host dock diving events at various locations throughout West Michigan. Please go to our event calendar to learn more about where we will be next!
Want to join us?
We offer club memberships that offer opportunity for discounts on event registration, option for early registration and eventually, access to our new facility! For more information, please contact us.
Frequently asked questions
What is dock diving?
Dock diving (also known as dock jumping) is a dog sport in which dogs compete in jumping distance or height from a dock into a body of water.
The dock is usually 35 to 40 ft long by 8 ft wide and 2 ft above the water surface. Any body of water or pool that is at least 4 ft (1.2 m) deep can be used. The dock is covered in artificial turf, carpet, or a rubber mat for better traction and safety for the competitors. The handler may use any amount of the dock and they may start their dog from any point on the dock when competing.
Various games are played during these events. The most common game being splash or distance jumping.
can any dog do this?
Yes! If your dog can swim, has motivation to get in the water and is over 6 months of age, they can do it!
ok, i'm interested. where can I try this?
Check out our events calendar to see where we will be next! We offer try its at our events throughout the year.
You can also contact us for more information on where to try it out!
What are games?
A splash is considered to be distance jumping. The dog runs down the dock and jumps into a 40' pool. The distance the dog jumped is judged from the end of the dock to the base of the tail where it enters the water.
A different version of the distance jumping. In this game, the dog must catch the object thrown for the jump to count. The score is a combination of the distance jumped as well as where the dog caught the toy.
Only found at Ultimate Air Dogs, Fetich is is a horizontal version of a sport called "Vertical". In this game, a bumper is suspended 4ft off the water at a pre-determined distance (minimum of 10ft). The dog must knock the bumper out of the holder within two trys in order to move to the next level.
A fun timed swimming race! This is an Ultimate Air Dogs exclusive and is one of our more exciting events to participate in! This event begins with the dog's paws placed at the edge of the dock over the pool. The dog must complete a standing jump from the end of the dock into the pool. Once the dog jumps in, it is a timed race to the finish line!