Have you ever been curious about dock diving? Does your dog LOVE water? Looking for something to keep your dog active this winter? Come join us at open dock!
What is open dock?
Open dock is when we open our pool to the public to allow dogs to come practice or try out the sport of dock diving.
For new dogs, we show the dog how to get in and out of the pool using the ramp. Once they are comfortable jumping off the ramp into the water, you can try to get them to jump off the dock.
Each dog/handler gets two turns to try and then jumps back in line to allow the next dog/handler to go. We try to get everyone a chance to jump at least 3x.
We also have an Advanced Open Dock and a Friday Night Fetch It League
When is it?
We offer open dock on a limited basis pending events at our facility. Our next open dock will be Tuesday, September 3rd!
BEGINNER/NEW DOGS - TUESDAYS 5:30-8:30PM - $20
Beginner/new dog open dock is for new dogs that have little to no experience with dock diving. This is not for dogs who do not know how to swim. We will have staff available to get into the pool to assist with some of the inexperienced dogs. Limited coaching will be available.
ADVANCED OPEN DOCK - COMING SOON!
Advanced open dock is for confident jumpers only. This open dock time is for dogs that consistently jump by themselves. Please note we will not be in the pool, nor will we provide a great amount of assistance for this open dock time.
FRIDAY NIGHT FETCH IT LEAGUE - COMING SOON!
Fetch it is for confident dock jumpers only. This is not for new dogs. We will be working through practicing fetch it with your dog. Limited coaching is available.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Dogs signing up for Advanced Open Dock or Friday Night Fetch It that have never been to MIK9AC must go to beginner/new dog open dock for evaluation prior to attending Advanced Open Dock.
how much is it?
OPEN DOCK (Beginner & Advanced) - $20/dog
FRIDAY NIGHT FETCH IT - $25/dog
Is there a minimum age?
Dogs must be 6 months or older.
Are there life jackets available?
Yes! We have jackets to borrow from S-XL
do i need to preregister?
There is no need to preregister. You can show up any time between 5:30-8:15pm to jump your dog. Pool closes at 8:45pm.
You can preregister your dog if you so desire by clicking here.
do i need to bring anything?
Be sure to bring your dog's favorite toy, some treats, extra towels, and non-slip shoes for yourself. Be sure to wear clothes you don't mind getting wet!
Please no: e-collars, choke chains, pinch collars on the dock.
Does my dog need to know how to swim?
Yes, your dog will need to know how to swim. Open dock is not a good environment to figure it out.
If you are unsure if your dog knows how to swim, we recommend trying out our beginner dock diving class. We have an instructor who will get in the pool with your dog.
can i get in the pool?
MIK9AC has qualified staff members who are happy to get in the pool with your dog. Our staff is experienced with all levels of dogs from experienced swimmers to new dogs needing some help learning to swim. The public cannot enter our pool.