Dock Diving/Swimming

The pools are open seasonally.  They usually open sometime in April and close after our final Dock Diving event in October.

Currently we offer Private pool rentals and Open Swims.

Open swim is for anyone that wants to come.  Your dog can swim or dive during an Open Swim. There may be a few dogs or a lot of dogs, you never know. It is a more social experience than just training your dog. If there are many dogs present we limit your time on the dock and use a list for who is next. You can add your dog’s name to the list as many times as you like. If diving dogs are present, they have preference in the competition pool and ask that swimmers use the smaller pool.  Cost is $12 a dog for Open Swim and no reservations are required. Currently Open Swim times are Tuesdays 4:00 – 7:00 PM and Thursdays 4-7 PM and select weekends.

Private rentals are in 30 minute blocks. You may have more than one dog on the dock at a time at your own discretion. The large pool is $35 a block and the small pool is $28 a block. You may rent multiple blocks (30, 60, 90 minutes). The big pool includes the use of the Extreme Vertical or Fetch-It rigs, but you must provide your own bumper.

 See our rentals page for reservations.

Bad weather policy. The pools will not be open when lightning is present. Light rain will not stop us from opening.

Read through the information below about the pools, then check out the FAQ’s at the bottom of the page.

Hog Dog is pleased to be hosting  4 UAD (Ultimate Air Dogs)  competitions this summer!

  • Ashley Whippet Air May 12-13
  • June Bloom June 16-17
  • Hog Dog Daze/ UAD REGIONALS August 11-12
  • Docktoberfest October 20-21 CANCELLED

See you next year!

Ultimate Air Dogs

About our pools

We have two above ground pools. The “big pool” is 41 feet long and 20 feet wide. There is a 40 foot dock that rests 24 inches over the water line. This is our “competition” pool. There is an entrance ramp and an exit ramp for this dock. Our “small pool” is 26 feet long and 18 feet wide. There is a platform approximately 6×12 feet that rest 14 inches over the pool. We also call the small pool the training pool. Both pools have sturdy fixed ramps into the pools for easy access in and out of the pools for the dogs.

We do allow both dog swimming and dog dock diving in our pools. We ask that you reserve the big pool for dock diving dogs when they are present. We are a canine training facility, we only allow humans in the pool for the assistance of their dog’s training. No human jumping / diving allowed. There is no human recreational swimming allowed. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed in the pools at any time. Children must have direct adult supervision AT ALL TIMES. Children are not allowed on the docks without parental supervision. Children are never allowed on the agility equipment.

Before you and your dog may use the pools at Open Swim, please check in with pool attendant. Pay for your session before you enter. We currently do not take credit cards, only cash and checks (made out to HOG DOG).  You will be asked to sign a waiver that relieves Hog Dog Productions of any liability for injury to you or your dog.  We do not require vaccine papers, but ask that you only bring healthy vaccinated dogs to our facility.  Do not bring your dog if he/ she is not feeling well or if your bitch is in season.

All dogs must be on leash unless they are on the dock. We have a small fenced field adjacent to the pools that off lead running is allowed.  Do NOT allow your dog to eliminate on any man-made structures, this includes the dock, the pools, the fences, the buildings, etc..  Please pick up after your dog. If your dog accidentally vomits or eliminates on the dock, please use a bucket to rinse the dock.

Dock diving and swimming is a strenuous sport. It is wise to make sure your dog is healthy and fit enough to participate. Many dogs are afraid of clear water. Never force your dog into the water. No tossing or pushing is allowed.  Likewise our docks and pools can present a challenge for the mobility challenged human being. If you have mobility disabilities, please bring your own attendant to assist you with your dog.

Bring your dog’s favorite FLOATING toy. If your dog finds a toy on the property, Please do not let them take it home. Be prepared to get wet! Do not allow your keys, phones or cameras to get wet!! ALWAYS introduce your dog to the exit ramp. Do not allow your dog to exit the pool over the sides. Life jackets are not provided.

Safety for dogs and humans alike is great importance to us. Multiple dogs are allowed on the dock at the same time only if they are familiar to each and all owners agree. Be aware that there is a higher risk of injury with multiple happy dogs in a small environment.

There is no parking on the field side of the road.

Pool hours are limited to our own availability. For insurance reasons, we must be present. Please respect that this is my home and I do work other jobs. We currently offer Open Swims and private reservations for the pools.

FAQ

Are there Dock Diving classes available?

We have found that the dogs progress at such different speeds that individual lessons work better.

How do I schedule a private dock diving lesson?

Contact Lee at fluple@hotmail.com to schedule your lesson.

Why aren’t people allowed in the pools?

There is no lifeguard nor are the pools monitored for human safety. Our pools are cleaner than our local waterways, but we do not specifically treat them for human use.  (And they are usually VERY hairy!)

How do I get started in dock diving? How do I know if my dog will jump?

First start with a strong swimmer. Many dogs are afraid of clear water (it looks like there is no bottom).  But generally it is the drive to get the toy you bring that gets your dog to jump. A great toy chase is a definite asset.

Do you teach dogs to swim?

Yes, swimming lessons are also available. Contact Lee at fluple@hotmail.com to schedule. Please be aware if your dog shows a fear of the water and I can not work him or her through it, I will not force your dog in the water.

How do I find out when weekend Open Swims are?

Check our Facebook page or join our Yahoo newsletter for  the most up to date announcements.

I want to rent the pool, but the time is gray?

Gray times are unavailable, green available and red already booked.

Can I cancel my reservation?

If you need to cancel or change your time, you must do do at least 48 hours before your scheduled time. I will cancel the reservation and refund your money, then just book again for the time you want.

What if it rains on my reservation?

I will cancel and refund for weather, even if it is less than 48 hours.