The Events consist of 3 disciplines ..BIG AIR , SPEED RETRIEVE & EXTREME VERTICAL ...the disciplines are explained in the videos below ..
Big Air® is a long jump for dogs. The dog, which may be placed anywhere on the 40’ dock, runs & jumps into the water after a throw toy. The distance is judged from the end of the dock to where the tail set of the dog breaks the water’s surface.
Speed Retrieve™ is a “timed event”. At the far end of the pool a bumper toy is suspended 2” above the water with a starting indicator light above it. The dog is then placed at the 20’ white starting mark on the dock, when the light turns green the handler releases the dog, the time clock stops when the dog has pulled the toy from the Speed Retrieve™ bracket.
Extreme Vertical™ is a “high jump” for dogs. The dog starts off at the 20’ mark on the dock & jumps up to grab a bumper toy extended out 8’ from the end of the dock over the water. The starting height for Extreme Vertical™ is 4’6” & goes up in 2” increments as competition progresses.
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