DockDogs | Great American Outdoor Show

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The World's Premier Canine Aquatics Competition

DockDogs returned in 2018 in the Large Arena with furry friends, plenty of spectators and a big splash of fun! 

Over the course of the event there were 91 dogs hailing from over 10 different states, competing in 289 total waves of jumps into a pool that holds 27,000 gallons of water!

For more information on Dock Dogs, click here!

Big Air Wave

Dogs run down a 40' dock and dive into a pool of water after an object. They are judged for length of their jump.

Extreme Vertical

Dogs compete in a high jump, lunging to snag a "bumper" suspended in the air. With each grab, the height increases in 2-inch increments until one dog is crowned king!

Speed Retrieve

Dogs are put on a clock to see how fast they can run down the dock, jump in the water, swim to the end of the pool and retreive an object which is held by a modified extender arm.

2018 Schedule:

Saturday, February 3 Sunday, February 4 Monday, February 5 Tuesday, February 6 Wednesday, February 7
9:00 am On-site registration/practice
10:00am Big Air Wave #1 On-site registration/practice On-site registration/practice On-site registration/practice On-site registration/practice
11:00am Big Air Wave #5 Training Seminar Training Seminar Training Seminar
11:30am Big Air Wave #2
12:00pm Big Air Wave #1 Big Air Wave #4 Big Air Wave #6
12:30pm Big Air Wave #6
1:00pm Big Air Wave #3
1:30pm Big Air Wave #7
2:00pm Training Seminar Training Seminar
2:30pm Speed Retrieve (All In one Finals)
3:00pm Big Air Wave #4 Big Air Wave #2 Big Air Wave #5
3:30pm Speed Retrieve (All In One Finals)
4:00pm Big Air Finals (Pro, Semi-Pro, Contender & Amateur Finals)
5:00pm Extreme Vertical Big Air Wave #3 Extreme Vertical Big Air Finals (Pro, Semi-Pro, Contender & Amateur Finals)
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Think Your Dog Has What it Takes?

Interested in registering your dog to compete? Pre-registration will be available one week prior to the Great American Outdoor Show. You can pre-register by visiting or register on-site at the beginning of each day. 

The competitions are open to any and every one! Teams are made up of one dog and one handler. Your canine must be 6 months or older to be eligible. Canines of any breed, size or shape are welcomed. Not only is the competition open to all types of canines, but handlers above the age of 7 are welcomed. 

On-Site Registration Dates and Times:

Saturday, February 4 - 9:00 - 10:00am

Sunday, February 5 - Wednesday, February 8 - 10:00 - 11:00am

If you plan on participating, you are expected to arrive one hour before the scheduled wave you wish to participate in. You can also kennel your dog on-site if you wish to explore the show before or after your wave. You are required to bring your own kennel and any supplies necessary for your dog.

Want To Know More 

For more information please contact us at 330-241-4975 or [email protected]

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