DockDogs Diving Demonstrations

Rideau River DockDogs, Eastern Ontario’s DockDogs club will end their 2016 jumping season off with a bang with high flying dogs of all sizes and breeds.

Throughout the weekend of November 12 -13 Rideau River DockDogs will present the Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve competitions for both competitors and spectators a like at the Ottawa Pet Expo.  The Big Air® competition features dogs running down a 40’ dock and diving into a pool of water after a floatable object. Speed retrieve “drag racing” for dog allows them to run down the dock to fetch a bumper at the end of the 40’ pool, while the Extreme Vertical® competition “High Jump” for the dogs where with each jump dogs try to snag a bumper that is suspended in the air. With each successful grab, the height increases in 2-inch increments until only one dog is crowned the winner.

The competitions are open to anyone who would like to get their paws wet and take advantage of this special event of the fastest growing dog sport in North America. Teams are made up of one dog and one handler from the ages of 7 and up. All dogs 6 months and older are welcome, no experience in necessary. DockDogs is a family based sport that encourages friendly competition, and fun with your dogs.

Come and join use at the Ottawa Pet Expo for an experience you won’t regret!

Join Rideau River DockDogs at the diving pool for dog diving demonstrations. Think your furry friend has what it takes? Register to have your dog compete in a series of diving events. There is a small donation required to participate. Watching is free.



  • Onsite Registration/Practice – 09:00 am
  • Big Air Wave # 1 – 10:00 am
  • Big Air Wave # 2 – 12:00 pm
  • Big Air Wave # 3 – 02:00 pm
  • Big Air Wave # 4 – 03:30 pm
  • Extreme Vertical (All in One Finals) – 05:00 pm



  • Onsite Registration/Practice – 10:00 am
  • Big Air Wave # 5 – 11:00 am
  • Big Air Wave # 6 – 12:30 pm
  • Speed Retrieve (All in One) – 02:00 pm
  • Big Air Finals – 03:30 pm (Divisional Finals Format)



cropped-FULL-NEW-LOGO-1-270x270Rideau River DockDogs is an affiliate of DockDogs Canada.

If you have a dog that loves the water then Rideau River DockDogs is for you! DockDogs is open to any breed and size of dogs, they have to be a minimum age of 6 months and their handlers must be at least 7 years old.

Rideau River Dockdogs hosts events during the warmer weather months. We offer you a chance for laughs and an exciting time out with your dog.

Come and join us to learn more about the sport of DockDogs!