CAPITAL CITY DOG SPORT ASSOCIATION™
Working Dog Competition Training Club
Established 1979

UKC Dock Jumping

Dock Jumping is a UKC licensed performance sport where dogs jump off a dock into a pool during events hosted by Ultimate Air Dogs.  The dogs are motivated by a toy thrown by the handler or suspended in the air above the water.

There are a variety of events offered during UKC dock jumping.  They are:


Ultimate Air (Distance jumping) is the original feature of dock jumping events. Dogs run down a dock and jump into a pool after an object thrown by the handler and the distance of the jump is measured (from the end of the dock nearest the waters' edge to the base of the dog’s tail where it lands in the water).

 

Catch-It is another distance jumping event, however the dog MUST catch the object thrown for the jump to count.  When the dog makes the catch, two distances are recorded: where the dog makes the catch, as well as where the dog’s tail lands in the water.  Not only is it an added challenge for the dog to catch the throw object while in mid-air, it also requires intense concentration, spot-on timing, and strategy from the handler.

 

Fetch-It is a distance retrieve event where a bumper is suspended 4 feet above the water (starting at a minimum distance of 10 feet away from the dock) and the dog must knock the bumper out of its hold within two tries in order to move to the next level. The bumper is moved out at 1 foot increments and the dog that knocks the bumper off at the furthest distance from the dock wins. It is not only a sport of endurance and skill, it also helps condition dogs to jump further in regular distance jumps, as it trains muscle memory and improves speed on the dock.

 

Chase-It is a timed swimming race that is either a swift water recall to the handler or a swimming race chasing a dragged lure object (the handler has the option of choosing either method).  The dog with the fastest time to the end of the pool wins!


Capital City Dog Sport Association members have been competing in Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Jumping events since 2010 and have been quite successful in a variety of categories. 


Our CCDSA members have been awarded the following NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP rankings and Distinctions:

 

UAD 2010 TOP DOG in BREED in DISTANCE (Dutch Shepherd Épée)

UAD 2011 TOP DOG in BREED in DISTANCE (Dutch Shepherd Zilla)
UAD 2012 TOP DOG in BREED
in DISTANCE (Dutch Shepherd Zilla)
UAD 2013 TOP DOG in BREED in DISTANCE
(Dutch Shepherd Cash) 

UAD 2013 Furthest Long Dock Distance Jump (Dutch Shepherd Cash)

UAD 2013 National NOVICE Jumper Champion (German Shepherd Kip)
UAD 2013 National ULTIMATE Jumper Vice-Champion
(Dutch Shepherd Cash)
UAD 2014 National FEATHERWEIGHT Jumper Champion
(Parson Russell Terrier Spalding)

UAD 2014 National JUNIOR Jumper Champion (Dutch Shepherd Picante)

UAD 2014 National SENIOR Jumper Vice-Champion (Belgian Shepherd Mako)

UAD 2014 National CHECKERS (Service Dog) Vice-Champion (Dutch Shepherd Griffin)

UAD 2014 National FETCH IT Champion (Dutch Shepherd Cash)

UAD 2014 National CATCH-IT Champion (Dutch Shepherd Cash)

UAD 2015 National JUNIOR Jumper Vice-Champion (Dutch Shepherd Picante)

UAD 2015 National SENIOR ELITE Jumper Champion (Dutch Shepherd Mafia)
UAD 2016 National SENIOR Jumper Champion
(Dutch Shepherd Arrow)

UAD 2016 National MASTER Jumper Champion (Dutch Shepherd Mafia)

UAD 2016 National MASTER ELITE FETCH IT Champion (Dutch Shepherd Arrow)

UAD 2016 National CATCH IT Champion (Dutch Shepherd Sabot)

UAD 2016 National CHECKERS (Service Dog) Vice-Champion (Dutch Shepherd Lace)

UAD 2017 TOP DOG in BREED (Dutch Shepherd Mafia)

UAD 2017 National MASTER ELITE FETCH IT Champion (Dutch Shepherd Chanel)

UAD 2017 National MASTER ELITE FETCH IT Vice-Champion (Dutch Shepherd Griffin)

UAD 2017 National ULTIMATE FETCH IT Vice-Champion (Dutch Shepherd Malice)

UAD 2017 National MASTER CATCH IT Vice-Champion (Dutch Shepherd Sir)

UAD 2017 National ULTIMATE CATCH IT Champion (Dutch Shepherd Malice)

UAD 2017 World Record in ULTIMATE CATCH-IT at 94’6” (Dutch Shepherd Malice)

UAD 2018 TOP DOG in BREED in DISTANCE (Dutch Shepherd Malice)

UAD 2018 TOP DOG in BREED in DISTANCE (Belgian Malinois Torrent)

UAD 2018 TOP DOG in BREED in CATCH IT (Dutch Shepherd Malice)

UAD 2018 TOP DOG in BREED in FETCH IT (Dutch Shepherd Malice)

UAD 2018 National MASTER JUMPER CHAMPION (Dutch Shepherd Scandal)

UAD 2018 National MASTER CATCH IT CHAMPION (Dutch Shepherd Mayhem)

UAD 2018 National MASTER CATCH IT VICE-CHAMPION (Belgian Malinois Payton)

UAD 2018 National MASTER ELITE FETCH IT CHAMPION (Dutch Shepherd Scandal)

UAD 2018 National ULTIMATE CATCH IT CHAMPION (Dutch Shepherd Malice)


Enjoy the albums below showing our members competing in UKC Dock Jumping events.

Distance Jumping
Catch-It
Django in competition with a 25'8" catch. Tradition calls for the handler to jump in the pool when their dog achieves a "personal best" in distance, so that is what the crowd is calling for after this jump!
Fetch-It
Malice half way through a 22 foot Fetch-It jump (above) and a 23 foot Fetch-It jump in competition (below)