Handlers must restrain and control their dog(s) at all times to maintain a safe environment for all competition teams, spectators, and participants at the event.
Handlers must be at least six (6) years old to be on the dock or to compete (unless approved by CWC).
No one under the age of 18 is permitted in the pool without permission from Canine Watersports Canada staff. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Anyone with any form of a disability is always welcome and reasonable accommodations will be made to assist them if requested.
All mixes and breeds of dogs are welcome (unless otherwise determined by the event host).
Dogs must be at least six (6) months old and able to swim to give it a try or compete.
Pushing or pulling a dog up the stairs to the dock or on the dock is strictly prohibited. A handler in no way can place or assist the dog into the pool.
If a dog fails to exit the pool in a timely fashion Canine Watersports Canada reserves the right to not allow the dog a second attempt.
If a dog looks sick or injured (ie. dead-tail or limping), they will be disqualified from competing.
Only 1 dog is allowed on the dock at anytime.
Additions will NOT be made after the activity has begun.
Everyone MUST sign a Liability Waiver ONCE per event and get a wristband when they check‐in at the registration desk.
When in line, it is your responsibility to be aware of the dog and human in front of you and behind you, keeping control of your dog at all times. Please keep a safe distance of 6-8 feet between your dogs and other dogs.
A dog with a history of aggression towards other dogs and/or people must be muzzled at all times while not on the dock. As per the rules, all dogs must be in total control by the handler at all times and must maintain a minimum distance of 8 feet between other dogs. With that said, reactive dogs may need to observe a greater distance to avoid any eye contact or triggering behaviour. With all the excitement during a competition environment, even the calmest breeds can become reactive, however if your dog is more physically aggressive than the norm, please inform us in advance of the event. We will do our best to accommodate you in the event lineup in a way to avoid any possible undesirable confrontations. We strive to make all our dock events a positive experience for all competitors, so we appreciate your assistance by following these requests to make it a pleasant one for everyone.
When leading your dog, be aware of all other dogs and humans around you at all times.
The leash must remain on the dog while going up the stairs to the dock.
Only the dog on the dock can be off leash. All other dogs must remain either leashed or crated when not competing.
No food or treats are permitted on the dock, exit ramp or stairs.
Female dogs in heat are banned from competing or participating at all of our events.
Please pick up all of your waste. We retain the right to ask anyone who has not picked up their dog's waste, to leave the event. You are responsible for bringing bags to pick up after your dog(s). This also includes any garbage you or your family may accumulate while at the event. We are all responsible for a clean event.
All competitors and staff must conduct themselves in a civilized manner which reflects the values of Canine Watersports Canada. Unsportsmanlike behavior will not be tolerated!
All entry fees are non-refundable, however, if a note is provided from a veterinarian within 48 hours of the event, your entries can be redeemed as a credit to be used by the same dog at another Canine Watersports Canada event in the same year.
Everyone must check in sixty (60) minutes prior to the scheduled start of the FINALS.
You must physically check-in when Finals are called - no one can check in on your behalf. If you are not present we will move on to the next qualified person and you will lose your chance to compete. NO EXCEPTIONS!
PLEASE NOTE that you must pay via email transfer or PayPal when you pre-register online to secure your spot. In order to cover extra administrative costs all onsite registrations fees are $35.
NO SHOW FEE! There will be a $30 no show fee issued per dog, per Jump, Toss, Grab or Lure when you have pre-registered online and do not show up. No show fees must be paid before you participate in another Canine Watersports Canada event. For each NO SHOW, another dog is denied the opportunity to jump!
Please note that cancelling is permitted 3 days prior to the event, however there will be NO REFUND. Refunds will only be issued for injured or sick dogs, if a note is provided by a veterinarian within 48 hours of the scheduled event.
If you need to cancel your registration(s), or make any changes or in the case of an emergency, please email firstname.lastname@example.org three (3) days prior to the event.