A handlers meeting will take place before each JUMP, TOSS, GRAB or LURE.
Attendance is mandatory; if you miss the meeting you will be scratched from the competition. During this meeting the running order will be announced and it is the responsibility of the handler to know their dog's position within the Running Order.
The staging area is at the rear of the dock where the participants and competitors line up with their dogs for the jumps.
This area is managed by a wrangler who will ensure the rules and the proper running order is followed.
Participants and competitors who are waiting to jump must stay at least eight (8) feet away from the base of the steps to the dock while another dog is on the dock.
The running order will be announced during the handlers meeting and will be posted.
Jumps & Other Disciplines
All competitive Jumps, Toss, or Lure will consist of two jumps to be preformed back-to back.
All dogs will have a 90 seconds each time on the dock to complete each of these Canine Watersports Canada disciplines.
The time starts as soon as the toy is thrown into the pool.
A dog that is already in motion toward completing the jump when the time limit expires shall be allowed to complete the jump and a score shall be recorded.
Practice & Give it a Try
Practice for competitors will take place AFTER All GIVE IT A TRY, when time permits.
The general time allotted for dogs on the dock during practice is up to a maximum of two (2) minutes to complete their jump(s) from the time they reach the top of the dock. Unlimited number of jumps allowed during each dog's two (2) minute allotted time unless otherwise directed by the Canine Watersports Canada staff.
At no time may a competitor practice or train a dog on a competition dock when the dock is closed unless approval is obtained from Canine Watersports Canada.