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June 1st Drop-In Class Review

The June 1st class was well attended with 10 teams present.  All teams attending had a great time and did quite well.  To allow all teams enough training time, we split the class into two separate sessions, 4-6 and 6:30-8:30PM, this gave everyone plenty of training time.  The weather during the day was cold and drizzly but the evening turned out to be beautiful and perfect for dock diving!

We had several 1st time attendees at class; Joe with Gonzo the Standard Poodle, Tracey with Eli the Barbet, Amanda with Herschel the Pit Bull, Lauren with Ace the Brittany Spaniel, and Catherine with Erik and Wendy the Labradors.  It was great to have Connie return to class after a year off with her new German Shorthaired Pointer, Jethro.

This season’s returning teams of Debbie with her Weimaraner Ruby, Dottie and Nikki with their German Sheppard Penny, and Whitney with her Black German Sheppard pup Elvis spent the evening successfully sharpening their skills as handlers.

It was a pleasure to work with each team.  In our seven years of dock diving instruction, we have never had a class with so many different breeds of canines.  It proves that dock diving is not just for retrievers!

Great work everyone and we look forward to seeing you all this weekend at the Cross Creek Farm hosted NADD/AKC sanctioned dock diving event, where your dog can receive an AKC title! If you haven’t registered already, there is still time. Go to our EVENTS page for a link to register!

Great Article on Dock Diving!

If you are like me and you don’t have a subscription to Weimaraner Magazine, then you missed Bruce Bahcall’s Article on Dock Diving. No worries, here is a link to the article on Facebook. It is a quick, non-bias read on the sport and the different organizations for competition. Take a look and let us know what you think by commenting below.

Remember, Cross Creek Dogs Canine Water Sports is an expert in all of these events and has participated with all of these organizations and can help you train for your next event!


MAY 18th, First Drop-In Class of 2015 Season

We kicked off our first drop-in class of the 2015 season last Monday night with 7 remarkable teams attending.  Both seasoned veteran teams of Michelene with Journey and Pat with Gussie did extremely well considering this was the first class of the season as Gussie and Journey were jumping about the same distance they did at the end of the 2014 season!

Team Nikki and Dottie with Penny were very impressive.  They have been working with Penny for more than a year. Patience and persistence has paid off; Penny went off the dock with great gusto numerous times Monday night!

We are very proud of extreme novice jumper teams, Mandy with Diesel and Lisa and Pete with Cobalt.  It was the first time dock diving for both Diesel and Cobalt. Both dogs jumped off the dock; big kudos to both teams!

Team Deborah with Ruby thought that they might have to wait until much later in the season to be ready to compete.   Ruby surprised us all with some incredible jumps and no hesitation at the end of the dock, there’s no stopping her now!

We were so pleased with the progress team Carol Ann with Elvis made this session.  Five month old Elvis learned to water retrieve and listened to his handler.  No simple task for a 5 month old pup with all the distractions we have during class.

We are looking forward to the next class on June 1st; we can’t wait to see how much more these awesome teams can do! If you have not reserved your spot for the next class, please call or email ( us ASAP. Classes are filling up fast.

Don’t forget, if you need extra practice, we offer private lessons or private dock time, just give us a call (513-734-0004) to schedule a time. Thanks to all that attended class!

June 6-7, 2015, Cross Creek Farm to host North American Diving Dogs AKC Sanctioned Event

Cross Creek Farm Canine Water Sports will be hosting their first North American Diving Dogs (NADD) AKC Sanctioned Event this June 6-7.  To learn more, visit NADD’s website.

Unlike other dog diving organizations, NADD is sanctioned by the AKC and has several title/classes, so dogs of different size are given opportunity to hold an AKC title.

Check our Events page for up-to-date information and how to register.