Interested in trying a new sport with your dog this spring and summer? We’ve created a video tutorial with North America Diving Dogs that will teach you how to introduce your dog to dock jumping in a fun and safe way. Don’t have a dock to practice on or need in-person assistance? Find a pool, practice session or upcoming event at the North America Diving Dogs website.

The first step to start dock diving is “ramp work”. Learn how to use the ramp to introduce your dog to dock jumping in a fun and safe way. Here, “Rico” learns how to swim and go back to the ramp with his owner, Thornton. Building confidence and keeping it fun is the key of learning. (Watch the full series here).