Southtown K9 is a premium dog dock diving practice, training, and regulation competition facility. You can also rent the pool for your dog so they can swim for exercise and relaxation.
Northern Illinois’ midwest dog dock diving and dog pool rental, training, and competition hosting facility!
Southtown K9 dock diving and weight pulling facility is located a few miles south of Rock Falls, Illinois. Only one hour east of the Quad Cities and two hours west of Chicago.
7829 Buell Rd.
Rock Falls, IL. 61071
Phone: (815) 416-9474
Hours of operation (by appointment and / or events only):
In addition to dock diving, we also have a field large enough to host UpDog Challenge competitions, a fun and relaxing version of disc games for all skill levels (no, you don’t even have to know how to throw a frisbee. Rollers count!).
Southtown K9 Services Offered
- Pool and dock rentals (Private and/or group)
- Distance practice and competition
- Take-Down practice and competition(i.e., Air Retrieve or Fetch-it)
- Vertical practice (i.e., EV / Extreme Vertical)
- Open Dock fun
- Hosting facility for dock diving organizations
- Southtown K9 is not affiliated/partnered with any one particular dock diving organization
- We hold our own Southtown K9 competition trials
- We host competition trials for organizations (either the organization can come out and run it, or we can run it for you depending on what is agreed upon ahead of time)
- If your organization is interested in hosting a trial or having us host a trial here at Southtown K9, please contact us
- Hosting facility for UpDog Challenge
Southtown K9’s ribbon cutting ceremony was held in August 2014.
- Regulation size 21′ x 41.5′ above-ground pool
- Water depth ranges from 4′ to 4′ 6″
- Water is filtered and PH balanced 24/7
- Sturdy ramp for dogs and handlers to enter and exit the pool
- Dog dock diving regulation size of 8′ x 40′
- Top of dock is 2′ above the water
- Dock surface is green indoor/outdoor carpet
- 36″ sturdy handrails
- Dock has one entrance and a separate exit
- Entrance and exit stairs are gated
- Vertical rig (8′ from edge of dock, 4′ 0″ – 9’+)
- Take-Down rig (4′ off the water, moves length of pool in 1′ increments)
- Midwest location on 2.5 acres with plenty of room for parking and setting up your canopies and kennels
- Lots of trees that provide shade
- Pool and dock (not currently fenced-in)
- Rural property – noise (barking) is not a problem
- There are porta-potties on site
- No flexi-leads or retractable leashes on the property
- Part-time on-site photographer – Clicks by Chris
- Available for purchase
- Other merch