In the sport of Diving Dogs, there are a few different disciplines depending on what organization you are jumping with.
Since we are currently a hosting facility for NADD (North America Diving Dogs) here at Southtown K9, we currently offer three different disciplines for NADD events:
This video, we are going to give you a brief overview of what the NADD Air Retrieve discipline is all about.
The bumper is hung out 4’ above the water and a certain distance from the dock.
The goal is for the dog to run, jump, and knock the bumper off the magnets. The dog does not have to grab the toy, just knock it off.
After every successful grab (or knock-off), the rig that is used to hold the bumper is moved out further from the dock in 1’ increments. The dog will make another attempt. If the dog has another successful grab or knock-off, the process is repeated.
This continues until the dog has 2 consecutive misses at a certain distance.
The last successful grab (or knock-off) distance will determine the division your dog qualifies for during that particular event.