We will be starting our Dock Diving program on June 25th. We will be setting up the dock for people to come and practice or to come and see if their dog is interested in it. It is best if the dog is comfortable in the water before asking them to jump into a pool. If your dog does not know how to swim, you could cause them to fear the water.
Please give us a call at 540-439-7297 to schedule a slot. We will be signing up 5 dogs per hour starting at 12 pm. Practices will be every other Sunday during the warm months. Please check the calendar page for the exact dates. The practice on June 25th will be free, after that there will be a $10/dog fee.
Rules and Policies for Dock Diving at LHPR:
We require proof of current required vaccinations from a licensed veterinarian. We require Rabies, Canine Influenza, Bordetella and Distemper.
All dogs must be leashed or crated except on the dock. We have some shaded area to crate but please prepare for the temperatures.
No flexi-leads or training collars(pinch, choke or electric collars) are allowed on property. Only flat or material martingale collars are allowed on the dock.
Owners must pick up after their dogs and dispose of waste in the proper receptacles.
Owners are only allowed in the pool to assist their dog. No humans may dive or jump into the pool. Owners must use the seat are to exit and enter the pool.
Only one handler may be on the dock at a time.
Owners are not allowed to push, throw or pull the dog into the pool.
Children under 14 are not allowed on the dock or in the pool at any time. Children must have an additional adult supervising them at all times.
Dogs should potty before entering the pool area. Dogs are not allowed to potty in the barn, parking area, pool area or the dock.
Dogs in heat are not allowed on the property.
Do not feed your dog for 3 hours before swimming.
No glass bottles, alcohol or smoking on the premises at any time.
No food or treats are allowed in the pool area.
Do not bring your dog to the pool if your dog has had diarrhea or vomiting in the hours prior to your appointment.
No abusive behavior toward other dogs, other owners or staff.
Do not allow your dog to greet other dogs.
Things to Bring with You:
Weather Policy - For you and your dog's safety, LHPR reserves the right to cancel pool usage due to inclement weather including thunder, lightning and/or heavy rain.