Sometimes reaching a speed of just over 30 miles an hour while running for a distance of 35- 40 feet, the flying dock diving dogs can provide a new sport for local pet owners and their canine companions.
The Conneaut Lake Bark Park Dock Diving Dogs Club will hold its first meeting of 2012 at Perkins Restaurant, Meadville, at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 22nd, in the back room. The dock diving instructor is Marty Schlossnagel from Grove City. The meeting will cover practice schedules, classes, dock diving activities at the Bark Park, and plans for special events.
Any dog and any breed could be a potential dock diving dog. The most important item in dock diving is to find the toy or item your dog is absolutely crazy about and is willing to bring back to you. Dogs are also permitted to wear a safety vest if necessary when dock diving.