Well Saturday was Havoc's introduction to dock diving. We have an indoor dog pool about 10 minutes from us, they don't have an actual dock, but do have the ramp and allow the dogs to jump in from the side as well (it's about a 10 inch drop to the water).
Havoc learned to use the ramp pretty quickly, and was retreiving well. We tried to toss toys in from the side a couple of times but he wasn't about to just JUMP into the water, he'd run around to the ramp each time.
This was his first time at the pool (a completely different water environment than he's been in before) so we didn't do much but just let him play. Any tips for getting him to JUMP into the water? We're planning on going 2-3x a month to this pool and in May we're going to venture about 45 minutes to the actual dock diving practice facility here (they have an indoor dock). It's just mighty pricey to travel there too often ($90/hour to practice using the dock).
We do travel to a few outdoor events where dock diving takes place and we'd like to enter Havoc if he'll jump at all. The first one is the first weekend of June so we'll be training for the next couple of months for it.