A competition dock-jumping pool offers a vastly different environment for your dog than the local lake. Be sure to give your dog time to adjust. Large pools can be intimating, even for seasoned swimmers. When you are first introducing your dog to the dock, use the ramp! This trick will offer your dog the confidence to know what’s in store. Once your dog swims from the ramp a few times, they will be more likely to give the dock a try.