Ensure a safe environment for dock diving. Check the water depth and make sure your puppy wears a life jacket.
Create positive associations with the dock and water by using treats and praise during initial introductions.
Start with short distances and gradually increase the length of jumps as your puppy gains confidence.
Teach your puppy jumping techniques like the 'place and send' method to improve their dock diving skills.
Encourage retrieval instincts by using toys during dock diving practice. Make it a fun game for your puppy.
Use positive reinforcement to motivate your puppy during training sessions. Reward their successful jumps
Be patient with your puppy's progress and practice regularly to build their confidence and skills.