Speed Retrieve® is a “timed event”. At the far end of the pool a bumper toy is suspended 2” above the water with a starting indicator light above it. The dog is then placed at the 20’ white starting mark on the dock, when the light turns green the handler releases the dog, the time clock stops when the dog has pulled the toy from the Speed Retrieve™ bracket.
- The newest form of DockDogs® competition, which was introduced in 2008, has nothing to do with the dogs ability to jump but rather its speed.
- Similar to Extreme Vertical®, in SPEED RETRIEVE each team is allowed to use a maximum of 20 feet of the dock surface and is allotted 60 seconds to get into the water. However, instead of measuring distance or height, each dog is racing against the clock.
- Upon entering the water, each dog must swim to the end of a 40 foot pool and remove the DockDogs ® designated object from a modified Extender Arm in order to complete their timed run.
- The dog that removes the object the fastest wins and walks home with the prize and more importantly the bragging rights.