Get ready for a splash-tastic adventure! Dock Dogs are taking center stage at the Mississippi AG & Outdoor Expo! These four-legged athletes will leap, twist, and soar through the air in thrilling Big Air competitions. Whether you’re a seasoned dog lover or just curious, join us in the Coliseum for a weekend of high-flying fun!

Don’t miss out on the tail-wagging action!

Dock Dogs Schedule

For more details, visit the official event page.

JULY 26 – 28, 2024

MEDINA, OH. – For the first time ever the Mississippi AG & Outdoor Expo will be featuring the
high flying action of DockDogs®, the independent governing and sanctioning body for dock
jumping and dock diving canine performance sports. The exciting and crowd drawing action will
be taking place inside the Trade Mart Building at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds (1207
Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS 39202) so make sure to take advantage of this incredible
attraction by experiencing the fastest growing sport for canines in North America.

Throughout the Show, DockDogs® will present the Big Air® Wave competition accompanied by
an Extreme Vertical® and Speed Retrieve® competition for both competitors and spectators to
enjoy. The Big Air® competition features dogs running down a 40’ dock and diving into a pool of
water after an object, in which they are electronically judged for the length of their jump. The
Extreme Vertical® competition is a “High Jump” for the dogs as they each lunge to snag a
“bumper” suspended in the air. With each grab, the height increases in 2-inch increments until
only one dog is crowned king. Rounding out the action is the newest form of competition known
as Speed Retrieve® – where the dogs are put on the clock to see how fast they can run down the
dock, jump into the water, swim to the end of the pool and retrieve an object which is held by a
modified extender arm.

The competitions are open to any and everyone. Teams are made up of one dog and one
handler. Your canine must be 6 months or older to be eligible. Canines of any breed, size or
shape are welcomed. Not only is the competition open to all types of canines, but also handlers
above the age of 7 are welcomed. We even have a Youth Handler class for those who are
between the ages of 7-14.

So if you or anyone you know has a dog that likes the water, gets along with other dogs and
enjoys a good “chew toy”, this event is for you! Pre-registration will be available until 1 week
prior to the event by logging onto , or you can register on-site at the
beginning of the day. The website will also provide an up-to-date schedule and general
information on all DockDogs® affiliated events.

DockDogs® is the independent governing and sanctioning body for regional, national and
international dock jumping performance sports. DockDogs® establishes the rules and standards
of the sport, tracks results and records and supports and promotes the growth of its athletes,
events, spectators, and sponsors. For additional information visit