I've also been tossing around the idea of looking into joining the group but there are several problems that have me dragging my feet.
One problem is I normally work Saturday mornings and I live on the northwest side of the valley in Glendale therefore practices might be hard for me to get to. I have my own pool and I started practicing with my girl this past summer but it is not currently set up with a dock. I possibly could build a dock if it is bad to practice from just the edge like we have been doing
Second thing is my dog is fear aggressive. I am trying to build her confidence therefore I am looking for a positive activity for her. She was a rescue and has been fearful since I adopted her about a year ago. She has come miles since the adoption but she occasionally gets spooked. She is normally fine with other dogs as long as they do not jump on her or try to mount her. She is a bit sketchier with human, especially tall men. She has never out right attacked someone but she has nipped at people if she feels trapped. She is obedient on and off leash. She will make every effort to escape before she nips. I do take her to the dog parks and she is fine there even though she is not overly friendly to other people. I did not know what the rules were with dogs with this sort of issue.
Any ideas would be appreciated.