I'm sorry it took so long to write to you. I don't get on this web site that often and just got on just to check and saw your message. We do have practices in Avondale but they are usually on Sat. Practicing form the edge of the pool is a good start but you will want to build a dock. If it could be a little long to have some sort of a runway that would be even better. When we practice there is usually several dogs running around but they all pretty much stick to playing with there toys and jumping in the pool. However, there can be several dogs jumping in at once. If you join our club and build a dock, you might consider having a practice at your place with a couple of dogs (the calmer ones, like my dog) and see how it goes. At competition you are the only one jumping so that shouldn't be much of an issue. Hope this helps.