I for one would love to get my dog, Jaxon involved in some regular dock diving. I know for a fact the Triple Crown Dog Academy in Hutto, TX has a LONG, Astroturf covered dock, equipped with a back wall with measurements( itís a small pond in their back acreage). We were visited the Humane Society's Pet Fest (held at Triple Crown) this past weekend and discovered Jaxonís natural obsession with the sport. Jaxon, my 2 years old Flat-coated retriever was consistently jumping 16ft. Is this anything to be proud of on our first day? Iím not really sure what is considered fair for a first time out, I have only heard about National Champion lengths.