By Emilie Hackett, Special to The Record – Aqua Canin Sherbrooke held its first Dock Diving competition of the summer over the weekend. In association with the North American Diving Dogs (NADD) organization, more than 20 dogs of all ages and sizes participated in the distance diving competition held on Saturday July 6 and Sunday July 7 at the Aqua Canin’s outdoor dog pool. “It’s a really fun competition because it’s all about the dogs enjoying themselves and improving their personal records,” said Alex-Ann Breton, who has been working at Aqua Canin for two-and-a-half years . “Owners will stand on the dock by the pool and then throw a toy in the water. The dogs will run after the toy and jump into the water and our judges calculate the distance of their jumps.” “We have dogs of all levels competing. They will have jumped multiple times a day and will be judged on two jumps. Every day of the competition there are hundreds of jumps in total,” she explained. “It’s not about competing with the other dogs as much as it is about trying to beat their personal records. That’s our emphasis. Our longest jump of the day was by a pudelpointer that jumped 26 feet.” See full story in the Tuesday, July 9 edition of the The Record.