10:00am – 4:00pm Daily

The Antinol® DockDogs will WOW visitors with exciting new Dog entertainment & competitions!

Among the most popular attractions at every Festival is the DockDogs and WOW!
They will be back in 2024, jumping into our custom-built, 100,000-litre INDOOR pool in the National Competition.

Join The Dog House star, Ryan Gallagher, MC-ing the action in the cauldron of canines!

The 2024 program will include:

  • Big Air® – Long jump for dogs! K9 competitors start anywhere on the 40-foot dock, then run and jump into the water, chasing down a throw toy tossed by their handler. The official distance is judged from the end of the dock to where the dog’s tail breaks the water’s surface.
  • Speed Retrieve® – Pitting pooches against ticking clock! How it works: at the far end of the pool, a bumper toy is suspended above the water with a starting indicator above it. Competitors are positioned at the start line on the dock and when the light turns green, the handler releases the dog to pull the toy from the Speed Retrieve® bracket, stopping the time clock.
  • Extreme Vertical® – High jump for dogs! Competitors start at the 20-foot mark on the dock and jump up to grab a bumper toy extended from the end of the dock over the water.

Scroll down the for the full timetable. Our competition dogs will be announced closer to the Festival subscribe to our eNewsletter by clicking here to hear about these fur-tastic dogs!



Meet your DockDogs MC Ryan Gallagher


Aussie larrikin Ryan Gallagher is best known for his humour on countless reality tv shows one being the dog house where he rescued a kelpie named Pepper who still resides at his farm to this day, Ryan being from a farm has had every pet under the sun but dogs have always had his heart, other than pepper he also has 2 French bulldogs nali and burt as well as a visla named Bruce. “I‘ll always have a dog, no matter where I am in life or living I just need one to live.