Big Air is the most popular discipline of DockDogs® and the oldest of the four disciplines. Big Air is nothing more than a long jump for canines. In Big Air the dog is judged on the distance it can jump from the edge of the dock into the pool. It is the easiest and most beginner friendly of the four disciplines of DockDogs®. Dogs have the full 40ft the dock length to run and jump into the pool. The distance jumped is measured from the edge of the dock where the base of the dogs tail (the Tailset) first breaks the surface of the water. A dog does not have to retrieve the toy in order to obtain a score.