Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers

Michael Ellis School Pool
Dock Diving, Swimming, Events, Classes, Lessons, Clinics.


  • Mon-Fri 10am – 3pm
  • Sat/Sun 11am – 4pm

All rentals and lessons are by appointment only.

All rentals must be paid at the time the appointment is made. Each appointment price is for the first dog. Additional dogs are $20 each, payable when you arrive.

All newcomers to our pool/facilities must satisfy a mandatory, one-time, Introductory Session in order to get signed-off for open practice rentals.

Our pool is on the grounds of The Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers. Therefore, this session is required so we are satisfied that you and your dog(s) are comfortable and knowledgeable of the rules of the pool and the school, as well as the physical surroundings, and the dog’s ability to jump and swim safely.

Once you are checked off for this session, you can attend open practice anytime.

Introductory Session (required for your first visit)

$60 – Up to 1 hour


  • facility tour
  • description of pool rules and instructions
  • pool swim/dock diving practice

(50% off for alumni of the Santa Rosa campus)

Pool Rentals

(Practice sessions are supervised but not coached. If you need coaching or training help, you need to book private lessons.)

30 min Practice Session – $35 1-2 dogs, $20 per dog thereafter

1 hr Practice Session - $65 1-2 dogs, $20 per dog thereafter

2 hr Practice Session - $120 1-2 dogs, $20 per dog thereafter

** Longer sessions are great for multiple dogs or groups of people to share!

*** We also have 5-Session Packs at 10% savings and 10-Session Packs at 15% savings

Private Lesson with MES Staff Coach - $110 first dog (general public), $80 first dog (MES alumni), $50 first dog (current MES students) $20 per dog thereafter

Set up a private lesson by writing michaelellisschool@gmail.com


  • After you and your dog(s) get signed-off for your Introductory Session, you can rent the pool during any open practice times.
  • All dogs must be on leash at all times, until they are in the pool/dock area.
  • A Michael Ellis School staff member must be present at the pool at all times.

Open Pool/Round Robin Session (3min on dock each turn) coming soon!

Dock Diving Classes...coming soon!

Dock Diving, Air Retrieve, Throwing Clinics...coming soon!

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