Here's a Mac 101 tip for you: want to quickly resize your Dock? Just move your mouse to the vertical bar on the right (or bottom) side of the Dock, where it splits between application icons and minimized windows/the Trash, and drag... up/right to biggify, down/left for enhanced shrinkitude. Fun for all ages! Click the image or here for a movie demo.
If you want to move the dock to a different side of the screen, try shift-dragging instead of just plain dragging.