Dogs Agility Trials coming to Lubbock

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The South Plains Obedience Training Club of Lubbock will be celebrating their 40th anniversary and hosting three days of American Kennel Club All Breed Dog Agility Trials this November.

The event will be held at the Texas Tech Equestrian Center, November 12th - 14th. Trial hours will start at 8:00 a.m. and end around 4:00 p.m. each day. Approximately 150 pure bred dogs from surrounding states will be judged at this event, many of which are the top agility trained dogs in the country.

Agility is one of the newest AKC events and is open to every breed. Dogs must be at least one year old to compete. In an Agility Trial a dog demonstrates its ability to negotiate a complex course that will include a walk over a bridge, jumping through objects, going through tunnels, weaving through a line of poles and pausing on command. There are different height categories so each dog is tested fairly on the course. Each exhibitor and dog team will be judged at one of 3 different levels of competition; Novice, Open, or Excellent.

There will be free canine educational material available at these trials. No admission fee will be charged for this fun filled and educational event. Agility is a fast paced sport that is exciting for the dog, handlers, and spectators. Don't miss it! For more information call (806)-535-3794.

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