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Afternoon Goes to the Dogs

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Jack Russell Terrier takes a quick move to the right after negotiating the ‘tunnel’ –  photo 250News

Prince George, B.C. – It may have been raining,  but the four legged  athletes taking part in the Top Dog Agility Trials at Blackburn Community Field this afternoon didn’t care about  getting wet.

About 40 dogs and their handlers were on scene for the second of two days of agility  training at the field.  “This round of competition  is really a training  exercise” says Marc Bernat, spokesperson for the  event.

He says the Regional  and National competitions  are long since  over, but the  dogs and their  handlers  run the courses  in an effort to  keep  in shape and  improve  results.

The courses see the animals  race  through a series of  obstacles, from teeter-totters, to  tunnels,  ramps to  hoops.  All must be cleared cleanly and in good time in order to finish with the best score.

Below, Nina, a Nova Scotia Duck Toller, goes through the course with handler Laurie Norie



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