UKI Dog Agility trial to be held at FENCE
Published 10:24 am Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Purebred and mixed-breed dogs will compete at various levels of difficulty, running against each other and the clock, as the Blue Ridge Agility Club of Western North Carolina will host a UKI Dog Agility Trial at FENCE in Tryon.
The event will take place July 29 through July 31, from 8 a.m. to 3p.m. all three days.
Agility is a competitive team sport consisting of a handler and his or her dog. The object of agility is for the handler to navigate the dog through a timed obstacle course without the dog making a mistake. The agility course is made up of jumps, weave poles, tunnels, and climbing apparatuses. Agility rules focus on safety for the dog. The sport of agility combines control, training, and drive into a challenging game for both the handler and the dog.
UKI trials include Jumping, Gamblers, Snooker, Speedstakes, Nursery, and the Master Series. Dogs will compete according to their experience level. The rules and courses become more difficult at the higher levels.
UK Agility International is an organization that promotes the growth of canine agility and its standards. Reward-based dog training is encouraged in a competitive arena. The goal is to build and support the dog and handler bond in a relaxed environment for the dogs, handlers and spectators.
Spectators are welcome, and admission is free. Bring a chair, and please leave your dog comfortably at home. For more information visit the web at blueridgeagility.com.
Submitted by Blue Ridge Agility Club