The Willamette Agility Group (WAG) is celebrating their 10th anniversary of hosting their annual dog agility trial in Newport this summer. The trial will be held at a new location this year, Sam Case Elementary School (459 NE 12th St), Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 5, 6, & 7, 2013. On Friday, competition will begin at 6:30 pm, on Saturday and Sunday, it will be from 8 am – 4 pm. There is no admission fee for spectators. A portion of the proceeds from competitor’s entry fees will go to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter.
Vendors with dog-related merchandise are welcome to display their wares. In past years, over 200 dogs of all types and sizes participated, and more are expected to enter this year.
Dog agility is the fastest growing dog sport in America. It is a competition in which a dog runs through a timed obstacle course under the guidance of the handler. Agility training strengthens the bond between dog and handler, and provides fun and exercise for both. Dogs race against the clock as they jump hurdles, scale ramps, burst through tunnels, traverse a see-saw, and weave through a line of poles. With scoring based on faults similar to equestrian show jumping, dog agility has become an exciting and entertaining spectator event.
For additional information contact 541-265-9895.