The fur will fly and pet-able bodies will float through the air with the greatest of ease (and maybe a little coaxing from a rubber ball) at DockDogs, which makes its annual stop at Discovery Green. The event is part of a nationwide competitive series in which canines compete in agility events that involve running off a 20-foot, specially built dock into a 40-foot-long pool. Categories for this stop include Outdoor Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieval. Finally, there's Iron Dog, a best-of-the-best competition combining all three categories. Registration is open to any human companion willing to pay an entrance fee. A dog costume contest will also be held.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 1500 McKinney. For information, call 713-400-7336 or visit Free.
Fri., Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sept. 28-29, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 2013

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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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