Ever tried to get your dog to do something impressive at a dog park? Stood by in wonder as other people and their dogs whip through an agility course with verve and grace?
The 37th annual Houston World Series of Dog Shows had you in mind when it decided to bring back AKC®'s My Dog Can Do That! even in which the "average family dog" gets to show off what it can (or can't) do, aided by trained instructors.
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Just for trying, the dogs involved will receive a free bandana. They can be breeds or of mixed parentage.
The course is one similar to the one run by trained champion agility dogs. It is only open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday July 19 and Sunday July 20. Theres no prior registration and the dogs must be at least 6 months old, have proof of a rabies vaccination on hand and must remain on a leash when they aren't running a course.
The Houston World Series of Dog Shows is scheduled for July 16-20 at Houston's NRG Park. For more information visit houstondogshows.com. $15 adults, $10 seniors and free for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult.
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