The Mayor Ralph Infante Wellness Center will be literally jumping Saturday and Sunday when dogs and their handlers participate in the Youngstown All-Breen Training Club's dog agility trials.
The American Kennel Club sanctioned trials will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with judging to begin at 8 a.m. The trials are open to the public and there are no admission or parking fees.
Only dogs entered in the trials will be allowed in the building.
Special to The Niles Times
American Kennel Club sanctioned dog agility trails will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Mayor Ralph Infante Wellness Center, 213 Sharkey Drive. Pictured are Mac and Mike Coates, from Niles, competing in AKC agility trails recently in Cheswick, Pa.
The trails consist of dog and handler teams competing for qualifying runs on different courses, including the standard course, the jumpers with weaves course, and the FAST course.
The standard course includes obstacles such as the teeter, the dog walk, the A-frame, weaves and jumps. As dog/handler teams earn qualifying runs, they advance from novice, to open, to excellent and then onto advanced titles.
Food will be available from the Wellness Center snack bar.