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Working Dogs Compete in Elmira

ELMIRA, Ore. — For some dogs this weekend wasn’t all about fun and games, but real competition. Nineteen dogs from all over the country competed in an obedience and tracking competition.

This vigorous style of training is often times the starting point for training police dogs. These dogs all have one goal, making it to the world championship show in Germany.

“They have the three phases. The tracking, which is footstep tracking, obedience, which is jumps, retrieves, healing, recalls, send outs and then the protection phase where they have to do bark and holds,” said Jamie Lloyd, South Valley Working Dog Club secretary.

Event organizers say this is the first time the competition has taken place in the Willamette Valley.

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  1. kelly says:

    Dear KEZI, I would like to know about these events BEFORE they happen. Is there a place I could’ve gone to find out this was happening yesterday? Thanks, Kelly

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