Agility trial gives dogs and handlers a chance to show their skills in Proctor this weekend

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Proctor has gone to the dogs this weekend.

The Arrowhead Dog Agility Association of Duluth’s AKC Agility trial is underway this weekend at the fairgrounds.

There are about 70 handlers here for the event.

Club president Jeanne Ahlin said, “Well, what I think what I think is really unique about this sport is that it’s mental, physical and social. Our club has 59 members. We have we have monthly meetings, we have fun runs, we have four trials a year. And people make friends here for life.”

They are hoping for more interest in this sport. They offer classes to help.

13-year-old Lexi Wiebusch was running three dogs on Friday. She explained, “Well, I really like connecting with my dog. And the running is fun because I get the exercise and dog gets the exercise and I can really bond with them through it. And it’s just it’s a really enlightening experience and it teaches me about AKC and the different venues and how to be a good dog trainer.”

The trial continues through Sunday. The public is welcome to come and watch. There is no charge.

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