Coffs dogs show off a few tricks

Michelle Evans puts Ruby through her pre-trials preparation.
Michelle Evans puts Ruby through her pre-trials preparation. Bruce Thomas

MICHELLE Evans and her best mate Ruby can’t wait to test their skills against hundreds of other dogs and their handlers when the March Triple Obedience and Double Agility Dog Trials come to the Coffs Coast next weekend.

Hosted by the Coffs Harbour Dog Training Club Inc., Ms Evans and her cattle dog cross Ruby will be one of more than 700 dogs and their owners expected to come from all across the country to showcase healthy relationships between dogs and their owners.

“You name it, we’ll have it there, everything from mini pinschers to border collies and the good old mongrel,” said Ms Evans who is also a committee member of the Coffs Harbour Dog Training Club Inc.

“Handlers and their dogs will compete in various disciplines associated with dog training including obedience, agility and jumping.

“We’ll have trainers on hand to answer questions about dog training and learning how to do different things. The only thing we ask is that people don’t bring their dogs.”

To be held at Rex Hardaker Oval in Hogbin Drive on March 13 and 14, the event is also open to the public.

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