Dashing dogs: Obstacle-studded agility races gain popularity, especially for older competitors

  • by: SUE MANNING , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 25, 2014 - 8:45 AM

LOS ANGELES — The Shih Tzu is a whirl of fur on a course studded with obstacles, flying through tunnels, leaping over bars, scrambling up bridges and zigzagging through poles as its owner tears alongside, calling out commands and flashing hand signals. At the finish line, there are hugs, treats and lots of slobber.

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