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November 30, 2021

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Top Dogs Coming to Murfreesboro

Dog Agility World Championships to run at Tennessee Miller Coliseum

Top canine athletes from across the country are headed to Murfreesboro, Tenn., to compete in the U.S. Dog Agility Association’s prestigious Cynosport® Dog Agility World Games Championship, Oct. 20-24 at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum.

Contenders will be unleashed their dogs and direct them with voice and hand signals  through obstacle courses in a race against the clock,. Competitors will be battling for the sport’s most coveted prizes, including the Grand Prix of Dog Agility® World Champion title and the right to compete for $15,000 in cash prizes.

There is nothing more entertaining than watching talented dogs performing against the clock over hurdles and A-frames, through tunnels, tire jumps, weave poles and even the see-saw. Easy for spectators to understand, the object is to the least penalties with the fastest time. Dogs of all breeds and sizes compete in various classes where obstacles are set based on the dog’s height.

Spectator fun for all ages

Daily activities run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 24, with evening events on Saturday beginning at 6:00 p.m.Please note that COVID-19 protocols for wearing of masks and social distancing will apply.  Check the event website at www.cynosport.com for current details on show day. The Tennessee Miller Coliseum is located at 304B West Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, Tenn. 37129.

The event is hosted by the United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA), the world’s largest, independent canine sports authority, dedicated to promoting the sport of dog agility. The organization is credited with introducing dog agility to North America. Sponsorship support comes from Vetz Petz Antinol the Official Joint Supplement of USDAA (www.antinol.com.) Those who cannot attend the event can watch select final rounds livestreaming on vetzpetz.com/cynosport.

About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 18-month-old Ezra.