Lufkin’s third dog agility trial is coming Nov. 19-20. The Fast Lane Agility Group of the East Texas Working Dog Association is holding an agility trial at the George H. Henderson Jr. Expo Center Pavilion in Lufkin.

Agility is a dog sport in which a handler and dog team work together, with the dog executing a series of obstacles such as jumps, tunnels, weave poles, see-saws, dog walks and A- frames. All types and sizes of dogs compete in this sport.

The Australian Shepherd Club of America is one of many agility organizations that sanction agility trials across the country. All breeds of dogs, including mixed breeds, can participate in ASCA agility trials.

The agility trial is free for the public to watch and begins at 8 a.m. each day continuing through mid-afternoon. Bleachers will be set up for seating. Concessions will be available, as well as information on agility and agility lessons.

Register to win a free beginners agility seven-week course. Parking is on the zoo side of the Expo Center.

A Show-n-Go will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 18 as a “practice session” for agility- trained dogs, many of which will be competing over the weekend.

Come watch this exciting sport, and see handler/dog teams from Lufkin and other cities have fun with their dogs. Contact the East Texas Working Dog Association at etwda@consolidated.com for more information.

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