Kody and owner Shelley Fraser earned rosettes in Advanced Games Dog of Canada category at the Q-Ball Dog Agility Trial

Kody and owner Shelley Fraser earned rosettes in Advanced Games Dog of Canada category at the Q-Ball Dog Agility Trial

Finding the Way to Victory

Kody and owner Shelley Fraser earned rosettes in Advanced Games Dog of Canada category at the Q-Ball Dog Agility Trial

The Q-Ball Dog Agility Trial, March 9-11, held at Cloverdale was a great weekend as 144 excited dogs and their handlers ran a total of 891 runs in 31 different events, competing in jumps, tunnels, weave poles; on teeters, A-frames and elevated dog walks.

A new and exciting event was the weave pole challenge, with the fastest dog through the weave poles winning a special cash prize. Dogs and handlers from across the lower mainland took home a total of 301 qualifying rosettes earned on some difficult courses, designed and judged by Kim Reed, Nicole LeBlanc and Brigitte Hole.

Q-Ball’s next trial is on April 21 at the Q-Ball training arena at 27882 Quinton Ave. in West Abbotsford. Entry forms and more information are available on the website (www.q-ballagility.ca). This will be a one-ring trial with plenty of exciting dog and handler teams. Anyone who is considering participating in this fun sport is welcome to come and observe — and cheer and be in awe of these amazing dogs.