Mason Dixon Kennel Club holds obedience and rally trial for dogs

Maryland
This is the seventh year that the Mason Dixon Kennel Club held an obedience and rally trial for all dogs.
 
During the competition, the animals performed acts like — jumping, going to their handler when called and agility training. 
 
They were ranked depending on what classes they were enrolled in. The event is not a beauty pageant and officials say dogs can start at just about any age.
 
While some pet owners sign the pups up for fun, others are competing for national titles. It’s important to note that officials said your relationship with your dog is critical.
 
“It’s not just about how many cookies you’re going to give the dog. It’s about your relationship with the dog and how you show your praise when they’re doing a good job,” said training director Renee Nappier.
 
In total 88 dogs participated and they came from all over such as Philadelphia and Virginia.

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