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Top Dogs Turn Your Pup into an All-Star

V1 Staff

Flyball

This competitive canine sport includes a 51-foot long course that requires four puppy participants to jump four hurdles, activate a spring-loaded box and catch a tennis ball. When one dog returns to the start/finish line, the next leg in the four-dog team begins. The American record for the timed event is 15.2 seconds. If you think your four-legged friend is smart and swift enough, they may be right for the Chippewa Valley Wuff Pack or the Canine Dirt Diggers. Rexann Lemke, owner of Rex’s Canine Training in Chippewa Falls, teaches classes that prepare dogs for their competitions.

MAJOR REGIONAL TOURNEYS

HIGH VELOCITY TOURNAMENT
MINNEAPOLIS, MN

BORDER BASH TOURNAMENT
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI

ANIMAL INN TOURNAMENT
STILLWATER, MN

Sled Races

Though Wisconsin and Minnesota aren’t known for their sled races or agility championships (Alaska and Europe have those honors), dozens seem to sneak into the states’ borders every year. So take apart the swing set and construct a course, or hop on a toboggan and get a really long leash. After all, you don’t need an Alaskan Malamute or pot-bellied pig named Babe to take home the trophy.

MAJOR REGIONAL SLED RACES

PAUL BUNYAN SLED DOG RACE
BEMIDJI, MN

THIRD CROSSING RENDEZVOUS
FRAZEE, MN

APOSTLE ISLANDS SLED RACE
BAYFIELD, WI

FLAMBEAU INT’L CLASSIC
PARK FALLS, WI

WINTER CARNIVAL
WISCONSIN DELLS, WI