Previous Joplin veterinarian competes in dog agility trials nationwide | KSNF/KODE

JOPLIN, Mo. — You might have witnessed pet dog agility trials on Television just before, but what you may not know is that the sport did not even uncover a foothold in the United States till the 1970’s. Now, it is a booming specialized niche activity that’s rising every single working day, with trainers from all about the place hitting the highway to show up at competitions.

Linda Scorse, pet agility handler, says, “That 30 seconds out there, 30 seconds of fame when you are functioning your pet, it is a significant just like most people in sporting activities that have that.”

Scorse has been competing in dog agility trials for nearly two many years. Now, she and her two border collies, Tinz and Lisa, compete all across the state, which she states keeps them all in shape.

Scorse claims, “It’s mentally very good for us instead of just memorizing

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