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Dogs perform at the East Idaho Spring Classic

Published online: Oct 09, 2021 Articles, Events, Lifestyle Emily FitzPatrick
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Although many of us know dogs as furry companions, the East Idaho Spring Classic (along with other dog shows around the country) proves animals are capable of impressive tasks, including following commands from handlers, racing to complete timed tasks, weaving between poles and objects and so much more. You can catch a small glimpse of what these dogs are capable of when you attend the annual dog show every June at the Blackfoot fairgrounds.

Many trainers prepare multiple dogs for a variety of competitions, including the agility and obedience training that dog shows are frequently known for. Training is a complicated process that can take months to years of preparation depending on the competition. 

The dog show brings in high caliber competition, where local dog owners (including many from Blackfoot) enjoy pitting themselves against top trainers from around the country. This year’s competition took place June 17-20 and included the participation of the Pocatello and Eagle Rock Kennel Club. Learn more about what it takes to compete in dog shows by visiting the website of the American Kennel Club (AKC).  

Photo by Steve Smede

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