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Local pooches can run with big dogs in Purina Challenge event

Athletic dogs from around the country will make their way to Spa Beach Park in St. Petersburg in May to compete in the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Eastern Regional. This canine sporting event features dogs vying in "Olympic-style" events, including high-flying disc routines, head to-head weave pole racing, agility courses, Jack Russell hurdle racing and, the crowd favorite, dog diving, where dogs leap off a 40-foot dock into a 19,000-gallon pool of water. Local pooches will have the opportunity to run with the big dogs if they qualify on May 3 for both the dog diving and freestyle flying disc competitions. To learn more about the event, visit barknetwork.com. Is your dog more couch potato than athlete? There's an app for that. Owners can train their dogs to perform these athletics themselves, using the new Purina Pro Plan P5 app. The free app is available at proplan.com/p5/. — Sharon Kennedy Wynne

Local pooches can run with big dogs in Purina Challenge event 04/11/13 [Last modified: Thursday, April 11, 2013 5:46pm]
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