Michigan Winter Dog Classic at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi
Bring your pooch for agility fun and obedience testing at this annual kid friendly event, set for Jan. 17-20, 2013 – which also includes demos and more
Anything your dog can do, mine can do better. Think not? Well, this month, you've got the chance to prove it at "My Dog Can Do That" – a new trick for an ol' favorite event, the Michigan Winter Dog Classic, which returns to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi Jan. 17-20.
For the first time, this agility challenge, led by ace trainers, lets your family's best friend be part of the show. Let Fido try out an obstacle course just for pooches – then get the 411 on some of the equipment and helpful tips from the pros. Get hooked up with great local training classes, too.
This fresh feature is free, and you don't have to pre-register. However, dogs must be at least 6 months old, and be sure to bring proof of rabies vaccination. It runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. all four days.
But that's not at all. Make sure Lassie gets a good night's rest for the big test – of manners! The AKC Canine Good Citizen crew is doing basic obedience testing from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Take home free dog swag, too, if you register for the AKC Canine Partners program.
Naturally, there's also plenty of dog-watching to be done: Some 7,000 competition pups also try their paw at agility, obedience and rally trials. And you'll be sitting pretty for plenty of cool demos, from herding and weight-pulling to feats by police K-9 teams.
Hours are noon-6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Admission is $10/adults, $8/kids ages 7-12 and seniors, free/ages 6 and under or $35/two adults and three kids. The venue is at 46100 Grand River Ave.
To find out more about the 2013 Michigan Winter Classic Dog Show at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.