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Canine agility competition held in Rochester

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Canine lovers from throughout southeastern Minnesota had some tail-wagging fun at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds over the holiday weekend.

Dog owners from all over the country gathered around 8 a.m. Monday for an agility competition, sponsored by the Rochester Kennel Club.

Runners lead their dogs through a series of difficult obstacles, and are timed along the way.

If a dog reaches the end without any mistakes, the dog and its owner move onto the next round.

Owners say they train year round to keep their dogs healthy both physically and mentally, but the strategy today is simple... have fun.

Many participants in this event travel all over the country to compete in agility competitions just like this one.

The competition actually began on Saturday with the novice-level dogs, and Monday the "excellent" - or highest-level - dogs are competed.

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