We’re just a few days away from the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge, which takes place in Gray Summit, Mo., on October 1. Now in its 14th year, the PIDC features talented dogs from around the world competing in five events: Dog Diving, Freestyle Flying Disc, Agility Competition (both small and large dogs), Jack Russell Hurdle Racing, and 30-Weave Up-and- Back — you know, the kinds of challenges that separate seasoned dogs from mere puppies. For the first time this year, Speed and Catch will be showcased as a demo event.

To keep you up to speed on all the happenings, we’ll be on the scene reporting on new world records and giving you the scoop on what it really takes to compete — and triumph — in these events. In the meantime, check out highlights from the 2010 challenge in the video below. You can also catch live streaming coverage of this year’s finals at barknetwork.com, starting at 10 a.m., Oct. 1.