What to Expect at the 2015 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
Published on September 24, 2015
It’s that time again! No, we’re not talking about shedding season or even the return of pumpkin spice lattes — we’re all atwitter about the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge!
We’ve attended in the past and had some amazing experiences, like going through the agility course ourselves, getting up close (and in the splash zone!) for the diving dogs and interviewing competitors. Here’s what to expect from the National Finals, taking place today and tomorrow at Purina Farms in St. Louis, Missouri.
When it’s happening: Sept. 25 and 26
Where you can watch it: It will be livestreaming on the Pro Plan website starting Saturday, Sept. 26 at noon EDT; this is also a great place to learn all about the competitors before the excitement begins. You can find out when it’ll be on a TV station in your area here.
Events taking place: Small Dog Agility, Large Dog Agility, 30 Weave Up and Back, Diving Dog, Freestyle Flying Disc, Fetch It! and Jack Russell Hurdle Racing.
Why you don’t want to miss it: The event tagline is "Where regular dogs achieve extraordinary feats," and from what we’ve seen, this is entirely true. Seeing dogs compete in events they clearly love — seriously, just try getting those diving dogs out of the water without a proper reward — and watching the way they bond with their owners is truly spectacular. And if it encourages you to do a little extra training with your own dog, all the better!
More on Vetstreet:
- Exciting Highlights From Incredible Dog Challenges of the Past
- Dock Diving 101: What You Need to Know
- Tips and Tricks From a Speed and Catch Winner
- Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Canine Disc
- Breeds That Do Best at the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge