Club Spotlight: Santa Maria Kennel Club

PHOTO BY DANIEL DREIFUSS, STAFF

The Santa Maria Kennel Club's recent agility trials were spotlighted in the Santa Maria Times. Club President and Trial Chair David Swinson was interviewed and helped teach readers about the sport.

From the article:

“Your dog is your very best friend in the world and this is the greatest event. You get to run and have fun with your dog,” Swinson said.

Swinson said any dog and handler can do it. He said handlers with various disabilities are able to run the trials as are various age groups.

He said he has handlers in their 70s and 80s running the trials with their dogs.

As for the dogs, well, it tends to come naturally.

“If you have a dog that likes to run and jump and play with you, and is food or toy motivated you can run agility,” he said.
 

Read more of the great article in the Santa Maria Times or check out a photo gallery from the trial.