Janet Boyce’s dog, Flynn, negotiates a jump while navigating a dog agility course. Last weekend at the Moses Lake Agility Trial, Flynn won the Novice Standard title. Photo by Teri J. Pieper

Janet Boyce’s dog, Flynn, negotiates a jump while navigating a dog agility course. Last weekend at the Moses Lake Agility Trial, Flynn won the Novice Standard title. Photo by Teri J. Pieper

Five Methow Valley dogs got their human handlers out of bed early and led them to the Moses Lake Agility Trial at Moses Lake last Friday and Saturday (March 21 – 22) for a couple days of fun and competition where all five had successful qualifying runs.

Local competing dogs included “Flynn” with owner Janet Boyce, Lynne Wasson’s dog, “Trip”, handled by Lynda Pheasant, “Frida” with Mary Ann Yakabi, “Luna” with Teri Pieper, and “Jane” with Marti Darling.

Boyce and Flynn won the Novice Standard title, as did Pieper and Luna with the addition of their Novice Jumps and Weaves.

Darling and Jane scored a qualifying run in the Open Standard division.

Trip, running with Pheasant qualified in Masters Jumps and Weaves.

Frida with the help of Yakabi qualified in Masters Standard.

In addition to practice at Methow Dog Training in the valley, many Methow teams train at the kennel club in Wenatchee.