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PRESS PHOTOS BY BEVERLY SPRINGERKathy Stehly, of Bethlehem and her black Labrador retriever Raisin, heel out in sync. PRESS PHOTOS BY BEVERLY SPRINGERKathy Stehly, of Bethlehem and her black Labrador retriever Raisin, heel out in sync.
On the rally course, Barb Katz, of Allentown, praises Alvin the pug. On the rally course, Barb Katz, of Allentown, praises Alvin the pug.
Macungie resident Dave Dock walks Blue, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Neither seems bothered by the rain. Macungie resident Dave Dock walks Blue, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Neither seems bothered by the rain.
Out on the rally course, Linda Eldon, of Barto, has the full attention of Mollie, a Bernese Mountain Dog. Out on the rally course, Linda Eldon, of Barto, has the full attention of Mollie, a Bernese Mountain Dog.
Noah, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever owned and trained by Anne Wheeler, of Macungie, clears a jump. Noah, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever owned and trained by Anne Wheeler, of Macungie, clears a jump.
PRESS PHOTOS BY BEVERLY SPRINGERAllentown’s Wilma Krause-Brucker takes Stanley, a happy mixed breed, through his paces. PRESS PHOTOS BY BEVERLY SPRINGERAllentown’s Wilma Krause-Brucker takes Stanley, a happy mixed breed, through his paces.

ALLENTOWN DOG TRAINING CLUB

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER Special to The Press in Local News

Match show held at Macungie Memorial Park

The Allentown Dog Training Club recently supported that old adage, “The show must go on.”

In spite of rainy conditions Sept. 9, the club’s annual match show went on as planned. A match show is a simulation. Dogs and handlers carry out the exercises required to qualify for titles and are given feedback from experienced trainers. Handlers have the opportunity to polish and perfect their and their dogs’ performances without the pressure of actual competition.

On this soggy Sunday, trainers and canines of all descriptions made the best of the wet situation.

For more information on classes and activities sponsored by the Allentown Dog Training Club, visit www.allentowndogtrainingclub.com.