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Thursday July 14th, 2011

Posted at 1:15pm

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The Windsor Police Service has been selected to host the 2011 USPCA Region 19 police dog field trials this Friday July 15 –Sunday July 17, 2011. The United States Police Canine Association formed in 1971 has become one of the largest and oldest active organizations of its kind.

The dog trials will bring together the best trained dogs in the world and are judged by Police judges. Great strides in the standardization of training methods have been made through these dog trials.

Approximately 35-40 police dogs and their handlers are expected to be in attendance to compete over the three days. These dogs and handlers come from all over Ontario and Michigan. The competition runs this Friday to Sunday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm each day and is free and open to the public.

The following is the list of events and where they will be held:

Friday July 15, 2011 – Day 1: Obedience & Agility

8:00 am – Obedience, Novelletto Centre, 3939 Carmichael Dr. (Mic Mac Park)

1:00 pm – Agility – Windsor Police Training Facility, 4007 Sandwich St.

Saturday July 16, 2011 – Day 2: Article Search & Box Search

8:00 am – Article Search, Open Field @ 2600 Airport Rd (behind Windsor Airport)

1:00 pm – Box Search – Windsor Police Training Facility, 4007 Sandwich St.

Sunday July 17, 2011 – Day 3: Apprehension & Handler Protection

8:00 am – 2:00 pm –Apprehension – Novelletto Centre, 3939 Carmichael Dr. (Mic Mac Park)

3:00 pm – Awards Ceremony & Demonstration

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