WAYNESVILLE — Dogs of all breeds are polishing their tricks for the Blue Ridge Agility Club dog trials running April 23-25 at the Smoky Mountain Event Center.

Owners work with their dogs to guide them through various obstacles laid out in the arena — which showcases the handler’s interaction with their dog as well as the dog itself. Agility courses will be set up in two rings in the arena both Friday and Saturday, and one ring on Sunday. The covered arena offers ample room to spread out in stadium-style bleacher seating.

Competition trials will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to mid-afternoon on Sunday. Spectators are welcome and admission is free.

No pets are allowed except those involved in the show. Individual dog breeds do not run at a particular time. Instead, the competition is organized by dog height.

The Blue Ridge Agility Club is open to anyone interested in dog agility. Click here for more about the show or club.

The Smoky Mountain Event Center is located at 758 Crabtree Rd, Waynesville.