The South Lake Tahoe Police Canine (K9) Association (SLTPCA) will be hosting the 8th annual K9 Trials at Lakeview Commons at El Dorado Beach on Saturday, October 3rd.
As a sanctioned Western States Police Canine Association event, it is expected to draw 45-50 canine teams throughout California.
The competition will begin at 9am on Saturday, October 3rd with the Field Search phase which tests the ability of the canine team to locate hidden suspects.
The Obedience and Agility phases are combined and tests the dogs ability to navigate several obstacles and respond to the handlers commands of right turn, left turn, about turn, turn into your dog, fast/slow and heel.
The final Protection phase will begin at approximately 1pm and judges the canine on their courage, drive, control and how well they bite. Handlers are sequestered and do not know the scenario until they walk onto the field.
The SLTPCA is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. The South Lake Tahoe Police Department K9 Unit patrols the City of South Lake Tahoe and more information can be found online at www.sltpca.org