Techs and Teacups; Vet Students Volunteer At Small Dog Agility Trials

Posted by on May 31, 2012


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Andy Tellers helps with scoring at the Teacup Agility Trials at the Cloud Nine Training Facilities

Veterinary Technician students from the Minnesota School of Business-Plymouth had the unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of animals at a small dog agility competition recently.

A total of 11 students and staff participated and learned about the world of performance events at the Teacup Agility Trial, hosted by Cloud Nine Training School for Dogs in Hopkins, Minn.

Plymouth students received hands-on experience in coordinating, timing and scoring the event, while learning more about the canine competitors, owners and organizers of the event.

“This was a great event for our students as they were able to visit with dog enthusiasts and their small canine athletes,” said Veterinary Technician Program Chair Mary Oberson. The people who invest time in training their dogs to this level also expect excellent veterinary care, so having our students exposed to this type of event helps give them an awareness of the expectations for a future Certified Veterinary Technician.”

Oberson’s dogs, Beep and Wiggles, competed in the trials, which are designed specifically for small dogs. Obstacles are scaled down to accommodate the canine competitors.

Students and staff that participated were: Martha Sutterlin, Julia Wear-Jackson, Rebecca Ram, Katherine Freiermuth, Andy Tellers, Howard Barenburg, Tiffany Woods, Emily Johnson, Mary Oberson and Allina Faul.

For more information on Teacup Agility visit the Teacup Agility Association at



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