Working on a doggie doctorate

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m-bathdogshow1.JPGAmerican Kennel Club Judge Frank Washabaugh of New Jersey critiques the sniffing work of a dog in the Scent Articles event last Sunday in the Casco Bay Dog Training Club’s AKC All-Breeds Obedience and Rally Trial at Bath Middle School. In Scent Article, dogs are tasked with picking out the one item that has been handled recently by their human. Training coordinator Marcia Welch of Edgecomb said, “This series of events requires the highest level of obedience. We consider it the Ph.D. level of training and obedience.” (Roger S. Duncan photo)m-bathdogshow2.JPGHelen gives her human a smile and after competing last Sunday morning. Nearly 150 purebred dogs competed in several categories during the two-day event. (Roger S. Duncan photo)

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