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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Piper Novick, 14, working with her two dogs, Happy(white strip down face) and Dash at the agility obstacle course at Dog Haven. She won first place overall with Happy at a national competition in Florida in December and is now training Dash.
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    Happy and Dash wait for a treat from Piper. Piper Novick, 14, working with her two dogs, Happy(white strip down face) and Dash at the agility obstacle course at Dog Haven. She won first place overall with Happy at a national competition in Florida in December and is now training Dash.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Piper Novick, 14, has chosen to be home-schooled so she can devote time to training her dogs for agility competitions.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Dash starts his training with the weave poles. Piper Novick, 14, working with her two dogs, Happy(white strip down face) and Dash at the agility obstacle course at Dog Haven. She won first place overall with Happy at a national competition in Florida in December and is now training Dash.
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    Piper takes Happy through the course on the A-frame. Piper Novick, 14, working with her two dogs, Happy(white strip down face) and Dash at the agility obstacle course at Dog Haven. She won first place overall with Happy at a national competition in Florida in December and is now training Dash.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Piper takes Happy through the the tunnel on the course. Piper Novick, 14, working with her two dogs, Happy(white strip down face) and Dash at the agility obstacle course at Dog Haven. She won first place overall with Happy at a national competition in Florida in December and is now training Dash.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Happy makes a jump as Piper takes him through the course. Piper Novick, 14, working with her two dogs, Happy(white strip down face) and Dash at the agility obstacle course at Dog Haven.She won first place overall with Happy at a national competition in Florida in December and is now training Dash.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Happy weave the poles as part of the agility course. Piper Novick, 14, working with her two dogs, Happy(white strip down face) and Dash at the agility obstacle course at Dog Haven.She won first place overall with Happy at a national competition in Florida in December and is now training Dash.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Piper gets Happy to race through the agility course.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Happy weave the poles as part of the agility course. Piper Novick, 14, working with her two dogs, Happy(white strip down face) and Dash at the agility obstacle course at Dog Haven. She won first place overall with Happy at a national competition in Florida in December and is now training Dash.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Happy weaves through the poles as part of the agility course.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Dash takes to the tire jump as Piper Novick leads him through the agility course.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Piper lead Dash through the agility course as he takes the first single jump. Piper Novick, 14, working with her two dogs, Happy(white strip down face) and Dash at the agility obstacle course at Dog Haven. She won first place overall with Happy at a national competition in Florida in December and is now training Dash.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Piper Novick, 14, working with her two dogs, Happy(white strip down face) and Dash at the agility obstacle course at Dog Haven. She won first place overall with Happy at a national competition in Florida in December and is now training Dash.
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