TODAY | January 31, 2014
>>> we want to tell you that the super bowl is not the only big event coming up this weekend.
>> that's right. the nation's most talented dogs are going to be featured in the 16th purina pro plan incredible dog challenge. we've got a trainer, john casey here, with some four-legged friends. john, where are you?
>> right here.
>> john, tell us about the competition. this is fun.
>> purina pro dog incredible dog challenge finals which airs on nbc this sunday combines all the cool dog sports like the high-flying, freestyle- flying disk dogs. what i call the craziest 40-yard dash in canine sports. that's jack russell hurdle racing . the dogs launch out into a 19,000-gallon swimming pool trying to achieve maximum distance. and i believe we'll try to have a little fun with agility today.
>> i have one here with the red leash. is that mine?
>> does size matter? because there's little difference here.
>> in the sport of canine agility, we do have large dog an small dog divisions but today it is all about having fun .
>> what do we do?
>> we just cheer them on.
>> professional trainers here with the dogs. but you guys are assign each dog. this is kind of your teammate here.
>> so we cheer them.
>> cheer them on and they'll definitely appreciate that.
>> should we get started?
>> you can go first.
>> you want to go first, natalie?
>> i don't know. he just kind of lined up. i assume it is a he. let's go?
>> this is tiki. a little papillon. don't let her diminutive size fool you. three, two, one -- go!
>> come on, tiki!
>> let's go! come on tiki!
>> wait a minute. she didn't go through any --
>> she would get some fault points if this were a sanctioned competition.
>> this is moon?
>> this beautiful dog right here is a 7-year-old border collie who goes by the name moon. we're going to go three, two, one, go!
>> oh! oh! moon!
>> well done! wow!
>> my dog is chomping at the bit.
>> this is rampage.
>> come on, rampage. 4-year-old australian- cattle dog mix.
>> rampage, try to go through the things. all right?
>> here we go. on the count -- three, two, one -- go.
>> come on, rampage!
>> rampage is perfect so far!
>> he's listening to you.
>> rampage! yeah!
>> efficient. not so speedy, but very efficient.
>> all right.