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Dog agility seminar to be offered in Alpine County

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The Quicksilver Agility Club has elected its officers for 2001 and put together a calendar of events for dog agility enthusiasts.

With membership continually growing, the word has gotten out just how much fun dog agility is. The “Animal Planet” television network regularly airs national championships, and the real attraction of the sport is just how quickly dogs learn to navigate over the obstacles and what a thrill it is to compete.

The first date on the QAC calendar is a seminar for youngsters who’d like to get started in agility with their dogs. Scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 4, 1-4 p.m., this training will be free of charge. Held in conjunction with the Douglas County 4-H, the seminar will take place at 20865 State Route 88 in Woodfords, Calif. People are asked to register in advance by calling Kimberly Munoz at 265-7911. Any dog can do agility. Participants need a buckle dog collar, leash and plenty of soft dog treats. (Dogs should also be current on all inoculations.)

The next QAC meeting is Monday, Feb. 12, at the Round Table Pizza in Scolari’s Shopping Center on Highway 50 in Carson City. Beginning at 7 p.m., the group will discuss the spring schedule of beginning, intermediate and advanced agility classes and the May 19 and 20 Spring Agility Trial.

For further information, call 847-5205.