Dog agility trials coming to Fuji Park |

Dog agility trials coming to Fuji Park

Staff reports

Fuji Park in Carson City will be going to the dogs again when the Quicksilver Agility Club hosts the fourth annual High Sierra Summer Classic Dog Agility Trial on Aug. 12 and 13.

Over 100 competitors and their dogs from Nevada, California, Oregon, Utah and Washington are expected for this North American Dog Agility Council and Australian Shepherd Club of America sanctioned event being held in two rings.

Dog agility is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Dogs and their owners race against the clock over a course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles, A-frames, dog walks and more. The dogs are grouped according to their level of ability and size, with “veteran” dogs over the age of 7 given a few more seconds to complete a qualifying score.

The agility trial is presented under the auspices of the Northern Nevada Australian Shepherd Club, which is also hosting its ninth annual Australian Shepherd Conformation Show in conjunction with the agility trial.

Admission is free to both events being held at Fuji Park. Guests should take a lawn chair for seating. The shows run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For further information about these events and the Quicksilver Agility Club, call (775) 847-5205.