The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Dog R.A.C.E. day to be held November 18

 

November 9, 2017



Classy Canines 4-H Club will hold its annual public-participation Dog Recreational Agility CGC Event (or Dog R.A.C.E.) on Saturday, November 18. This event focuses on giving dogs and their owners a chance to try some beginning level dog agility. There will also be an opportunity for participants to test for the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen (AKC-CGC) certification from 9:00 to 3:00. The Dog R.A.C.E. will be at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds & Expo Center arena.

The day starts with a mandatory free registration and orientation from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m., followed by a free Introduction to Jumpers with Weaves Workshop. After this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to compete in a Jumpers with Weaves Fun Run Competition. Next will be a free Introduction to Agility Contacts Workshop followed by an Agility Touch ‘n’ Go (Contacts) Fun Run Competition. The afternoon will conclude with a Standard Agility Fun Run Competition. No previous experience is needed. Participants are asked to help to put the equipment away at the end of the day.

The competitions will feature unique ribbons for the top placements. A prize drawing and dog-themed vendors will also be on-site. Proceeds will be donated to a local veterinary charity fund.

Participants should bring a dog, a kennel/crate, a non-tightening collar or harness, a 6’ leash, many tiny soft treats such as ¼” cheese cubes, a water bowl, and plastic clean-up bags. The arena is generally very cold in the morning so dress in layers and wear shoes for running.

Spectators are welcome. For more information or to donate to the drawing, contact Sally Freeman at youngsriver@yahoo.com or 503-325-7161 or text 503-308-2372.

 

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