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New agility classes for dogs and their companions

Legacy Canine Training and Behavior hosts a free “meet the instructor” reception for Pamela Kaye and a demonstration of canine agility and games from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at 252 Kitchen-Dick Road, Sequim.

Legacy recently welcomed Kaye to the staff. Her canine training and performance experience began in 1991 and includes involvement in agility, obedience, flyball, tracking, stock dog, freestyle, therapy work and rally. She is a North America Dog Agility Council judge and has completed its instructor program. Kaye moved to Sequim from Montana with her husband, Richard, and their four dogs.

“Teaching your dog to negotiate the different agility obstacles can provide a never-ending variety of fun activities and games for both of you,” said Kaye. “Plus, it can be good exercise. It’s much more fun than going to the gym!”

No special equipment is needed to play these games and create new ones.

Canine agility is a dog sport in which a dog and handler team works through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off-leash with no food or toys as incentives and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. There are several national organizations that sanction tests or trials held by local dog training clubs.

Legacy offers instruction in a full array of canine active sports, ranging from backyard fun for pet dogs and their people to preparation for and participation in agility trials.

For more information, call Karen Kilgore at 683-1522 or e-mail



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