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Harmony Ridge Pet Parade: Johnene McDonald, SashShee Macy Lou, Foxxmo, Benny Mojo and Princess TangoKizzy at the Lost Coast Agility Show, sporting 24 qualifications. Photo submitted

Experience agility dogs at Plumas-Sierra County Fair

Harmony Ridge Pet Parade announced that it will be setting up a full agility course this year at the Plumas-Sierra County Fair taking place Aug. 14–18.

The course will consist of 20 obstacles and there will be demonstrations presented daily by Johnene McDonald’s seasoned agility dogs, and her agility students and their dogs.

Demonstrations and championships will take place Thursday through Saturday, from noon to 3 p.m., and 5 to 8 p.m.

The course will be set up in the Shady Glen Area behind the Pioneer Cabin. The course will be open to fair guests to try out the sport either with one of McDonald’s dogs or their own.

Fair Manager John Steffanic is allowing participants to bring their dogs to that area of the fairgrounds to experience the sport of agility. The dogs will not be allowed anywhere else at the fair however, so after experiencing and watching others run you must take your dog back home.

With that, Steffanic reminds participants not to leave their dogs in the car.

McDonald will provide a few kennels for one hour housing so folks can get refreshed if they need to.

There will also be a Kiddo Agility Championships where children will be allowed to run through the course and be timed! Rosette ribbon prizes will be given to first through fourth places daily! Check the white board at the Harmony Ridge booth for the times when dog demos and kiddos championships will be taking place.

There will also be leash-making demonstrations where folks can design their own custom leash.

Remember, if you are planning on bringing your dog to the fair to try out this fun sport that they are not allowed anywhere else at the fair! Your dog must be well mannered, have all current vaccinations and participants must pick up after their dog.

See you at the fair for a barking good time.

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