Enjoy summer adventures with your dog

To the Editor:
The dog days of summer will soon be upon us.

I am not referring to the timeframe of July 3 to Aug. 11 associated with the alignment of the dog-star, Sirius, the brightest visible star in the constellation Canis Major with the sun, but the summer days that provide an opportunity for area youth to participate in training adventures with their family dog.

Summer is a great time to enjoy a variety of adventures with your dog, but training opportunities for youth benefit both dog and handler and can be a great deal of fun.

The Albany County 4-H program has scheduled its 4-H Dog Adventure week for July 18 to 22 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension building in Voorheesville from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Open to all area youth, participating youth and dogs will learn dog agility, obedience and responsible pet ownership.

For more information, contact Barb Stevens at 518-765-3500. Details are available at http://albany.cce.cornell.edu/events/2022/07/18/4-h-dog-adventure-week.

Albany Obedience Club is offering a three-day dog agility workshop for youth on July 12 to 14 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Albany Obedience Training facility at 535 Wemple Road in Glenmont.

You can visit their website at https://albanyobedienceclub.wildapricot.org/ and click on classes to see information for the junior agility fun class as well as the listing for Session 4 classes which begin Aug. 7. A new junior obedience class begins Aug. 7, as well as other beginning classes that welcome junior handlers, ages 8 to 17.

Look for other dog training opportunities and be sure to include your dog in family adventures.

Sharon Breisch

New Scotland

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