By Sandra Eckstein

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ten years ago, Dee Anna Gamel of Alpharetta was looking for something fun to do with her Shetland sheepdog, Quita, so she signed up for an agility class.

That’s where dogs run through, over or around a series of obstacles, directed by their owner, against the clock. Quita liked it. But Gamel loved it.

“I was hooked from the first moment we did it,” Gamel said. “I loved spending time with my dog, learning how to train her, and the whole social aspect of it.”

Soon Gamel was looking for another dog to train. Seven years ago she got another Sheltie, Kelsi, and this dog was a natural.

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