World Agility Championships
World Team in Italy: Day Two
September 21: Desenzano, Italy
day began with sounds of merchants under our hotel window driving in with
vans that had huge motorized awnings on them. The street was quickly filled
with van after van of every type of product to buy from produce to rugby
shirts, jewelry and paintings. The Americans quickly filled the streets
and shopped till they dropped. A unique experience that was totally European.
One group of supporters left for Venice to enjoy the canal boat rides
while some team members enjoyed a short boat ride on Lake Garda to Sirmione
to walk thru Rocca Scaligera Castle.
The view was spectacular from the top of the tower overlooking the water.
The streets are heavy with travelers and all languages can be heard while
walking thru the streets.
Other team members stayed in the hotel and relaxed and walked their dogs
and prepared for the action-packed days ahead.
Starting the early morning, the team boards a bus to practice and loosen
the dogs up for the first time.
Late afternoon brought the first meeting with the security team for the
AKC Agility team and supporters. The security group was kind enough to
take captain Sharon Anderson and AKC Field Rep Douglas Hurley to the trial
site to scope it out.
The AKC USA World Agility team wishes to thank sponsors Clean Run Productions
and IAMS Company along with K-9 Advantix for their support.
Companion Events AVP Patricia Krause, Agility World Team Member
Barb Davis and other USA supporters on boat tour of Venice Italy