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Bar Harbor, Maine Declares Agility a Sport

By Brenna Fender

The town of Bar Harbor, Maine Parks and Recreation Committee recently voted unanimously that dog agility is a sport comparable to other sports offered by the YMCA, like soccer and touch football. Barbara Simons, who with her husband Gary helped the committee make it's decision, said, "I feel for non-dog people to decide that this is truly a sport and should be offered through our Y is a huge step in bringing in junior handlers to our sport." Simons also believes that this recognition will help show adults that dog agility is a game that everyone can play.

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