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Dog Behavior workshop to be held Saturday

If you would like a clearer understanding of the reasons behind your dog's undesirable behaviors and solutions for those behaviors, then this workshop is for you. Fulfillment for dogs, sanity for humans is our goal. We achieve this through leadership and the formula of exercise, discipline, then affection as prescribed by Cesar Millan of "The Dog Whisperer" fame. We will begin by discussing dog psychology and the importance of leadership in your relationship with your dog. We then teach you how to walk your dog (not be walked by your dog) to establish leadership. This is followed by addressing your individual problems, and providing solutions that fit your lifestyle.

We will simulate or set up the situations that concern you, and either fix them on the spot or come up with a protocol you can continue, when you go home.

We will continue with questions and answers, demonstrating when needed. Auditors are included in this question/answer portion. The class will be held in Rumsey Park beginning at 4 p.m.

We won't quit until you're satisfied. The fee to pre-register is $125 per pair and $25 for spectators will be collected at the door.

Turn and Burn series begins in August

Parks and Recreation will be sponsoring a Wednesday night progressive barrel and pole bending series in August and September beginning Aug. 8. The books open at 5:30 p.m. with the races starting at 6:30 p.m.

This is a progressive format, so there are no age groups.

The entry fee is $5 per event. Awards will be presented September 26.

For more info call Charlene Hunt at (928) 474-5242, ext. 260.

Barrel racing, pole bending series continues Wednesdays

Payson Parks and Recreation will be sponsoring a Wednesday night barrel and pole bending series through July.

The books open at 5:30 p.m. with competitions starting at 6:30 p.m.

Entry fee is $5 per run.

This is a progressive format, so there are no age groups. Awards will be presented July 25 and will be based on a point system.

For more information, call Charlene Hunt at (928) 474-5242, ext. 260.

4th annual Home Run Derby set for July 6

Enter your men's or women's team of three in the Home Run Derby for $45 by Monday, July 1.

All players, 21 years of age and older, are invited to participate in this event sponsored by Mazatzal Casino & Payson Parks and Recreation. Tournament will take place at the Rumsey II ball field starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 6. Each team will be playing for prize money, which will be donated to a local nonprofit organization of their choice. All players will receive a T-shirt and trophies will be awarded.

Arizona Diamondbacks Summer Camp

The Arizona Diamondbacks Training Center is returning to Payson for another Summer Camp at Rumsey Park. Register your child age 6-12 for either Baseball or Fast-Pitch Softball Camp.

The camp will be held 8 to 11 a.m. from July 9 to 13.

Cost of the camp is $150, which includes 15 hours of instruction, the new Sedona Red hat and a T-shirt.

Call (800) 821-7152 today to register.

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