The Young Kennel Club (YKC) has announced the latest dog
activity weekend event on offer for its members, which will take
place from 31stOctober until Sunday 2ndNovember in
Taking place at the Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe,
Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY, the three day event will offer
the opportunity for YKC members to train their dogs in handling,
agility, obedience, heelwork to music and flyball.
Each day will include training sessions under the direction of
experienced trainers who will help both dog and owner to get the
most out of the weekend. Members will also be offered the chance to
qualify for Crufts by taking part in a series of competitions which
are among the last chances to qualify during the year. Dogs of all
types are welcome, as long as they are registered on the Kennel
Club's Breed, Activity or Companion Dog registers.
Gerald King, Chairman of the Young Kennel Club said: "Our Young
Kennel Club activity weekends are very popular, as they are a
fantastic way for young people to develop and perfect their skills.
It is a great place to practice dog showing for the first time as
well as guide the more experienced members. People can train with
their dogs at all levels in agility, obedience and handling over
the weekend and it doesn't matter whether members are completely
new to the sport or have been competing for years, we will be
organising training to cover all levels of ability."
There will also be fun social activities both evenings for
overnight campers including a pumpkin carving competition - perfect
Participants can come for just one day or both days, at a daily
price of just £20 and £5 per competition entry. Accompanying adults
and spectators can come along for free and caravans and camping
costs £10 per night.
To find out more and to download an application form, please
visit www.ykc.org.uk and click
on 'Events'. Alternatively call a member of the YKC team on 020
7518 1030 who will be happy to answer any questions. All
under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.