Young people and their dogs in Northern Ireland are once again
invited to boost their canine training skills and try out dog
sports and activities by attending a fun and free training day
organised by the Young Kennel Club (YKC) in County Antrim.
The Young Kennel Club Training and Fun day, held in conjunction
with the Belfast Dog Show Society, will take place at the Knockview
Equestrian Centre on Saturday 8thFebruary. Young people aged 6-24
years, whether they have experience in dog handling or are complete
beginners, are all invited to take part.
The day will include three one hour training sessions in
handling, obedience and agility under the direction of experienced
trainers. The event opens at 9.30 with the first training session
taking place at 10am.
Gerald King, Chairman of the Young Kennel Club said: "The YKC
Training and Fun day is perfect for any young person who has a love
for dogs and wants to try out new activities and develop new skills
with their four-legged friend.
"The first of these training days was held in Northern Ireland
last year and it was very popular and we encourage both those who
are members of the YKC and non-members to take part and get
involved. The day is great fun and lasting friendships are
often formed along the way."
The Young Kennel Club is the Kennel Club's group for young dog
lovers aged from 6-24 and members can take part in dedicated events
and activities that educate young people in the care and training
of dogs in a fun and friendly environment.
To find out more about the Young Kennel Club Training and Fun
day, please contact Clare Robinson on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application forms are available online at www.ykc.org.uk/northern-ireland-dog-training-day
and must be returned to the YKC office by Friday 17th January. All
under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.