The Young Kennel Club (YKC) has announced the latest educational
event on offer for all members - a tour of the Guide Dogs National
Breeding Centre in Warwickshire.
Taking place on Wednesday 29th October at the Guide Dogs
National Breeding Centre at Banbury Road, Bishop's Tachbrook, CV33
9QJ, the afternoon tour will offer the opportunity for Young Kennel
Club members to see Guide Dog puppies as they socialise and grow,
gaining experience of everyday sights and sounds which will help
them develop the skills they need as guide dogs.
Members will be able to learn about the journey a dog takes from
being a six week old puppy to becoming a trained and qualified
guide for a blind or partially sighted person, and more about how
the National Breeding Centre helps people with sight loss to become
more independently mobile. They will also have the opportunity to
meet some of the dogs, who will accompany Centre Guides on the
Young Kennel Club Manager, Lucy Smith, says: "We are delighted
to provide this fantastic educational afternoon for our members. It
will give them a great insight into how puppies go on to develop
the skills they need as guide dogs which enables them to make a
tremendous difference to people with sight loss."
Places cost £5 per YKC member/per parent/guardian, which will be
a donation to Guide Dogs. The tour is from 2pm - 4pm and is open to
all YKC Members aged 6-24 years. Members under 16 years of age must
be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Applications for the event are encouraged as early as possible,
as only a small number of places are available and these will be
issued on a first come basis.
To apply for a place, download an application form from