Twenty Young Kennel Club (YKC) members are to be given a unique
opportunity to boost their canine training skills and attend a
special heelwork to music training day in Oxfordshire on 18th April
Taking place at The Dog Barn, Main Road, Middleton Cheney,
Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 2PW, the event will offer the
opportunity for YKC members to train their dogs in heelwork to
music with high profile trainers Lucy Creek and Claire
Lucy Creek has worked with dogs at advanced level in both
heelwork to music and freestyle and has appeared at Crufts in both
disciplines for the past two years. Both of her dogs have
made the British team and she also competed at the Open European
Championships in Germany 2014.
Claire Hitchins represents Wales at the international heelwork
to music competition at Crufts. She works with one dog in advanced
freestyle and with another young dog who has worked her way up to
intermediate heelwork to music.
The programme for the day will include a variety of activities
such as skills assessment, impulse control and motivation
exercises, learning new tricks, music movement and choreography
Gerald King, Chairman of the Young Kennel Club said: "Our YKC
events are very popular, as they are a fantastic way for young
people to develop and perfect their skills. The young people taking
part get so much out of them and often make lifelong friends."
The day's training costs £30 per YKC Member (members under 18
years need to be accompanied by one parent or guardian only who
will not need to pay the spectator fee) and £15 per spectator.
Places are limited and completion of an application form does not
secure a place. Places will be allocated on a first come first
served basis. All applicants will be informed by email if they have
secured a place.
To find out more and to download an application form, please
visit www.ykc.org.uk and click
on Events, or speak to the YKC team on 020 7518 1030.