Twenty four Young Kennel Club (YKC) members are to be given a
unique opportunity to boost their canine training skills ahead of
Crufts 2015 and attend a special handling training day in Penicuik,
Scotland on 7thFebruary.
Taking place at the Ladywood Leisure Centre, 14A Yarrow Court,
Penicuik, Scotland, EH26 8HD, the event will offer the opportunity
for YKC members to train their dogs in handling with high profile
trainers Helena Hutchings and Ashley Place.
Helena Hutchings was a top winning junior handler and won the UK
Junior Handler of the Year competition several times along with
numerous handling titles at European shows throughout her
Ashley Place was also a top junior handler, winning the Scottish
Handler of the Year competition and finishing runner up in the UK
Junior Handling Association Finals.
Throughout the day, YKC members will be able to find out more
about ring etiquette, showmanship presentation, basic control and
pattern work, and stance and teeth work. The day will end with a
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 new friends."
The day's training costs £20 per YKC Member, and members under
18 years old need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Places
are limited and completion of an application form does not
guarantee 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.