Young dog owners in Devon are invited to boost their canine
training skills and try out agility activities by attending a fun
training day organised by the Young Kennel Club (YKC) in
The Young Kennel Club Dog Agility Training Day will take place
at Devon Dog's fantastic training grounds on Sunday 17thApril 2016.
The day is open to all YKC members aged 6-24 years, whether they
have experience in dog agility or are complete beginners to the
The day will offer members access to agility training from top
agility handler, Neil Ellis. Neil has been competing in agility for
the past thirteen years and has come through the ranks of the YKC,
competing in the junior finals at the Kennel Club International
Agility Festival on numerous occasions, as well as competing in the
YKC events at Crufts for the past seven years. Neil has represented
Agility Team GB at the European Championships twice, made up an
Agility Champion and won a number of senior titles over the past
There are two sessions available: the first session in the
morning is for beginners who have either just started agility or
have never tried it, and the second session in the afternoon
is for members who already compete in agility to improve their
Jane Fullbrook, YKC Events Co-Ordinator said: "We're delighted
to announce the Okehampton Dog Agility Training day at the Devon
Dogs facility. It's perfect for any young person who has a love of
dogs and agility.
"We're happy to cater to all levels, whether you've never tried
agility before or whether you want to hone your skills with your
canine friend. Our training days are always such fun and lasting
friendships are often formed along the way - we hope that
Okehampton will follow in previous events' footsteps."
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 Okehampton Dog Agility Training day,
please contact the YKC team: YKC@thekennelclub.org.uk.
Each session costs £25, and will last 3 hours with 10 minute breaks
every hour. Members under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a
parent or guardian, but they will attend free of charge.
To apply to attend the training day, please fill out the online
form on the website.