Young Kennel Club (YKC) members are being given a unique
opportunity to boost their heelwork to music skills by attending a
special training day with high profile trainers in Oxfordshire on
Saturday 23rd April 2016.
Taking place at The Dog Barn in Banbury, Oxfordshire for the
second year in a row, the event will offer the opportunity for YKC
members aged 6-24 years who are both new to or experienced in
heelwork to music.
The day will see experienced trainers Lucy Creek and Claire
Hitchins train young members to gain or enhance their heelwork to
Multiple Crufts heelwork to music and freestyle winner Lucy
Creek works dogs at advanced level in both disciplines. Fresh from
yet another Crufts win, Lucy has also had the opportunity to
represent Great Britain in both disciplines. Claire Hitchins often
represents Wales in the international heelwork to music competition
at Crufts. She works one dog in advanced freestyle and
has another young dog who has worked her way up to intermediate
heelwork to music.
Both women are very knowledgeable and members are sure to learn
a great deal whilst training with them.
The day consists of six sessions; a skills assessment, impulse
control and motivation exercises, trick session, choreography
games, music movement and a prop-trick session.
There are 30 training places available and the cost
for the day is £30 per member. If the training day is
full, you can ask to be added to a waiting list. Entries close on
the 21stApril 2016.
Jane Fullbrook, YKC Events Co-Ordinator said: "We are delighted
to continue to offer YKC members unique opportunities that will
further their skills and handling experience, and we are thrilled
to welcome back Lucy Creek and Claire Hitchins.
"Those attending the day will have the pleasure of learning from
these two talented women. Lucy has yet again won the heelwork to
music freestyle and international final at Crufts this year and
Claire is an experienced heelwork to music trainer so they will be
learning from the best."
To find out more about the Heelwork to Music Training day,
please contact the YKC team: YKC@thekennelclub.org.uk.
The day costs £30 to attend. Members under the age of 18 must be
accompanied by a parent or guardian, but they will not be charged
To apply to attend the training day, please fill out the online
form on the website.