The Kennel Club Canine Sports Science Seminar will be returning this November, following the success of the previous seminars which have been held regularly since 2007.
This year’s seminar will take place on Sunday 27th November at the Kennel Club Building in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Led by professionals from the world of canine health, treatment, training and nutrition, the seminar aims to help handlers, instructors and trainers get the best performance from their dogs, with an emphasis on avoiding injuries and taking a holistic approach to the care of canine athletes.
The seminar is geared towards all working dog activities, from agility to working trials, obedience to heelwork to music, field trials to flyball. This year the seminar will comprise of the following sessions:
- Bridging the gap between science and application: from reading the papers to helping our dogs – Emily Birch.
- Health screening for balanced breeding decisions – Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi.
- The BVA/KC Eye scheme – Professor Sheila Crispin.
- The scientific principles of training and socialisation of puppies, including the basic principles for puppy education – Dr Helen Zulch.
- How to prevent, and how to recover from, injury – Scott Rutherford.
- Open forum with Q&A session – all speakers and Dave Jolly.
The seminar opens for registration at 8.15am and will finish at 5.30pm. Each delegate will attend all sessions, with three speakers talking before lunch, and then two after lunch.
Delegates are encouraged to book early, with an early bird discount price of £80, which includes lunch and refreshments. This special offer is valid until 26th August. There are further discounts available for Kennel Club members, KCAI members and students studying a relevant subject.
Please note that pre-registration for this seminar is essential as there will be no tickets available on the day, and that applications must be received by Friday 28th October.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “The Kennel Club Canine Sports Science Seminar looks set to be an interesting and useful day full of learning led by experts in their field. Therefore, we would urge those interested to book a place as soon as possible to take advantage of the discount on offer for doing so.”