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Autumn Fun For Young Kennel Club Members And Their Four Legged Friends

The Young Kennel Club (YKC) has announced the latest dog activity weekend event on offer for its members, which will take place from 31stOctober until Sunday 2ndNovember in Nottinghamshire.

Taking place at the Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY, the three day event will offer the opportunity for YKC members to train their dogs in handling, agility, obedience, heelwork to music and flyball.

Each day will include training sessions under the direction of experienced trainers who will help both dog and owner to get the most out of the weekend. Members will also be offered the chance to qualify for Crufts by taking part in a series of competitions which are among the last chances to qualify during the year. Dogs of all types are welcome, as long as they are registered on the Kennel Club's Breed, Activity or Companion Dog registers.

Gerald King, Chairman of the Young Kennel Club said: "Our Young Kennel Club activity weekends are very popular, as they are a fantastic way for young people to develop and perfect their skills. It is a great place to practice dog showing for the first time as well as guide the more experienced members. People can train with their dogs at all levels in agility, obedience and handling over the weekend and it doesn't matter whether members are completely new to the sport or have been competing for years, we will be organising training to cover all levels of ability."

There will also be fun social activities both evenings for overnight campers including a pumpkin carving competition - perfect for Halloween!

Participants can come for just one day or both days, at a daily price of just £20 and £5 per competition entry. Accompanying adults and spectators can come along for free and caravans and camping costs £10 per night.

To find out more and to download an application form, please visit and click on 'Events'. Alternatively call a member of the YKC team on 020 7518 1030 who will be happy to answer any questions.  All under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.