Dog Training Day Returns For Young Dog Lovers In Northern Ireland

Young people and their dogs in Northern Ireland are once again invited to boost their canine training skills and try out dog sports and activities by attending a fun and free training day organised by the Young Kennel Club (YKC) in County Antrim.

The Young Kennel Club Training and Fun day, held in conjunction with the Belfast Dog Show Society, will take place at the Knockview Equestrian Centre on Saturday 8thFebruary. Young people aged 6-24 years, whether they have experience in dog handling or are complete beginners, are all invited to take part.

The day will include three one hour training sessions in handling, obedience and agility under the direction of experienced trainers. The event opens at 9.30 with the first training session taking place at 10am.

Gerald King, Chairman of the Young Kennel Club said: "The YKC Training and Fun day is perfect for any young person who has a love for dogs and wants to try out new activities and develop new skills with their four-legged friend.

"The first of these training days was held in Northern Ireland last year and it was very popular and we encourage both those who are members of the YKC and non-members to take part and get involved.  The day is great fun and lasting friendships are often formed along the way."

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 Young Kennel Club Training and Fun day, please contact Clare Robinson on Application forms are available online at  and must be returned to the YKC office by Friday 17th January. All under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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