YKC Members Offered Tour Of Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre

The Young Kennel Club (YKC) has announced the latest educational event on offer for all members - a tour of the Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre in Warwickshire.

Taking place on Wednesday 29th October at the Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre at Banbury Road, Bishop's Tachbrook, CV33 9QJ, the afternoon tour will offer the opportunity for Young Kennel Club members to see Guide Dog puppies as they socialise and grow, gaining experience of everyday sights and sounds which will help them develop the skills they need as guide dogs.

Members will be able to learn about the journey a dog takes from being a six week old puppy to becoming a trained and qualified guide for a blind or partially sighted person, and more about how the National Breeding Centre helps people with sight loss to become more independently mobile. They will also have the opportunity to meet some of the dogs, who will accompany Centre Guides on the tour.

Young Kennel Club Manager, Lucy Smith, says: "We are delighted to provide this fantastic educational afternoon for our members. It will give them a great insight into how puppies go on to develop the skills they need as guide dogs which enables them to make a tremendous difference to people with sight loss."

Places cost £5 per YKC member/per parent/guardian, which will be a donation to Guide Dogs. The tour is from 2pm - 4pm and is open to all YKC Members aged 6-24 years. Members under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Applications for the event are encouraged as early as possible, as only a small number of places are available and these will be issued on a first come basis.

To apply for a place, download an application form from www.ykc.org.uk/guide-dogs-national-breeding-centre-tour.

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