Return Of The Kennel Club’s Canine Sports Science Seminar

The Kennel Club Canine Sports Science Seminar will be returning this November, further to the success of the previous seminars held regularly since 2007.

The 2014 seminar is scheduled to take place on Saturday 8th November at the Kennel Club Building in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.  Led by professionals from the world of canine health, treatment, training and nutrition, the Canine Sports Science 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.

Mark Laker, Agility Team GB Manager, has attended the seminars previously and commented: "As manager of Agility Team GB, I have seen an incredible shift in the handlers' awareness and realisation of the difference that an understanding of canine sports science can make in their canine athletes' overall health and wellbeing, and agility performance. A sound understanding of the science behind this passion will ensure agility remains fun for both dog and handler."

The seminars are geared towards all working dog activities, from agility to working trials, obedience to heelwork to music, field trials to flyball.  This year the seminar is focusing on the 'Health and Welfare of the Canine Athlete' and will feature the following sessions:

  • Nutrition in the Canine Athlete - Marge Chandler
  • First Aid in the Canine Athlete - Emma Fretwell
  • Personality Profiling - Samantha Bremner-Harrison
  • The Impact of Training the Canine Athlete - Lez Graham

Each delegate will have the opportunity to attend all of the above sessions. Marge Chandler will be the first speaker, and all delegates will attend her session together. The last three presentations will take place after lunch and will be conducted in smaller break out groups, with delegates rotating between them. The day will be concluded with everyone coming back together for an open discussion, which will allow attendees to ask the speakers any questions that they may have.

Delegates are encouraged to book early, with an early bird discount price of £80, including lunch and refreshments, available if booked by 31st August. There are discounts available for Kennel Club Members and students studying a relevant subject.

To find out more information and to download the application form, visit:

Please note that pre-registration for this seminar is essential as there will be no tickets available on the day and applications must be received by Friday 3rd October.

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