Heelwork To Music Training Day For Young Kennel Club Members

Twenty Young Kennel Club (YKC) members are to be given a unique opportunity to boost their canine training skills and attend a special heelwork to music training day in Oxfordshire on 18th April 2015.

Taking place at The Dog Barn, Main Road, Middleton Cheney, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 2PW, the event will offer the opportunity for YKC members to train their dogs in heelwork to music with high profile trainers Lucy Creek and Claire Hitchins.

Lucy Creek has worked with dogs at advanced level in both heelwork to music and freestyle and has appeared at Crufts in both disciplines for the past two years.  Both of her dogs have made the British team and she also competed at the Open European Championships in Germany 2014.

Claire Hitchins represents Wales at the international heelwork to music competition at Crufts. She works with one dog in advanced freestyle and with another young dog who has worked her way up to intermediate heelwork to music.

The programme for the day will include a variety of activities such as skills assessment, impulse control and motivation exercises, learning new tricks, music movement and choreography games.

Gerald King, Chairman of the Young Kennel Club said: "Our YKC events are very popular, as they are a fantastic way for young people to develop and perfect their skills. The young people taking part get so much out of them and often make lifelong friends."

The day's training costs £30 per YKC Member (members under 18 years need to be accompanied by one parent or guardian only who will not need to pay the spectator fee) and £15 per spectator. Places are limited and completion of an application form does not secure a place. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. All applicants will be informed by email if they have secured a place.

To find out more and to download an application form, please visit www.ykc.org.uk and click on Events, or speak to the YKC team on 020 7518 1030.

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