THE FACT that YKC National Camp has remained a key part of the Kennel Club’s youth development programme over the decades is no accident. It exists because it works, actually it works very well indeed! The training provided is both extensive and...
ISOBEL Perry is seven years old and from Christchurch in Dorset. Otherwise known as Izzy to her friends, she recently took part in her first junior handling competition and was awarded second place.
I’M WRITING this sitting looking at the handling rings and agility course at Brooksby College where 75 juniors are at this very moment scattered around the grounds practising their talent night productions in readiness for this evening.
“MY NAME is Shaylan Sanderson and I am 11 years old and I live in Bodmin, Cornwall. I live at home with my older sister and younger brother and have five dogs - two Pomeranians, two Chihuahuas and a rescue Dalmatian crossbreed who we fostered and...
WELL IT is virtually unanimous! What most of you are doing over the summer is getting to as many dog shows as you can!
THIS WEEK Marina Scott chats to Erin Logie, 14, from Carnoustie, Scotland who has already made several appearances on TV thanks to her love of dogs. She’s also a multi-skilled dog handler as she’s involved in showing and handling, agility...
Lots of you are always on the look out for good training opportunities. They can be thin on the ground, but the YKC has a first class one coming up in August that you don’t want to miss.
THIS WEEK, we feature an interview with ten-year-old Elise O’Connor who is from near Malvern in Worcestershire. She is starting to make her name in the world of showing by handling the family’s Tibetan Terriers.
ANYONE for a history lesson? The reason being that to understand where you are going it is useful to know where you have been! (Oh, yes I have lived through it all…)
AN EXCITING weekend awaits young dog lovers as the Young Kennel Club (YKC) hosts its ever popular Activity Weekend in Builth Wells, Wales in August.
Three young handlers from the UK tell us about their trip to the World Dog Show in Salzburg, Austria handling in the breed rings.
I’VE FOUND it really fascinating reading all the comments and observations on the Paws...for youth Facebook group and have found the debate around handling as an ‘art’ or a ‘science’ really interesting.