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Why join the YKC?

When you join our club, you'll get an exciting year full of canine adventures, helping you to learn new skills, build confidence and make new friends through our programme of dog activities across the UK. Have a look below to see all of the things the YKC has to offer:

 

Crufts and competing

 

The biggest date in the canine calendar has to be Crufts. As part of The Kennel Club, the YKC has their own dedicated ring at Crufts exclusively for our members to qualify to compete in. All of our members get a ticket to go to Crufts included in their membership! Even if you haven't qualified, you can still come along and enjoy everything that Crufts has to offer.

To qualify to compete at Crufts, we offer the following competitions for our members to qualify for:

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Handling

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Agility

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Stakes

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Obedience

Grooming

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Flyball

Training

 

As part of your YKC membership, we offer our members exclusive access to book onto our training. These training sessions are not designed to replace your weekly local training, but instead offer members access to some of the top trainers in the UK. 

As well as our advanced courses, we also offer training courses for complete beginners - these often include lots of different activities, so you can discover which sports you and your dog enjoy the most.

Need help finding a local dog training club?

Click below to visit The Kennel Club's Find a Dog Club page:

Need information about YKC training events?

Click below to view our upcoming training events:

Camps and social 

 

Not only do we offer training days up and down the country, the YKC also holds a number of camps that members can attend. These camps are focused on training the basics and providing social games for members to interact and make friends. We have lots of ex-YKC members that have become friends for life all by meeting at our camps.

What's included? 

 

New and renewing members receive:

  • 1 x 4-day wristband for Crufts (not including Best in Show tickets)
  • 1 x free entrance to Discover Dogs (you will need to apply for this)
  • Access to YKC training
  • Fetch magazine three times per year
  • Access to enter our exclusive YKC competitions
  • Access to all our web content and academy resources

New members also receive a membership pack containing:

  • Latest edition of 'Fetch' magazine
  • YKC-branded drawstring bag
  • YKC-branded pen
  • Membership badge
  • Membership card

All this for just

per year

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