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YKC Handling Training Day

With James Moore & Victoria Wilkins

Saturday 15th February 2020

The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh

With Crufts on the horizon, this is the perfect opportunity for handlers who have qualified for Crufts 2020 to get some last minute hints and tips, and also some vital training time before the big day. We are also running handling training classes for beginners. The day will end with a handling qualifier for Crufts 2021.


Closing Date Friday 31st January 2020

 

Event Info

Event Information

The Handling training day will take place on Saturday 15th February 2020 and are open to all members aged 6-24 years. These sessions will be split into advanced qualified members and members who are less experienced.

Price

  • £20 / member - Training for one full day
  • £5 / Entry YKC Crufts Qualifier Entry will cost (entries will also be accepted on the day)

There are spaces for:

  • 20 members to attend on Saturday
    (10 Novice and 10 Advanced)

Looking for dog-friendly accommodation?
If you’re looking for dog-friendly accommodation, we’ve got you covered. The Kennel Club have partnered up with cottages.com and Hoseasons to provide a no-fuss platform for booking dog-friendly holiday accommodation.

Find out more here. 

Important Information

If the member is under 18 years of age then one accompanying parent/guardian must also attend at no charge.

On the Day

The training will offer an opportunity to practice and perfect your handling before Crufts 2020 where our experienced trainers can offer advice and some helpful hints and tips for the big day. There will also be a fun activity to break up the day.

This is a training event and will take place in the Kennel Club Building on the Stoneleigh showground which is indoors with a carpet floor. Please make sure you’re comfortable and wear appropriate footwear. You will not be required to wear “show suits” for the handling training.  Each handler will receive a YKC Certificate of Attendance at the end of the day.

Facilities

Please note that lunch is not provided, but there will be cakes and hot drinks available to purchase.

Car parking will be free.


Closing Date Friday 31st January 2020

 

Approx Programme

Programme One – Qualified Handlers

  • 8:30 – Registration
  • 9:00 - Session 1 – Assessment of Handlers
  • 9:45 – Break
  • 10:00 - Session 2 – Iron out the Kinks
  • 10:45 – Fun Activity
  • 11:15 – Break
  • 11:30 – Session 3 - Hand Changes
  • 12:15 – Lunch
  • 1:00 – Session 4 – Stacking and Tablework
  • 1:45 – Break
  • 2:00 – Session 5 - Putting it to the Test (or “you be the judge”)
  • 2:35 – Break
  • 3:00 – YKC Crufts 2021 Qualifier
  • 4:30 – Day ends

Programme Two – Beginners

  • 8:30 – Registration
  • 9:00 – Session 1 – Walking on the Lead – Triangles and Straight Lines
  • 9:45 – Break
  • 10:00 – Session 2 – Triangles and Straight Lines Continued
  • 10:45 – Fun Activity
  • 11:15 – Break
  • 11:30 – Session 3 – Standing your Dog – Tables and Teeth
  • 12:15 – Lunch
  • 1:00 – Session 4 – Hand Changes
  • 1:45 – Break
  • 2:00 – Session 5 – Practice Show
  • 2:35 – Break
  • 3:00 – YKC Crufts 2021 Qualifier
  • 4:30 – Day ends

Qualifier Entry

To enter the Crufts 2021 qualifier click the link below (needs to be purchased in addition to the training day)

Closing Date for Entry:

Friday 31st January 2020

Venue

 

Need somewhere to stay?

If you’re looking for dog-friendly accommodation for your next show, we’ve got you covered. The Kennel Club have partnered up with cottages.com and Hoseasons to provide a no-fuss platform for booking dog-friendly holiday accommodation.