The Kennel Club has announced its seminar programme for this year’s Discover Dogs show, covering a range of topical dog issues relevant to both experienced dog owners or potential puppy buyers.
Discover Dogs, London’s biggest dog event, takes place at Earls Court on the weekend of 10th and 11th November, and gives visitors the opportunity to meet and find out all about around 200 dog breeds and aims to educate and inform visitors about the benefits of dog ownership.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Communications Director, said: “Discover Dogs is a fun event that showcases dogs of all breeds. It is also educational and the free seminars, sponsored by Royal Canin, give visitors the opportunity to get first-hand advice from dog experts on a variety of issues that they can put into practice with their own dogs. Visitors will also hear inspirational stories highlighting the special bond between dogs and their owners, including the incredible story of Sergeant Dave Heyhoe and Treo who protected our troops on the front line.”
Seminar places are free to anybody who has Discover Dogs tickets and seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Topics to be covered include:
- How to improve the relationship you have with your dog - Carolyn Menteith, dog trainer and behaviourist, talks about how to improve your relationship with your dog using training and games.
- What to look for when buying a puppy – Bill Lambert, Health and Breeder Services Manager at the Kennel Club, will guide visitors through the process of buying a puppy to help ensure that they buy the right breed for them and from a responsible breeder. The talk will give visitors all of the necessary information and expert advice available to help them find the right dog.
- Sergeant Dave Heyhoe and his Labrador-Spaniel cross, Treo, will tell the incredible story of their bond and the crucial role they played on the front line of war as one of the British Army's foremost Arms Explosives Search Dog teams.
- Needs of the ageing dog - ‘Maturity Matters’ – Vikki Haydon of Royal Canin will talk about how the age of our pet population is slowly creeping up and how and when the needs of these senior citizens change and what nutritional support they will need.
- Reiki for dogs - Rob Fellows will be giving a talk on Reiki for dogs including practical demonstrations and providing information on the benefits of using Reiki on our canine companions including pain reduction.
- Tellington TTouch – Sarah Fisher will talk about the Tellington TTouch technique and how this can help to address many behavioural and health problems including noise sensitivity, separation anxiety and hyperactivity in dogs.
Discover Dogs has a host of competitions and activities in store for visitors, including Scruffts, Crufts Factor and the Companion Dog Club Competition, as well as displays including rescue dog agility. There will be over 100 trade stands selling just about everything you can think of for your dog.
Discover Dogs takes place on 10th and 11th November at Earls Court. For a full seminar programme visit www.discoverdogs.org.uk/seminars and for tickets please visit www.discoverdogs.org.uk/ticket-office.
1st November 2012
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Tickets are available to buy now from: http://www.discoverdogs.org.uk/ticket-office or call 0844 581 1381.
2012 Advance Ticket Prices:
• Adult day ticket - £11.00 (+ 95 booking fee)
• Concessions (children aged 12-15, students on production of a Student Union card, registered disabled + 1 carer, OAPs) day ticket - £8.00 (+ 70p booking fee)
Transaction fee - £1.90
2012 On The Door Ticket Prices:
• Adult day ticket - £15.00
• Concessions day tickets - £11.00
N.B Children under 12 GO FREE to Discover Dogs
Please note that Discover Dogs is a busy, stimulating environment that might prove stressful to pet dogs not accustomed to such events. Please leave your dogs at home as there are no crèche facilities.
The Kennel Club
The Kennel Club is the largest organisation in the UK devoted to dog health, welfare and training. Its objective is to ensure that dogs live healthy, happy lives with responsible owners.
It runs the country’s largest registration database for both pedigree and crossbreed dogs and the Petlog database, which is the UK’s largest reunification service for microchipped animals. The Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme is the only scheme in the UK that monitors and sets standards for breeders, in order to protect the welfare of puppies and breeding bitches. It also runs the UK’s largest dog training programme, the Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme and licenses shows and clubs across a wide range of activities, which help dog owners to bond and enjoy life with their dogs. The Kennel Club runs the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, and the Discover Dogs event at Earls Court, London, which is a fun family day out that educates people about how to buy responsibly and care for their dog.
The Kennel Club invests in welfare campaigns, dog training and education programmes and the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, which supports research into dog diseases and dog welfare charities, including Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisations that re-home dogs throughout the UK. The Kennel Club jointly runs health screening schemes with the British Veterinary Association and through the Charitable Trust, funds the Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the Animal Health Trust, which is at the forefront of pioneering research into dog health.