Bedford teen enjoys canine summer camp with her fur-ever friends

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A dog lover from Bedford together with her canine companions – Cavalier King Charles Spaniels’ Dixie and Milly – kicked off their summer holidays in style.

Leah Chadwick took part in a week of pawsome activities at the Young Kennel Club (YKC) Summer Camp.

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Leah Chadwick and Dixie (Picture: Eleanor Riley and The Kennel Club)Leah Chadwick and Dixie (Picture: Eleanor Riley and The Kennel Club)
Leah Chadwick and Dixie (Picture: Eleanor Riley and The Kennel Club)

The 13-year-old had a paws-itively wonderful time, joining more than 70 other seven to 16-years-olds – all with a shared love of dogs – for the camp in Oakham, Rutland.

Campers had a ball, getting the chance to train their pooches in handling, agility, scent work, obedience and heelwork to music.

Leah said: “My favourite thing about being in the YKC is the experiences and opportunities we have.”

Helen Kerfoot, from the YKC, said: “We look forward to YKC Summer Camp every summer, it’s a real highlight of the year. We were delighted to welcome so many of our members – including Leah, Dixie and Milly – who enjoyed a busy and varied week of fun and games, as well as plenty of opportunities to train and compete alongside each other.

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“Equipping youngsters with the knowledge and awareness of what it means to be a responsible dog owner is so important – especially at a young age.

"And not only does camp offer that, but the skills, knowledge and friendships that are created here can last a lifetime and are so important at encouraging the next generation into the wonderful world of dogs.”

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