Ely schoolgirl Laila joins animal lovers from across the country for a week of dog training

15:25 04 August 2014

Laila Wells and Dexter

Laila Wells and Dexter

Leanne Graham

Young dog-enthusiast Laila Wells and her four legged best friends Dexter and Teddy have started their summer holidays with a week of activities at the Young Kennel Club summer camp.

Nine year old Laila, 9, of Ely joined 67 other children from across the UK, to train their dogs in handling, agility, flyball, obedience, the Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme and heelwork to music at the annual summer camp.

Laila started taking part in dog activities when she was given her dog Dexter. She said: “I really liked going to the camp for the first time and doing agility training. I enjoyed having fun with my dogs and making some new friends.”

The venue, Forest Oak Farm in Gloucestershire, was transformed for a week as the young dog lovers had fun whilst learning skills with their dogs and keeping them both healthy and active.

Gerald King, Chairman of the Young Kennel Club, said: “The annual camp is an important event in the development of young people. It encourages attendees to try different canine activities. The key is to enable everyone to work as a team and develop their skills and build self-confidence. With eight million dogs in the UK, it is the Kennel Club’s mission to encourage young people to develop a sense of responsibility in dog ownership from a young age.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 22:02
Steve Barcay is proud of his 'treat me local' campaign but is it now facing its toughest challenge?

An NHS whistle blower has revealed to NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay confidential documents suggesting decisions have already been made to close minor injuries units at Doddington, Wisbech and Ely.

10:00
Ely & District Parkinson's UK Support Group secretary, Jenny Lowles presents former head gardener of Anglesey Abbey, Richard Ayers, with a donation towards the Church Funds.

Ely and District Parkinson’s UK Support Group was given the insight of one of the county’s top gardeners when they visited his home and gardens recently.

09:45
Soham Pavilion.

Soham Town Council has appointed the contractors which will oversee the refurbishment of the town’s pavilion.

08:00
Manea Gala 2015.  Picture: Steve Williams.

The bunting is up and the final preparations are well underway for the 61st Manea Gala, which takes place next Saturday.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up