Dog Days are here for Castle Park

The newly-established Kilkenny Dog Training Club will hold its official launch on Sunday, November 4 in Kilkenny Castle Park.

The newly-established Kilkenny Dog Training Club will hold its official launch on Sunday, November 4 in Kilkenny Castle Park.

A fun dog show and agility demonstrations by members of Carlow Dog Training will be the main events. 
The aim of both clubs is to promote dog ownership, whilst ensuring that owners become more aware of their dog’s needs, and to experience how much fun can be had with their pets.
The event will begin at 1.15 with an agility demonstration by trained dogs, followed by a fun dog show open to everyone at 1:50pm. There will be six main categories, including Waggiest Tail and Best Trick.

The winners of these six categories will go forward to the final category of ‘Best of Show’. Then there will be a final agility Demonstration at 3pm.
The entry fee for the fun dog show of €2 per dog per category or €5 for three categories.

Kilkenny Dog Training Club recently began obedience classes for beginners and advanced and puppy socialisation in the Scout’s Hall on the Bennettsbridge Road in Kilkenny.

The main aim of Kilkenny Dog Training is to educate and enhance awareness of people who own and have an interest in their canine companions.

In the classes, owners learn how to understand, help and control their dog – and more importantly, the dogs will get to socialise with other dogs and other people. It’s highly essential that dogs become socialised and the younger they are when it happens, the better it is for everyone.

Without socialisation, problems such as chasing cars/cats/anything that moves, pulling on a lead, jumping up on people, and so on can come to the fore. The main root of these problems are usually from fears and insecurities due to lack of socialisation but these can be dealt with, lessened or eliminated so everyone enjoys their walks and outings.

Kilkenny Dog Club Trainers are Billy O’Hara and Mary Dargan, who have plenty of experience in dealing with dog behavioural problems and training techniques. They firmly believe that all dogs are capable of being trained regardless of age or breed.

For further information on the official launch or on any aspect of training contact Billy O’Hara on 086-3207287 or Mary Dargan on 087-6702906.

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