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For the Love of Dogs

Barbara Sykes has organised For The Love of Dogs to encourage and enable everyone involved with dogs to get together and consider the future for dogs. You can find more details below, and this is a great opportunity for people representing many different areas of the dog world to exchange views.
Barbara Sykes is a Collie expert who has lived and worked with the breed all her life. She has written several books and publishes a magazine, Freedom of Spirit, on the breed, as well as competing at the highest level, and developing her own training philosophy, T.L.C - Thinking Like Canines. You can hear Barbara talking about her beloved Border Collies in Episode 71 of DogCast Radio and you can hear about the Sheepdog Experience that Barbara offers at her farm in Episode 119. For more information visit The Freedom of Spirit Trust for Border Collies website.
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How much freedom will we have to exercise them? Will they be banned from many of our favourite areas? Is micro chipping the best way forward? How should we deal with loose dogs on a walk? Is there enough information on dogs and the law? Is training getting too complicated? What can be done about indiscriminate breeding? How can we keep our dogs happy without a ten mile run every day? Dogs are in the pounds every week with their lives hanging in the balance while rescues are too full to take them in. Puppies and older dogs are being sold on the internet without any homes checks or references being produced.

We care enough to put this event on – please care enough to come and show your support
April 29th 2012 Cedric Ford pavilion Newark Showground

10.30am – 4pm

For The Love of Dogs
Hosted by
The Freedom of Spirit Trust (Charity No 1121598)
Presented by Barbara Sykes MCFBA MBIPDT
Guest speakers include the Trust’s Patron
Dame Ellen MacArthur DBE
Ellen is a lively and informative speaker and is no stranger to rescuing and rehabilitating an abused and frightened dog, she is actively involved in rescue and is passionate about the welfare and future of dogs.
Joining Ellen and Barbara, are representatives from the police, dog wardens and other establishments for discussions, questions and answers about training, breeding, rescue and the future of our dogs at this open forum style event for dog lovers from all walks of life; trainers, behaviourists, rescue & veterinary organisations, dog walkers, dog owners. Whether a professional or a pet owner this event is the opportunity for all dog lovers to unite for the future of our dogs. You don’t need to live with a dog to love them, or to be a part of this event.
This is the chance for you to have your say and help us to find answers!

Tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis with a suggested minimum donation of £12 (to cover the cost of the venue), so book early to avoid disappointment. To book please send your details (full name, address and contact number/email) including your cheque payable to FOSTBC to:
FOSTBC, Golcar Farm, Spring Lane, Eldwick, West Yorkshire. BD16 3AU
Or email for a booking form


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