I noticed a while back that a fellow Young Kennel Club (YKC) Member Lisa Moir was applying for the HSBC Bank Student Bursary Competition to study Journalism in Edinburgh. HSBC asks, “How would £10,000 help you achieve your potential?”. Her goal was what really sparked my interest, it was to tackle the ever increasing negative press and issues surrounding ‘Dangerous Dogs’.
As some of my readers may already know I have written a number of articles on my experiences with Dog Law and I’d like to say that I have a fair bit of knowledge in the area, no doubt I have opinions about it but I try and behave and keep from voicing them!
Speaking to her the other day we both agreed that there is just not enough knowledge out there on dog legislations, especially in the dog industry where people work and interact with them on a daily basis. She hopes to write more about it in future with the potential to blog and get involved in social media. I’m a huge supporter of young bloggers out there that want to engage in these issues so I offered her to write a guest blog in my ‘Guest Blogs’ section.
Check out her guest blog HERE along with her campaign video and don’t forget to vote!
June was indeed a busy month for me. However, busy for me is a great thing because I feel in my element when I’m busy and productive, there was no doubt that I felt busy and productive when I was working for Trevor Cooper with DogLaw LTD. People have been asking me what I did while I was there, what was my role? My role was to be his Personal Assistant and Organiser for his seminars, making sure everything is prepared so both Trevor and the attendees were happy so all Trevor had to do was focus on his talk when he walked in.
How it started…
I was approached by Trevor Cooper a few months back, knowing I was looking for work and experience in the area, Trevor gave me a opportunity to work with him during the summer. Having attended 3 of his previous seminars before, actually being given the opportunity to work with him blew me away to put it mildly! I was given a huge list of seminars he was preparing, sponsored by Petlog for the next coming months including those in Herne Bay to Stoneleigh and Harrogate. These seminars were a range of talks for dog clubs and dog owners, to dog specialists in various industries in the dog world. I think the big problem people may have is to assume that these law seminars would be a boring, endless lecture on legislation, actually it’s quite the opposite.
Wow. Not posting a single blog in 3 weeks, I think I’ve been getting withdrawal symptoms! However, I’ve had good reason; I think I could comfortably say its been the busiest couple of weeks of my life.
First I’ve been working with Dog Law Specialist Trevor Cooper the past few weeks. He has constructed a series of seminars sponsored by Petlog from Milton Keynes to Harrogate. These talks are more suited for dog professionals from dog wardens, police officers, dog behaviourists, vets, RSPCA, Blue Cross and various other rescue organisations. The seminars consist of the updates in legislation that are currently being discussed. Mainly involving the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 (DDA), Dog Control Notices, Microchipping and Breeding Regulations.
Might I add that he is also doing a series of Dog Club seminars throughout the next coming months. Will post more information about them soon, meanwhile if you are interested, feel free to drop a email!
Next I’ve been helping out with the Windsor Championship Show (27th – 30th June).
I’ve been co-opted onto the committee 2 years ago and so far it’s been going well! We’ve received a total of 10,456 entries to the show, so you can imagine how busy it must of been. Often regarded as the ‘Summer Crufts’ I’m glad to say it was a huge success so keep an eye out for my run-down on that to come.