Young dog trainer takes star billing

Megan Young with Shadow (left) and Tyler.
Megan Young with Shadow (left) and Tyler.

A NORTH Northumberland dog-training star will appear at the Fenton Spring Fair on Sunday, which is also raising money for charity.

Megan Young, from Milfield, will appear at the event – taking place at the Fenton Centre, Wooler – with her border collie Shadow and rescue dog Tyler, both of whom have competed at Crufts.

The 17-year-old began training dogs at a young age, and has been competing in dog agility with Shadow for four years.

During this time, she became ill and had to undergo three emergency operations.

Despite this, she has gone on to gain various achievements, including the Young Kennel Club Agility Dog of the Year title in 2012.

She also holds the Scottish Junior Agility Dog of the Year title, has helped break a Guinness World Record for the longest human dog tunnel and runs her own agility training classes.

In addition to Megan’s demonstrations and have-a-go agility stall, there will be a craft fair, bouncy castles, pony rides, face-painting, mini-golf course, toughest man/woman competition, chainsaw demonstrations, maypole dancing and much more.

The Fair is raising money for HospiceCare North Northumberland.

The charity is the main provider of palliative care in north Northumberland, delivering care and support to adults who have life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease and other conditions, as well as giving support to their families and carers.

Gates for the fair open at 10am and the event runs until 4pm.

Tickets are priced at £5 for adults, £2.50 for concessions and £12.50 for a family ticket. A group discount is also available.

For more information, visit www.fentoncentre.com or contact 01668 216216. Visit www.hospicecare-nn.org.uk for more about HospiceCare North Northumberland.