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Kate and Gin through to final!

They say to never work with children or animals but YKC member and Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Kate Nicholas, is encouraging more young people to pair up with their canine companions after she and her dog made it through their semi final on Monday night.

Kate and GinKate and her Border Collie, Gin – described by judge Piers Morgan as the ‘most talented dog in the world’ – are real contenders to pinch the top spot on Saturday night’s final of the popular ITV show and win the opportunity to perform in front of HRH The Queen at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.

The dynamic duo have only been involved in Heelwork to Music for fifteen months, which goes to show that anybody and any dog, whatever its age or breed, can get involved with the activity.
And owner Kate says that she couldn’t have got to where she is today without nurturing her love for dogs from a young age, through the Young Kennel Club.

She said: “I have been working with dogs since I was 9 years old, when I joined the Young Kennel Club and it has helped me to develop a real rapport with them.

Heelwork to Music has always been the activity that Gin most enjoys and taking part in it has been great for my confidence too. I would recommend the activity to anybody and I think that being involved in the Young Kennel Club is a great way for young people to develop their skills and to see how rewarding and fun working with dogs can be.

"Winning Britain's Got Talent would be a wonderful achievement for Gin and me and I hope that, by seeing what we do, more people will discover the pleasure that working with dogs can bring."