A FLINTSHIRE girl and her dog have got off to a 'pawsome' start to the summer holidays by spending time at a doggie summer camp.

Savannah Weideman, 11, and her four-legged Falkor, a one-year-old Miniature American Shepherd, are currently spending a week at the Young Kennel Club (YKC) Summer Camp.

Savannah joined more than 60 other dog-loving children, all aged from 7 to 16 years old to train their dogs in canine activities including handling, agility, scent work, obedience and heelwork.

The annual camp is held from July 31 to August 5 at Rutland Showground in Oakham, Rutland.

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Savannah said: “My favourite thing about being in the YKC is getting involved in the training and being around lots of other people that also love dogs! I’m looking forward to all the different training sessions and parties this week at camp.”

Vanessa McAlpine, spokesperson for the YKC said: “Young Kennel Club Summer Camp is a highlight of the summer.

“With dog ownership sky-rocketing in the last few years, awareness of responsible ownership is more important than ever, and it is even more beneficial for this to start at a young age.

"Our YKC members are the future of the world of dogs and we expect to see many of them at Crufts in years to come!”