Celebrities Rosemary Conley CBE and Sharon Davies MBE back dog and human fitness event

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The Kennel Club’s seventh International Agility Festival, sponsored by Purina PRO PLAN, will welcome almost 2,500 dogs and their owners who will prove that they are bucking alarming trends of rising levels of pet and human obesity.

Rosemary Conley will be attending the festival on Friday morning to talk about the Kennel Club’s Get Fit with Fido Campaign, supported by Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness Clubs. Visitors can take away a Get Fit With Fido starter kit1, which includes a free membership voucher to Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness Clubs, a free sample of Lintbell’s Yumove dog joint supplement and information about interesting and exciting ways for people to exercise with their dogs.

There will also be a have a go ring for visitors who want to try out the sport for themselves, and a Companion Dog Show on Saturday 13th August, which will begin booking entries from 11am.

Sharron Davies, Olympic swimmer, said: “The Olympics is less than a year away and it is inspiring people to think about what they can do to get fit and lead a healthier lifestyle. Too many people find it difficult to find a sport that they find interesting and affordable but dog sports, such as agility, are a fantastic solution. They are suitable for all ages and abilities, cost little money and your dog will always be eager to get out and spur you on.”

Said Rosemary Conley: “Many people want to lead a healthier lifestyle and this must include both diet and exercise. It must also be sustainable and enjoyable otherwise you will fall back into old habits. Dog owners have the luxury that there are a wealth of sports and activities that they can have a great time doing with their dogs by their side. The festival is not only the best way to find out all about these sports but is also a really fun day out.”

Kelmarsh Hall is located in the Northamptonshire/Leicestershire countryside and is easily accessible from all parts of the country, being only a short distance from the M1/M6 and A14. For more information visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/agilityfestival