It’s back  - 24th June 2017 sees the return of the Malpeet K9 Biathlon with Malpeet K9 Academy!

3.5 miles of challenging obstacles and obedience tests give you and your daring dog a chance to get outside, test your skills, and see if you and your canine challenger can claim the Malpeet K9 Biathlon title!

In many ways, though, everyone’s a winner here; participants spend a fun, challenging day with their dog, and NewLink Wales receives funds to help our work – so the people whose lives we help improve benefit, too.

Last year, a whole canine cavalcade of people and their dogs took part – and we're hoping for even more with in 2017.

The event is hosted by Malpeet K9 Academy, one of the world’s top canine training academies, established in 2008 by MD Simon Mallin.  As one of only a few companies within the UK licensed to possess controlled substances for the use of training detection dogs, Malpeet K9 Academy has earned an enviable reputation as one of the UK’s leading training providers. 

"Seeing the way NewLink Wales turn lives around gave me motivation"

‘Malpeet K9 Biathlon is one of the only events of its kind in the UK and is suitable for all types of dogs, regardless of age or size of the dogs (or their owners),’ says Simon. 

 ‘I chose NewLink Wales, a local charity tackling wellbeing issues including substance misuse, as my Charity Partner because my background in the military has given me an insight into the reasons people turn to drugs and alcohol.

‘As a training provider, Malpeet not only teaches the techniques of detecting illegal substances but also the psychology of substance misusers.  Trainees are taught to keep a professional but friendly manner in a conflict situation, which is a vital skill for drug detection dog handlers.  We believe this can only be achieved by educating our trainees about the reality of substance misuse.

‘I’d always wanted to organise a K9 Biathlon. Working alongside this fantastic charity, seeing the way they turn lives around, gave me the motivation to do it, not only for myself but to raise money for this great cause!’

How can me (and my dog) take part?

You can register for the event via our website – just click here to view the event, and book. The cost is £35*, and it’s open to all breeds of dog, and all levels of fitness for both the canine challengers and their owners. Please be aware the course may be steep or slippery in places and can be quite physically demanding.

We hope to see you at the starting line!

Advertising opportunities: sponsorship, programme advert spaces and stalls are available. If you'd like the chance to advertise alongside this very exciting and popular event, get in touch with Sue (see below) to discuss.

Find out more about Malpeet K9 Academy:

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*£35 cost, of which £20 is a non-refundable deposit. Cancellations made before Friday 26th May will receive a £15 refund.


SUE.OBRIEN@NEWLINKWALES.ORG.UK
029 2052 9002