The Kennel Club Accredited Instructor Scheme (KCAI) will be
working in partnership again with Purina PRO PLAN at Crufts 2014 to
host the KCAI Career Zone for canine professionals and all who have
an interest in working with dogs.
New for 2014 is the 'BVNA Vet Engagement Area' in the Career
Zone, which will be hosted by the British Veterinary Nursing
The BVNA Vet Engagement Area will offer advice, resources and
education for those working or aspiring to work in the veterinary
nurse industry. There will be a range of lectures including 'What
you can learn from health and safety in a veterinary practice',
presented by Alison Clark, veterinary nurse and BVNA Congress
Dog trainers and canine behaviourists can look forward to
lectures including 'The Evolution of Dogs' with Professor Peter
Neville from COAPE, 'The Brain, Behaviour and Clicker
Training' with KCAI Vice Chairman and IABTC founder, Angela
Gundog training enthusiasts can hear popular gundog trainer and
public speaker Adrian Slater giving advice on setting up a gundog
training class, and training techniques from beginner through to
Dog Legislation Officer for the Association of Chief Police
Officers, Keith Evans will be offering a unique insight into dog
legislation; a vital subject for anyone who works with dogs.
Those who work as dog walkers will have the opportunity to hear
from dog walking access expert Stephen Jenkinson on the important
subject of 'Commercial Dog Walkers - adding value and reducing
conflict'. This talk will provide a useful insight into all issues
involved with commercial dog walking, highlighting the huge step
towards the first ever UK qualification in dog walking, which is
currently in development with the Kennel Club.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary commented: "The first KCAI
Career Zone in partnership with Purina PRO PLAN was a phenomenal
success at Crufts 2013, with positive feedback from delegates and
peers on the informative seminars and learning opportunities
"We look forward to building on this success and offering a wide
range of informative subjects for dog professionals, no matter what
their speciality may be."
Purina PRO PLAN will again work together with the KCAI scheme to
provide the very best advice and learning opportunities throughout
the show. Nutrition experts and veterinary professionals will be
providing scientific, unbiased lectures.
As well as the daily lectures, Purina PRO PLAN's vets and vet
nurses will be working as part of the KCAI Expert Panel to offer
canine professionals the very best nutritional advice on a
one-to-one basis. The Expert Panel will include some of the
UK's leading experts on all things to do with training, rescue and
canine charities, services and business.
Registration to attend the KCAI Career Zone is open to all
canine professionals. To complete the booking form for the
KCAI Career Zone in partnership with Purina PRO PLAN, please visit