The Kennel Club is looking for people interested in becoming an
Obedience Accredited Trainer for the judges' training
The judges' training programme has been developed over a period
of time and follows the requirements already in place for those
involved in judging other canine activities.
It underlines the Kennel Club's commitment to maintaining and
improving the standard of judges and judging at official Kennel
Club licensed events and, in so doing, ensures the quality of dogs
and the value of awards they receive at these events.
As part of the training programme, the Kennel Club has a number
of Accredited Trainers for each discipline who are responsible for
delivering seminars and conducting the accompanying
examinations. All of the Accredited Trainers are established
judges of long standing, and have attended training and assessment
sessions prior to their appointment in order to prove their own
knowledge and competence in delivering the seminar syllabus.
We need a good geographical spread of trainers to ensure that each
area of the country is covered to minimise distances for those
We are now inviting applications from interested parties who
would like to be considered for the position of an Obedience
Accredited Trainer. Any candidates interested in applying
need to meet as many as possible of the following criteria:
- Qualified to judge Championship C level, to demonstrate judging
knowledge and experience at all levels.
- Knowledge of Class C as a competitor.
- Show management experience, so as to demonstrate knowledge of
the needs of societies when organising competitions.
- Good presentation and teaching skills are essential for the
- Have attended and passed the exam for the Obedience Regulations
and Judging Procedure seminar and attended the Test Design and
Practice of Judging Seminar.
- A willingness to travel to deliver seminars.
If you wish to speak to any of the existing judges trainers,
please do not hesitate to contact them; details can be found on the
Kennel Club website:
Those interested should send their applications to the Working
Dog Activities Team, The Kennel Club, 1-5 Clarges Street,
Piccadilly, London, W1J 8AB or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by
1st December 2014.