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Kennel Club Seeks Obedience Accredited Trainers For Judge Training Programme

03 November 2014    16:00

The Kennel Club is looking for people interested in becoming an Obedience Accredited Trainer for the judges' training programme.

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 attending seminars.

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 role.
  • 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:'-education/obedience-show-judges'-training/training-seminars-for-obedience-judges/kennel-club-accredited-obedience-judges-presenters/.

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: by 1st December 2014.


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