The Kennel Club is calling for anyone interested in becoming an
Obedience Accredited Trainer for the judges' training programme to
get in touch.
This 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 each seminar and conducting the examination. 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. There is 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, particularly in the South East and East Anglia
regions. Any candidates interested in applying need to meet
the following criteria:
1. Qualified to judge Championship C level, to
demonstrate judging knowledge and experience at all levels.
2. Knowledge of Class C as a competitor.
3. Show management experience, so as to
demonstrate knowledge of the needs of societies when organising
4. Good presentation and teaching skills are
essential for the role.
5. Have attended and passed the exam for the
Obedience Regulations and Judging Procedure seminar and attended
the Test Design and Practice of Judging Seminar.
6. A willingness to travel to deliver
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 31 October 2014.