The Kennel Club Training Board has issued new directives to
enable Accredited Trainers and show organisers to better plan their
In December 2014, the Training Board discussed the duration and
practicality of seminars being held on the same day, and considered
the comments from the 2014 Annual Accredited Trainers Seminar.
The Requirements of a Dog Show Judge seminar and Ring Stewarding
seminar were noted to be full day seminars, and therefore these
seminars should not be held on the same day for the same
It was suggested that club shows were an ideal environment to
carry out the Points of the Dog Assessments, and Accredited
Trainers are advised to stagger the times to ensure that delegates
do not have to wait around unnecessarily.
The Board confirmed that it is recommended that delegates should
sit the Points of the Dog Assessmentbeforeattending the
Conformation and Movement Seminar. Accredited Trainers and
organisers are advised that it is preferable that these are not
both held on the same day, except in exceptional circumstances.
Points of the Dog sessions can be held as standalone events, or
alternatively as short sessions for a select number of delegates
following the Ring Stewarding seminar only.
The Board confirmed that the office had the authority to refuse
applications for seminars to be held on the same day where
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