The Kennel Club is inviting applications from interested parties who would like to be considered to measure agility dogs. This opportunity has arisen following the recent re-accreditation of agility measurers and may be of interest to judges, show managers or those closely involved with the running of agility shows.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and agree to undergo training. The accreditation will be for a three year period after which re-accreditation will be required. Successful applicants should also be aware that they will be required to purchase their own set of measuring equipment, including hoops and a microchip reader, and undertake a minimum of two measuring sessions per year with at least 20 dogs being measured during each year.
When considering this role, please be aware that it is essential that applicants are able to demonstrate that they have good verbal and written communication skills and have experience of giving adverse feedback. Examples will be required in the application.
The ‘Kennel Club Code of Best Practice for Measuring Agility Dog Heights’ can be found on the Kennel Club website here.
Those interested in applying should send their details to firstname.lastname@example.org or to WDA Team, The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London W1J 8AB. The deadline for applications is 18th August 2016.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “Just as with all canine activities, agility relies heavily upon volunteers to ensure the smooth running of events. Anyone who feels that they have the skills and commitment to become an agility measurer is encouraged to apply.”