List of accredited instructors

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Below is a list of The Kennel Club Accredited Instructors who have undergone assessment and are approved by us to carry out training within their specialist areas.

Finding the right instructor

This checklist can help you find the right dog training instructor to suit your needs.
  • Check that the instructor has the relevant and appropriate up-to-date knowledge, skills and experience in dog training instructing
  • Ask the instructor about the training methods they use, to check the methods are positive and motivational, and consistent with the principles of kindness, fairness and good welfare of dogs
  • Seek personal recommendations from friends or perhaps your local veterinary practice, and ask the instructor for client references
  • Check that the instructor has appropriate and valid insurance cover, e.g. public liability
  • Before you commit, attend a dog training session run by the instructor, so that you can observe how and what they teach, and how they communicate with their clients
  • Check that the instructor is registered with a body such as The Kennel Club Accredited Instructors scheme

Finding an accredited instructor near you

To find an accredited instructor in your area, browse our lists below by discipline and location.

Accredited in companion dog training (CD)

East of England
Name and email Phone number Website Location
Jill Clinch KCAI (CD) 07505 67342   Bedfordshire 

Rona Tyson KCAI (GCDS CD)

01525 374531   Bedfordshire, LU7
Alan Cole KCAI (CD*) 01945 861136   Cambridge CB4
Jan Burrell KCAI (CD) 01954 719588   Cambridgeshire, CB23
Sarah Connatty KCAI (CD) 01799 584373
07946 358960
Click here Essex, CB10
Claire Bloomfield KCAI (CD GCDS) 01992 619186   Essex, CM5
Joanne Nutkins KCAI (CD) 07809 117912   Essex, CO15

Jo Crawford KCAI (CD)

07768 766 854

Click here

Uckfield, East Sussex

Suzanne Olford KCAI (CD) 01702 876287 
07865 999794
Click here Essex, SS1
Annie Clayton KCAI (HTM* CD*) 01449 737624   Suffolk IP14,
Sue Hollobone KCAI (CD Ag) 01394 410051 Click here Suffolk, IP12
Midlands
Name and email Phone number Website Location
Anne Weston-Mace KCAI (CD* GCDS*) 01981 540331   Herefordshire, HR2
Clare Williams KCAI (RR* Ob CD) 07867 977382 Click here Hertfordshire, HP3

Dave Deakin KCAI (CD GCDS*)

01785 780096

 

Staffordshire, ST18

Emily Birch KCAI (CD) 07817 786379 Click here Nottinghamshire, NG25

Fiona Henderson KCAI (CD)

07738 934020

 

Birmingham

Beverley Smith KCAI (CD) 01158 598477 
07742 950980
Click here Nottinghamshire, NG5
Marie Holt KCAI (CD) 01159 130096
07940 155221
Click here Nottinghamshire, NG6

Mary Butterfield KCAI (CD*)

07816 372466

 

Staffordshire

Elizabeth Beaumont KCAI (CD) 07773 710819 
01584 823402
  Shropshire
Janet Jones KCAI (CD* Ob) 01743 860368   Shropshire, SY5
Karen Landon KCAI (CD) 01538 703568 Click here Staffordshire
Katie Sherratt KCAI (CD) -   Staffordshire, ST17
Dave Deakin KCAI (CD GCDS*) 01785 780096    Staffordshire, ST18
Yvonne Kelsall KCAI (CD* GCDS*) 01782 515667 Click here Staffordshire, ST8
Kate Wilkes KCAI (CD) 01543 676729
07816 658808
  Staffordshire, WS15
Lillie Abbott KCAI (CD)

07904 947 971

Click here West Midlands
Wendy Schilling KCAI (CD) 01217 784377 
07815 916795
Click here West Midlands, B13
Sally Rapson KCAI (CD) 01213 536204 
07837 229205
  West Midlands, B74
Sarah Bartlett KCAI (CD, R) 01386 861489 
07841 843675
Click here Worcestershire WR10
Kaye Littlehales KCAI (CD GCDS) 07747 798092 Click here Worcestershire, WR10
Lisa Jackson KCAI (CD Beh) 01905 828398   Worcestershire, WR5
North East
Name and email Phone number Website Location
Mechelle Jacques KCAI (CD)

07776 308220

  County Durham
Sally Sayers KCAI (CD) 01325 718085
07881 246880
Click here County Durham, DL10
Helen Harper KCAI (CD AD) 07715 277161 Click here East Yorkshire
Marion Justice KCAI (CD) 07775 836385 Click here East Yorkshire   
Wanda Sooby KCAI (CD* GCDS) 01724 762317   Lincolnshire DN21
Elizabeth Dockerly 01529 302520
07544 541373
Click here Lincolnshire, NG34
Jane Hanshaw KCAI (CD* Beh*) 07900 186117   North Yorkshire
Philippa Williams KCAI (CD* WG* FT) 07831 817309 Click here North Yorkshire
Caroline Penistone KCAI (CD WG* GCDS) 01609 748861 Click here North Yorkshire DL7
Joanne Jackman KCAI (CD) 07984 349188 Click here South Yorkshire, S71
Sue McCabe KCAI (CD*) 07725 053482 Click here Tyne & Wear, NE5
Richard Edge KCAI (CD) 07590 406651 Click here West Yorkshire
Christine Redfearn KCAI (CD) 01924 474580 
07850 886601
  West Yorkshire, WF17
Angela White FELLOW KCAI (CD* Ob* Beh*)

01427 753918
07950 012395

Click here Yorkshire, DN9
North West
Name and email Phone number Website Location

David Campbell KCAI (Beh* CD* GCDS*)

01617 753051

 

Cheshire M31

Denise Hubbard KCAI (CD)

01606 832815

 

Cheshire, CW10

Hazel Hulme KCAI (CD)

01616 652175
07814 782890

 

Lancashire, Saddleworth/Oldham, OL4

Hazel Shimmin KCAI (CD)

07989 685395

Click here

Cheshire, Stockport SK6

Josie Jackson KCAI (CD)

01612 315721

 

Cheshire

Christine Meaney KCAI (CD*, GCDS*)

01617 757484

 

Cheshire M31/WA3

Karen Taylor KCAI (CD)

07713 096608

 

Cheshire, Hyde

John Rowland KCAI (CD)

01614 306508
07547 588271

Click here

Greater Manchester

Tracey Doggett KCAI (CD)

01457 875741

  Lancashire
Lorraine Thomas (CD, GCDS)

07973 285132

Click here

Lancashire, OL13

Lynne Wagstaff KCAI (CD GCDS)

01253 349110
07793 866698

Click here

Lancashire, FY4

Susan Brown (CD*, GCDS)

01516 086323

 

Merseyside

Rachel Fisher KCAI (CD)

07875 844130

Click here

Merseyside, CH45

Northern Ireland
Name and email Phone number Website Location
Carol Clark KCAI (CD* Beh) 07482 775526 Click here County Down, Northern Ireland
Overseas
Name and email Location
Shirin Merchant KCAI (CD* Beh*) India
Scotland
Name and email Phone number Website Location
Frances Murtaugh KCAI (CD) 01542 880431   Aberdeenshire and Morayshire
Lynne McEwan KCAI (CD) 01294 850461   Ayrshire, KA13
Martha Brindley KCAI (CD, GCDS) 01505 850532 
07749 899178
  East Ayrshire KA3
Sam Perkins KCAI (CD GCDS) 07922 430047   Fife
William Anderson KCAI (CD, GCDS) 01592 581581    Fife
Cathy Proctor KCAI (CD) 07732 776727   Glasgow G46
Corinne Kennedy KCAI (GCDS CD) 01738 639490 
07738 677935
Click here Perth,  PH1
John Hood KCAI (CD)

01315 297943 
01316 605769
07484 124198

  Midlothian, EH19
Sandra Boe KCAI (CD) 01382 360266 Click here Scotland
Lynn Aitchison KCAI (CD) 01316 691108   Scotland
South Central
Name and email Phone number Website Location
Lorraine Gibbons KCAI (CD) 01753 572192
07966 168396
Click here Berkshire SL2
Carole West KCAI (CD* GCDS* Ob) 01428 723572   Hampshire, GU30
Gina Pink KCAI (CD* HTM* Ob) 01420 257125 (before 9pm) Click here Hampshire, GU35
Juanita Rogers KCAI (CD) 02393 116806 Click here Hampshire, PO6
Russell Becque KCAI (CD* Beh* Ob*) 02392 370909 Click here Hampshire, PO6 
Kate Hurcombe KCAI (CD) 07790 614091 Click here Hampshire, SO41
Caroline Heale KCAI (CD) 01252 447154 Click here Hampshire,GU12
Fiona Bird KCAI (CD) 07855 900003   Hampshire
Steina Jenkins KCAI (CD) Click here Oxfordshire, Banbury
Susan Taylor KCAI (CD) 01993 212677
07775 713657
Click here Oxfordshire, OX18
Alison Edwards KCAI (CD) 07796 777881   Surrey
Barbara Short KCAI (CD Ob* GCDS) 01883 347721
07713 711535
  Surrey
Sara Ward KCAI (CD) 07504 925341 Click here Surrey, GU6 
Pauline Scholey KCAI (CD) 01483 222600   Surrey, KT10 & KT11
Carolyn Menteith KCAI (CD*) Click here Surrey, KT14   
Jane Wood KCAI (CD* Ob*) 01372 273054   Surrey, KT18
Ann Cook KCAI (CD* Ob GCDS*) 01737 246902 Click here Surrey, RH2
South East
Name and email Phone number Website Location
Linda Dewey KCAI (CD* GCDS) 01273 241008 Click here East Sussex
Diane Jones KCAI (CD, NC/HTM)  01435 830265 Click here East Sussex
Lin Edmonds KCAI (CD) 01825 830270
07921 152806
  East Sussex, Mayfield, TN20
Marianne Van Gils KCAI (CD GCDS Ob) 01424 774089
07790 465184
  East Sussex, TN33 
April Fearn KCAI (CD) 07968 059699 
01304 830197
  Kent, Eythorne, Dover
Michael McCann KCAI (CD) 07496 013382 Click here Kent, Gillingham
Janet Tandy KCAI (CD) 01622 842209  Click here Kent, ME17
Susan Coulstock KCAI (CD)

07542 727326

 

Kent (Folkestone)

Jenny Harknett KCAI (CD Ob) 01959 509177 
07801 349826
  Kent, TN16
Sarah Wilson KCAI (CD) 07795 336889 Click here Kent, TN4
Sue Evans KCAI (CD*, GCDS) 02088 096762   London N4
Clare Grierson KCAI (CD) 07532 243153   Middlesex
Miranda Batterbee KCAI (CD) 01234 697202 
07958 522732
Click here West Sussex
Veronica Migliorini KCAI (CD) 01243 789273 Click here West Sussex
Di Morgan KCAI (CD* Ob GCDS*)   West Sussex  
Susan Weller KCAI (CD) 01243 830768   West Sussex, PO21
Marina Viney KCAI (CD)   West Sussex, Pulborough
South West
Name and email Phone number Website Location
Lesley Young KCAI (CD Ag) 07958 010401 Click here Devon
Nicola Folland KCAI (CD) 07880 596432 Click here Devon, EX4
Jane Mallett KCAI (CD) 07948 664155 Click here Dorset, DT6
Estelle Vickery KCAI (CD) 01452 690492
07796 965321
Click here Gloucestershire, GL2
Sarah Lindsey KCAI (CD* GCDS) 01934 750059
07817 163754
  Somerset, BS26
Wales
Name and email Phone number Location
Margaret Crombie KCAI (CD GCDS)  01286 660672 Gwynedd, LL54
Margaret Booth KCAI (CD* HTM* GCDS R) 01407 720057 Gwynedd, LL65

Accredited in Good Citizen Dog Scheme (GCDS)

East of England
Name and email Phone number Website Location
Rona Tyson KCAI (GCDS CD) 01525 374531 Click here Bedfordshire, LU7 
Tessa Halling KCAI (GCDS) 07922 430372 Click here Bedfordshire, MK41
Claire Bloomfield KCAI (CD GCDS) 01992 619186   Essex, CM5
Midlands
Name and email Phone number Website Location
Anne Weston-Mace KCAI (CD* GCDS*) 01981 540331    Herefordshire, HR2
Dave and Christine Deakin KCAI (CD GCDS*) 01785 780096   Staffordshire, ST18
Yvonne Kelsall KCAI (CD* GCDS*) 01782 515667 Click here Staffordshire, ST8
Wendy Schilling KCAI (GCDS)

01217 784377
07815 916795

Click here West Midlands, B13
Kaye Littlehales KCAI (CD GCDS) 07747 798092 Click here Worcestershire, WR10
North East
Name and email Phone number Website Location
Wanda Sooby KCAI (CD* GCDS) 01724 762317   Lincolnshire, DN21
Caroline Penistone KCAI (CD WG* GCDS) 01609 748861 Click here North Yorkshire, DL7

Caroline Penistone KCAI (CD WG* GCDS)

01609 748861 Click here

North Yorkshire, DL7

North West
Name and email Phone number Website Location
David Campbell KCAI (Beh* CD* GCDS*) 01617 753051    Cheshire, M31
Christine Meaney KCAI (CD* GCDS*) 01617 757484   Cheshire, M31 & WA3
Lynne Wagstaff KCAI (CD GCDS) 01253 349110
07793 866698
Click here Lancashire, FY4
Susan Brown KCAI (CD* GCDS) 01516 086323   Merseyside
Lorraine Thomas (CD, GCDS) 07973 285132 Click here Lancashire, OL13
Northern Ireland
Name and email Phone number Location
Rachel Cooper KCAI (GCDS) 02879 651979
07855 474414
Email Rachel Cooper
County Antrim, BT41
Scotland
Name and email Phone number Website Location
Martha Brindley KCAI (CD GCDS) 01505 850532
07749 899178
  East Ayrshire, KA3
Corinne Kennedy KCAI (GCDS CD) 01738 639490
07738 677935
Click here Perth, PH1
Sam Perkins KCAI (CD GCDS) 07922 430047   Fife
William Anderson KCAI (CD, GCDS)  01592 581581    Fife
South Central
Name and email Phone number Website Location
Carole West KCAI (CD* GCDS* Ob)  01428 723572   Hampshire, GU30
Barbara Short KCAI (CD Ob* GCDS) 01883 347721
07713 711535
Click here Surrey
Ann Cook KCAI (CD* Ob GCDS*) 01737 426902 Click here Surrey, RH2
South East
Name and email Phone number Website Location
Linda Dewey KCAI (CD* GCDS) 01273 241008 Click here East Sussex
Marianne Van Gils KCAI (CD GCDS) 01424 774089
07790 465184
  East Sussex, TN33
Sue Evans KCAI (CD* GCDS) 02088 096762   London, N4
Di Morgan KCAI (CD* Ob GCDS*)   West Sussex
Susan Jillett KCAI (GCDS)

01903 505268
07774 563200

  West Sussex, BN12
South West
Name and email Phone number Location
Sarah Lindsey KCAI (CD* GCDS) 01934 750059
07817 163754
Somerset, BS26
Wales
Name and email Phone number Location
Margaret Crombie KCAI (CD) (GCDS)  01286 660672 Gwynedd, LL54
Margaret Booth KCAI (CD* HTM* GCDS R) 01407 720057 Gwynedd, LL65

Accredited in behavioural training (Beh)

East of England
Name and email Phone number Location
Wendy Kruger KCAI (RR* Beh) 03003 039333 Cambridgeshire, PE28
Midlands
Name and email Phone number Location
Lisa Jackson KCAI (CD Beh) 01905 828398 Worcestershire, WR5
North East
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Jane Hanshaw KCAI (CD* Beh*) 07900 186117 North Yorkshire  
Angela White FELLOW KCAI (CD* Ob* Beh*) 01427 753918 Yorkshire, DN9 Click here
North West
Name Phone number Location
David Campbell KCAI (Beh* CD* GCDS*) 01617 753051 Cheshire, M31
Northern Ireland
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Carol Clark KCAI (CD* Beh) 07809 385116 County Down Click here
South Central
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Russell Becque KCAI (CD* Beh* Ob*) 02392 370909 Hampshire, PO6  Click here
Overseas
Name and email Location
Shirin Merchant KCAI (CD* Beh*) India

Accredited in assistance dogs (AD) 

Midlands
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Elizabeth Maitland KCAI (AD) 01162 623946
07932 433148
Leicestershire, LE1 Click here
North West
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Andrew Preston KCAI (AD) 07796 444321 Cheshire, CW12 3LN   Click here
North East
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Helen Harper (KCAI CD AD) 07715 277161 East Yorkshire Click here

Accredited in competitive agility training (Ag)

East of England
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Christina Williams PhD KCAI (Ag*) 01603 872818
07765 458201
Norfolk NR16 2LP Click here
Sue Hollobone KCAI (CD Ag) 01394 410051 Suffolk IP12 Click here
Midlands
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Steve Croxford KCAI (Ag Specialist) 07787 556575 Leicestershire LE103AP Click here
North East
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Sarah Kitching KCAI (Ag) 07881 813347 County Durham, SR8 Click here
Lucy Parkin KCAI (Ag) North East Click here
South Central
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Jules Clapham KCAI (Ag) 01189 810765
07769 731232
Berkshire, RG19 Click here
Iain Lewis KCAI (Ag* Rc) 01494 524341
07801 364824
Buckinghamshire, HP10 Click here
South West
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Lesley Young KCAI (CD Ag) 07958 010401 Devon Click here

Accredited in competitive obedience (Ob)

Midlands
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Clare Williams KCAI (RR*,Ob,CD) 07867 977382 Hertfordshire, HP3 Click here
North East
Name and email Phone number Location  Website
Angela White FELLOW KCAI (CD* Ob* Beh*) 01427 753918 Yorkshire, DN9 Click here
South Central
Name and email Phone number Location  Website
Di Martin KCAI (Ob*) 01344 645741
07941 523853
Berkshire Click here
Russell Becque KCAI (CD* Beh* Ob*) 02392 370909 Hampshire, PO6  Click here
Gina Pink KCAI (CD* HTM* Ob) 01420 257125 (before 9pm) Hampshire GU35 Click here
Jane Wood KCAI (CD* Ob*) 01372 273054 Surrey KT17  
Ann Cook  KCAI (CD* Ob GCDS*) 01737 246902 Surrey RH2 Click here
Barbara Short KCAI (CD Ob* GCDS) 01883 347721
07713 711535
Surrey Click here
South East
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Jenny Harknett KCAI (CD, Ob) 01959 509177
07801 349826
Kent, TN16 Click here
Marianne Van Gils KCAI (CD GCDS Ob) 01424 774089
07790 465184
East Sussex, TN33  
Di Martin KCAI (CD* Ob GCDS*) West Sussex    
Scotland
Name and email Phone number Location  Website
Ellen Herries KCAI (Ob) - Dumfriesshire  
Francis Herron KCAI (Ob) 01355 678778
07397 239727
Lanarkshire, G75 Click here

Accredited in field trials (FT)

North East
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Philippa Williams KCAI (CD* WG* FT) 07831 817309 North Yorkshire,YO41 1XU Click here

Accredited in heelwork to music training (HTM)

East of England
Name and email Phone number Location  Website
Annie Clayton KCAI (HTM* CD*) 01449 737624 Suffolk, IP14  
South Central
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Gina Pink KCAI (CD* HTM* Ob) 01420 257125 (before 9pm) Hampshire, GU35 Click here
South East
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Louise Ince KCAI (HTM*) 01322 668955
07956 989707
Kent, Longfield DA3 (other areas available - please contact for more information) Click here
South West
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Virginia Richardson KCAI (HTM*) 07767 350952 Wiltshire, BA15  
Wales
Name and email Phone number Location  Website
Margaret Booth KCAI (CD* HTM* GCDS R) 01407 720057 Gwynedd, LL65  

Accredited in non-competitive activities

East of England
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Gary Gregory KCAI (NC/Ag) 07512 933282 Bedfordshire, LU6 Click here
South East
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Diane Jones KCAI (CD NC/HTM) 01435 830265  East Sussex Click here
South West
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Ruth Waters KCAI (NC/Ag) 07771 995042
01305 854252
Dorset, DT2 Click here
Scotland
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Melanie Duncan KCAI (NC/Ag)

07880 590703

Wigtownshire

 

Accredited in rally training (R)

Midlands
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Rachel Bradley KCAI (R) 01527 591519
07887 646867
West Midlands, B48 Click here
Sarah Bartlett KCAI (CD R) 01386 861489
07841 843675
Worcestershire, WR10 Click here
North West
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Julie Barrett KCAI (R*) 01253 292223 Lancashire, Blackpool Click here
Wales
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Margaret Booth KCAI (CD* HTM* GCDS R) 01407 720057 Gwynedd, LL65  

Accredited in rescue and rehoming (RR)

East of England
Name and email Phone number Location
Wendy Kruger KCAI (RR* Beh) 03003 039333 Cambridgeshire, PE28
Midlands
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Clare Williams KCAI (RR*Ob CD) 07867 977382 Hertfordshire, HP3 Click here
South Central
Name and email Phone number Location
Jenny Brown KCAI (RR*)  07882 157353 Surrey
South East
Name Phone number Location
Ali Fell KCAI (RR*) 07828 237489 East Sussex

Accredited in ringcraft (Rc)

South Central
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Iain Lewis KCAI (Ag* Rc) 01494 524341
07801 364824
Buckinghamshire, HP10 Click here

Accredited in working gundog training (WG)

North East
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Caroline Penistone KCAI (CD WG* GCDS) 01609 748861 North Yorkshire, DL7 Click here
Ryan Kay KCAI (WG*) 01904 701040
07812 679563
North Yorkshire, YO23 Click here
Philippa Williams KCAI (CD* WG* FT) 07831 817309 North Yorkshire, YO41 1XU Click here
South East
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Tania Stapley KCAI (WG*) 01424 892076

Sussex, TN33

 

Judy Hempstead KCAI (CD)

07747 533080

Heathfield, East Sussex

Click here
Wales
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Anthea Lawrence KCAI (WG*) 01938 558854
Powys, SY21 Click here

Accredited in working trials training (WT)

South West
Name and email Phone number Location
Allyson Tohme KCAI (WT*) 01249 812699
07748 112168
Wiltshire
Wales
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Gail Gwesyn-Pryce (WT)   01686 688920 Powys, SY17 Click here