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
Sarah Connatty 07946358960 Click here  Ashdon, Essex
Jill Clinch KCAI (CD) 07505 67342   Bedfordshire 
Rona Jill Tyson KCAI (GCDS CD) 01525 374531   Bedfordshire, LU7
Alan Cole KCAI (CD*) 01945 861136   Cambridge CB4
Jan Burrell  KCAI (CD) 01954 719588   Cambridgeshire, CB23
Claire Bloomfield KCAI (CD GCDS) 01992 619186   Essex, CM5
Joanne Nutkins  KCAI (CD) 07809 117912   Essex, CO15
Suzanne Olford KCAI (CD) 01702 876287 
07865 999794
Click here Essex, SS1
Sharon Alton KCAI (CD) 07557118080 Click here Norfolk and online
Kim Rogers KCAI (CD) 07593 875748
07886189490
Click here  Rayleigh, Essex 

Rebecca Keattch KCAI (CD)

07593 875748
Click here  Rayleigh, Essex
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 KCAI (CD* GCDS*) 01981 540331   Herefordshire, HR2
Clare Williams KCAI (RR* Ob CD) 07867 977382 Click here Hertfordshire, HP3
Christine Deakin KCAI (CD GCDS*)    

Staffordshire, ST18


Debbie Goodwin KCAI (CD)
07956 547769 Click here

 

David Deakin KCAI (CD GCDS)     Staffordshire, ST18
Emily Birch KCAI (CD) 07817 786379   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
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)

07342 158930

Click here West Midlands, DY4
Wendy Schilling KCAI (CD GCDS) 01217 784377 
07815 916795
Click here West Midlands, B13
Sally Rapson KCAI (CD) 01213 536204 
07837 229205
  West Midlands, B74
Sarah Roper KCAI (CD, R) 07841 843675 Click here Worcestershire WR10
Kaye Littlehales KCAI (CD GCDS) 07747 798092 Click here Worcestershire, WR11
Lisa Jackson KCAI (CD Beh) 01905 828398   Worcestershire, WR5
North East
Name and email Phone number Website Location
Mechelle Jacques KCAI (CD)

07776 308220

Click here County Durham
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 Dockerty 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

  Yorkshire, DN9
Amanda Robinson KCAI (CD)

07934326011

  Yorkshire, DN14 
Karen Jayne Butler KCAI (CD)

07961429549

  North Humberside
Hazel Shimmin  KCAI (CD)

07989 685395

click here Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15

 

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

Josie Jackson KCAI (CD)

01612 315721

  Cheshire
Christine Meaney KCAI (CD*, GCDS*) 07903 849204  

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) 1253 349110
07793 866698
Click here  Lancashire, FY4
Susan Brown  (CD*, GCDS)

01516 086323

  Merseyside
KCAI (CD)

07875 844130

Click here

Wirral 

 

 

 

 

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
Theresa McCormack-Gow KCAI (CD, GCDS) 07948 539794 click here Glasgow area
Cathy Proctor KCAI (CD) 07732 776727   Dunoon, Argyll. PA23 8JR
Corinne Kennedy KCAI (GCDS CD) 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
Susan Edwards KCAI (CD) 0131 4475066   Edinburgh
Kit Clow
KCAI (CD)
07715 977466   Dumfries and Galloway
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 
Caroline Heale KCAI (CD) 01252 447154 Click here Hampshire,GU12
Fiona Bird KCAI (CD) 07855 900003 Click here Hampshire
Tim Cooper
KCAI (CD)
07956465721 Click here Havant, Hampshire/West Sussex, South of England
Steina Jenkins
KCAI (CD)
07796 227849 Click here Banbury, Oxfordshire
Susan Taylor KCAI (CD) 01993 212677
07775 713657
Click here Oxfordshire, OX18
Rosemary Chase 07879 690408 Click here Portsmouth area
Alison Edwards KCAI (CD) 07796 777881   Surrey
Barbara Short KCAI (CD Ob* GCDS) 01883 347721
07713 711535
  Surrey
Sara Bridgeman 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   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 
Linda 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
Jo Crawford  
KCAI (CD)
07716 880783 Click here  East Sussex, Uckfield
April Fearn KCAI (CD) 07968 059699 
01304 830197
  Kent, Eythorne, Dover
Michael Mc Cann 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
Jacqueline Ruddock KCAI (CD) 07875641116 Click here  Kent
Sue Evans KCAI (CD*, GCDS) 02088 096762   London N4
Clare Grierson KCAI (CD) 07532 243153   North London
Louise Breton KCAI(CD)
07833 027529 Click here Richmond/Chiswick
Miranda Batterbee
KCAI (CD)
01234 697202 
07958 522732
Click here  West Sussex
Veronica Migliorini
KCAI (CD)
01243 827550   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)
Click here 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 Training scheme (GCDS)

East of England
Name and email Phone number Website Location
Rona Jill Tyson KCAI (GCDS CD) 01525 374531 Click here Bedfordshire, LU7 
Claire Bloomfield KCAI (CD GCDS) 01992 619186   Essex, CM5
Paul Goodman KCAI (GCDS) 0787 6648749 Click here Skeyton. Norfolk. NR10

 

Midlands
Name and email Phone number Website Location
Anne Weston KCAI (CD* GCDS*) 01981 540331    Herefordshire, HR2
David Deakin KCAI (CD GCDS)     Staffordshire, ST18
Christine Deakin KCAI (CD GCDS*)
  Staffordshire, ST18
Yvonne Kelsall KCAI (CD* GCDS*) 01782 515667 Click here Staffordshire, ST8
Wendy Schilling KCAI (CD GCDS)

01217 784377
07815 916795

Click here West Midlands, B13
Kaye Littlehales KCAI (CD GCDS) 07747 798092 Click here Worcestershire, WR11
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
North West
Name and email Phone number Website Location
David Campbell KCAI (Beh* CD* GCDS*) 01617 753051    Cheshire, M31
Christine Meaney KCAI (CD* GCDS*)

07903 849204

  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
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
Theresa McCormack-Gow KCAI (CD, GCDS) 07948 539794 Click here Glasgow area
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
  Surrey
Ann Cook KCAI (CD* Ob GCDS*) 01737 426902   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 Ob) 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
Valentina Wiles KCAI (GCDS)

KCAI (GCDS)

  Dover, Kent

 

South West
Name and email Phone number Website Location
Sarah Lindsey KCAI (CD* GCDS)
Click here 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  
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
KCAI (AD)
0116 233 5562
07932 433148
Leicestershire, LE1 Click here
Elizabeth Maitland KCAI (AD) 0116 233 5562
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
South Central
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Jamie Hrycak KCAI (AD*) 07732 541565
   

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
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
Donna Surtees KCAI (Ag) 07595204795 Durham, North East, England  Click here 
South East
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Joanne Loft KCAI (Ag)
West Sussex 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
Janet Jones KCAI (CD* Ob) 01743 860368 Shropshire, SY5  

 

 

North East
Name and email Phone number Location  Website
Angela White FELLOW KCAI (CD* Ob* Beh*) 01427 753918 Yorkshire, DN9  
South Central
Name and email Phone number Location  Website
Diane 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  
Barbara Short KCAI (CD Ob* GCDS) 01883 347721
07713 711535
Surrey  
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 Morgan (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  

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  

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) 07360 269150
Bedfordshire and Peterborough 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 Roper KCAI (CD R) 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 Louise Dugdale KCAI (RR*)  07882 157353 Surrey
South East
Name Phone number Location
Ali Fell KCAI (RR*) 07828 237489 East Sussex
South West
Name Phone number Location
Emma Davis KCAI (RR)    

 

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 (WG)

07747 533080

Heathfield, East Sussex

Click here
South West
Name and email Phone number Location Website
Val Brookes KCAI (WG)

07932159978

South Devon

Click here

 

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

Accredited in working trials training (WT)

South West
Name and email Phone number Location
Allyson Elizabeth 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