Additional Accredited Trainers for Bloodhound trials needed for Judges' training programme

The Kennel Club is calling for anyone interested in becoming an Accredited Trainer for the judges’ training programme for Bloodhound trials 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.

The Kennel Club is now inviting applications from interested parties who would like to be considered for the position of Bloodhound Accredited Trainer. Any candidates interested in applying need to meet the following criteria:

  • Experience of handling a hound at trials.
  • Experience of judging Bloodhound trials.
  • Good presentation and teaching skills are essential.
  • Have attended and passed the exam for the Bloodhound Regulations and Judging Procedure seminar and Planning and Management Seminar.
  • A willingness to travel to deliver seminars.
  • Willing to embrace and contribute to the Kennel Club Academy.

Those interested should send their applications to the Working Dog Activities Team, The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, London W1J 8AB or via email by Friday 22nd June 2018.

Assessments for all applicants will take place on 10th July 2018 at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh. More information will be sent to those who apply.