The Kennel Club will be holding its Kennel Club Accredited Instructor (KCAI) Awards at Crufts 2020 and is asking for nominations for two awards, the Kennel Club Accredited Instructor of the Year award, modelled on the previous Trainer of the Year Award, and a new award, the Kennel Club Accredited Instructor Scheme Significant Contribution award.
The Kennel Club Accredited Instructor of the Year award acknowledges and celebrates Kennel Club Accredited Instructors and aims to recognise the outstanding talents of instructors who have shown enormous commitment in making a difference for dogs and their owners. Nominations are now open and judges will be looking for nominees who have gone that extra mile to help owners to make a positive difference to the behaviour of their dogs.
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Kathryn Mansfield, Kennel Club Secretary said: “We are excited to be holding these two awards at Crufts next year and look forward to receiving nominations. The purpose of the KCAI scheme is to provide dog owners with a wide and accessible choice of dog training instructors and behaviourists with proven specialist knowledge, skills and experience, and by holding these awards we aim to create greater awareness of the importance of the scheme and recognise the brilliant dog training instructors involved with it.”
Dog owners are asked to nominate any instructors whom they believe should be awarded either the Kennel Club Accredited Instructor of the Year award, or the KCAI Scheme Significant Contribution award. The deadline for nominations is 20 December 2019. The winners will be decided by a panel of judges and will be invited to attend a ceremony at Crufts 2020 on 8 March where they will receive their awards.
If you are a dog training instructor or behaviourist and would like to join the KCAI Scheme, please visit the Kennel Club website.