KCAI Scheme Develops New Accreditation Module In Companion Dog Sport

The Kennel Club Accredited Instructor scheme (KCAI) continues to raise and set standards of dog training and advice in the UK with the recent introduction of the latest accreditation module in Companion Dog (CD) Sport.

This new qualification is aimed at instructors holding classes for pet owners who enjoy activities such as agility or gundog work but do not necessarily want to prepare for competition.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: "Fun 'pet' agility is soaring in popularity as the activity, which we regulate, continues to attract more competitors, dogs and media attention than ever before.  The KCAI Companion Dog Sport module provides another national quality mark and recognised standard to work towards, ensuring that Accredited Instructors can offer a safe, knowledgeable and professional service for pet owners."

Accreditation in Companion Dog Sport requires sufficient understanding of dogs in general, the teaching of good control and safe methodology in a way that is in the dog and owner's best interests, and will give instructors further opportunities to promote the positive benefits of dog training to the wider public. 

For more information on KCAI Accreditation, please contact Clare Hitchcox on 0844 463 3980 ext 321 or email clare.hitchcox@thekennelclub.org.uk.

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