Benefits of KCAI Scheme Membership

Members of the KCAI Scheme are able to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Being part of the UK’s leading membership scheme for dog training instructors and canine behaviourists, the objectives of which are to raise the standards of dog training across the UK and to promote responsible dog ownership to the public.
  • Having the opportunity to gain a nationally-recognised, vocational accreditation based on a robust standard set by the Kennel Club.
  • Being able to gain recognition of your knowledge, skills and experience as a dog training instructor.
  • Having the opportunity to achieve accreditation with the Kennel Club Accredited Instructors Scheme, the first and only scheme for dog training instructors that has achieved programme accreditation from City & Guilds, a globally recognised benchmark of quality.
  • Having the opportunity, once you become an Accredited Instructor, to promote your services to the public through the Kennel Club’s online register which attracts thousands of visitors each month.
  • Demonstrating to your clients that you have undertaken to abide by the scheme’s code of practice  and that you are committed to promoting and using suitable and motivational methods consistent with principles of kindness, fairness and good welfare of dogs.
  • Having access to a wealth of Kennel Club expertise and resources, including the Kennel Club Academy, an online educational resource for canine professionals.
  • Access to the KCAI Scheme Members Zone (a secure web portal for scheme members), where you will find all of the information and documentation you need to apply for accreditation.
  • Discount offers for Kennel Club events including Crufts.
  • 10% discount on membership joining fee for trainers involved with Kennel Club Registered or Listed Status Clubs.

Regular copies of The Standard, a publication for scheme members, which contains news, stories, advice, information and features on  canine-related topics


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