The Kennel Club proudly announced the reaccreditation of its Accredited Instructors scheme by City & Guilds for the seventh consecutive year, reflecting its commitment to maintaining superior standards in dog training and behaviourists.

The scheme aims to ensure dog owners have access to highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals who offer quality training services and advice.

The purpose of The Kennel Club Accredited Instructors is to establish a comprehensive network of dog training instructors and behaviourists with proven expertise, skills, and experience. Recognised as the first and only scheme for these professionals, it has secured programme accreditation from City & Guilds, a globally-recognised hallmark of quality.

Kennel Club Accredited Instructors Scheme Impact on Canine Care

Helen Kerfoot, the Kennel Club’s Chief Operations Officer, highlighted the scheme’s significant role in elevating dog training standards and enhancing the lives of dogs and their owners. She said: “By assessing its members against a robust standard set by The Kennel Club, the scheme has been able to provide a wide and accessible choice of dog training instructors who offer quality services and advice to the dog owning public.”

David Phillips, MD City & Guilds, expressed delight in reaccrediting the scheme. He said, “The scheme is now in its 7th year, showing The Kennel Club’s commitment to training and those undertaking it. This scheme plays an important part in ensuring that the instructors that The Kennel Club accredit are the very best in their field and stay at the cutting edge of canine care. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with The Kennel Club in the future.”

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