The Kennel Club Accredited Instructors Scheme (KCAI Scheme) recognises and promotes dog training instructors, who have undertaken to abide by the scheme’s code of practice which has the welfare, care and needs of the dog at heart.
The KCAI Trainer of the Year award recognises the outstanding talents of dog training instructors, who are members of the KCAI Scheme.
2017 KCAI Trainer of the Year public vote is now open!
Our judging panel has now selected five finalists to go forward to the public vote to decide who will win the 2017 KCAI Trainer of the Year title!
Who do you think deserves recognition as the 2017 KCAI Trainer of the Year?
Get to know the finalists by clicking through to find out a little more about why they should gain your vote.
Name: Kay Attwood
Region: Camberley, Surrey
Name: Barry Harris
Region: Wirral, Merseyside
Name: Denise Hubbard
Region: Middlewich, Cheshire
Name: Hilary Mears
Region: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Name: Corrine Kennedy
Region: Perth, Perthshire
Nominations for the finalists were based upon the following criteria:
Winner announced: Crufts 2018
The finalists have been invited to attend a ceremony to be held at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, on Saturday 10 March 2018. Here their contribution to dog training will be recognised and the winner of the 2017 KCAI Trainer of the Year award will be announced. As well receiving the title of KCAI Trainer of the Year, the winner will also receive a trophy, certificate and a £500 voucher for a dog-friendly holiday, courtesy of the KCAI Trainer of the Year sponsor, Hiscox UK, (Kennel Club Trainer Insurance provider).