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The KCAI Career Zone: Working With Dogs

Are you a canine professional or are you interested in working with dogs?  The KCAI Career Zone in Partnership with PRO PLAN is back for its third year, courtesy of the Kennel Club Accredited Instructor Scheme (KCAI) & PRO PLAN - it’s dedicated to people like you! 

The KCAI Career Zone in Partnership with PRO PLAN is the central hub for canine professionals and all those who work or volunteer with dogs.  As part of KCAI and PRO PLAN’s commitment to dog trainers and all those who work with dogs, the Career Zone has been designed to offer you the very best advice and information and provides a variety of features. 

Once again the main focus is on a large lecture theatre that showcases a series of informative professional development seminars, delivered by industry luminaries and covering an extensive range of subjects on a variety of levels that everybody who works with dogs can benefit from.   

In 2015 we are proud to present Keynote Speaker Professor Daniel Mills BVSc PhD FHEA CBiol FSBiol CCAB Dip ECAWBM MRCVS, who will be discussing ‘An Insight Into The Role of Pain in Problem Behaviour’.

You can find a full timetable of the seminars below, so if you are involved in dogs, why not come and register your interest with us by clicking here ?

By selecting to attend these seminars, you agree to a non-attendance fee:

Visitors that do not attend a selected seminar are liable to pay a non-attendance fee of £10 + VAT per seminar after the event. Entry into each session will be monitored by entrance scanners to verify attendance.

Please note: If you are no longer able to attend a seminar, you must notify our admin team 24hrs before the session by emailing Any cancellations after this time may be liable for 100% of the non-attendance fee.

There is a maximum attendance requirement of four lectures over the course of the four day event however we appreciate that some delegates may wish to attend more.  If you would like to request more lectures please contact the Kennel Club Office on 01296 318 540 ext. 321 or email

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Nigel Edwards

Two great days spent at CRUFTS, with a good proportion of that spent at the KCAI pod. Thanks to the speakers for the really good presentations that I was able to book and attend.(to many to list) thank you too,to all the KCAI Staff that worked so hard and made it possible.

Sophie Vann

I have just left the KCAI stand and everyone looks exhausted! Today has been fantastic. All 3 speakers that I saw today were sensational! Thankyou so much for the organisation. B modules here I come !

Sarah Bridgeman

Thank you to all the team, the speakers and mentors. Came away from Crufts with lots of ideas and off to get started on my modules. Well done everyone!

Lisa Harris

Great event...gets better every year! Thanks to must be are totally worth it!

Sue Baines

Had three days at KCAI, and enjoyed all my lectures. And it was great to meet my mentor Chirstine Meaney. Also met Angela White,had a good talk,All KCAI staff where very helpfull.I am now reading Angela book Dog Training Instructors Manual and have found it very useful,and will be a great help for my portfolio,and the running of my classes. Once again thank you all at KCAI.

Mandy Vearncombe

Great seminars at Crufts .....thanks KCAI staff

"A massive thanks to all the KCAI team, what hard work you have all put in and all for the benefit of us KCAI members. It was great to finally put faces to the names, great lectures & met lots of interesting people and dogs again a very big thank to all the KCAI team for all your hard work and time. (Michael McCann)"