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ACCREDITED TRAINERS FOR RALLY NEEDED FOR JUDGES’ TRAINING PROGRAM

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Posted by KC Press Release, in General



The Kennel Club is calling for anyone interested in becoming a Rally Accredited Trainer for the judges’ training programme to get in touch.

This judges’ training programme has been developed over a period of time and follows the requirements already in place for those involved in judging other canine activities. It underlines the Kennel Club’s commitment to maintaining and improving the standard of judges and judging at official Kennel Club licensed events and, in so doing, ensures the quality of dogs and the value of awards they receive at these events.

As part of the training programme, the Kennel Club has a number of Accredited Trainers for each discipline, who are responsible for delivering each seminar and conducting the examination. All of the Accredited Trainers are established judges of long standing and have attended training and assessment sessions prior to their appointment in order to prove their own knowledge and competence in delivering the seminar syllabus. There is a good geographical spread of trainers to ensure that each area of the country is covered to minimise distances for those attending seminars.

The Kennel Club is now inviting applications from interested parties who would like to be considered for the position of Rally Accredited Trainer. Any candidates interested in applying need to meet the following criteria:

  • Three or more years of regular judging experience.
  • Be eligible to judge Level 6.
  • Good presentation and teaching skills are essential.
  • Have attended and passed the exam for the Rally Regulations and Judging Procedure seminar and attended the Practical Seminar.
  • A willingness to travel to deliver seminars.

Those interested should send their applications to the Working Dog Activities Team, The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, London W1J 8AB or via email to rally@thekennelclub.org.uk by Friday 22nd June 2018.

Assessments for all applicants will take place on 10th July 2018 at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh. More information will be sent to those who apply.

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CHANGES TO RALLY REGULATIONS

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Posted by KC Press Release, in General



The Kennel Club has recently approved changes to the regulations for obedience, agility, working trials, heelwork to music, rally and flyball.

With effect from 1st January 2019, the following regulations have been amended to encourage clubs to give careful consideration to circumstances before withdrawing a judging contract, and to ensure that they had a clear rationale for doing so.

Amendment to Regulation G34.b

TO:

…You should note that we reserve the right to cancel the contract before the date of the appointment if there is a change in your circumstances, which in our reasonable opinion would adversely affect your ability to fulfil the appointment. Clubs may cancel a judging appointment where there is clear evidence that the judge’s ability to fulfil the appointment has been adversely affected, or in consultation with the judge.

(Insertion underlined.)

Amendment to Regulation H18.b

TO:

…You should note that we reserve the right to cancel the contract before the date of the appointment if there is a change in your circumstances, which in our reasonable opinion would adversely affect your ability to fulfil the appointment. Clubs may cancel a judging appointment where there is clear evidence that the judge’s ability to fulfil the appointment has been adversely affected, or in consultation with the judge.

(Insertion underlined.)

Amendment to Regulation I27.a

TO:

…You should note that we reserve the right to cancel the contract before the date of the appointment if there is a change in your circumstances, which in our reasonable opinion would adversely affect your ability to fulfil the appointment. Clubs may cancel a judging appointment where there is clear evidence that the judge’s ability to fulfil the appointment has been adversely affected, or in consultation with the judge.

(Insertion underlined.)

Amendment to Regulation L17.b

TO:

…You should note that we reserve the right to cancel the contract before the date of the appointment if there is a change in your circumstances, which in our reasonable opinion would adversely affect your ability to fulfil the appointment. Clubs may cancel a judging appointment where there is clear evidence that the judge’s ability to fulfil the appointment has been adversely affected, or in consultation with the judge.

(Insertion underlined.)

Amendment to Regulation S20.b

TO:

…You should note that we reserve the right to cancel the contract before the date of the appointment if there is a change in your circumstances, which in our reasonable opinion would adversely affect your ability to fulfil the appointment. Clubs may cancel a judging appointment where there is clear evidence that the judge’s ability to fulfil the appointment has been adversely affected, or in consultation with the judge.

(Insertion underlined.)

Amendment to Regulation V18.b

TO:

…You should note that we reserve the right to cancel the contract before the date of the appointment if there is a change in your circumstances, which in our reasonable opinion would adversely affect your ability to fulfil the appointment. Clubs may cancel a judging appointment where there is clear evidence that the judge’s ability to fulfil the appointment has been adversely affected, or in consultation with the judge.

(Insertion underlined.)

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Midlands Consultation Meeting

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - Posted by Julia Bodsworth, in General, Working Party

YOUR OPINION MATTERS.

There will be a review of the 2018 regulation changes and an over view of the consultation paper for the proposed 2019 changes to KC Rally

At:- Nuneaton Dog Training Club

Old Hinckley Road

Nuneaton

CV10 0AA

On:- Saturday 24th March. 10.00am 2.00pm

Cost:- £10.00

Rachel Bradley, a member of the working party, will give a review of the consultation paper for the proposed 2019 changes which includes changes to:-

Rally Levels. Rally Signs. Performance. Scoring guidelines. Test Design. Judges Qualifications. Event Management.

We have until 17th April 2018 to submit any questions, queries or consultation responses to the working party, so come along and get the facts about things that will have an impact on our sport.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.

To book a place either fill in the slip below & send it, along with your payment (cheques made payable to Nuneaton Dog Training Club), To:4 Sycamore Road, Kingsbury, B78 2JE or send an e-mail to juliabsuzuki@hotmail.com & pay via PayPal using the same e-mail address.

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YOUNG HANDLERS AT KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOWS

Friday, December 15, 2017 - Posted by KC Press Release, in General



Following a recent proposal made by the Show Executive Committee (SEC), the Kennel Club Board has agreed that, in line with its child protection policy, the following wording be added to all dog show schedules and entry forms, with effect from 1st January 2018:

‘Children under the age of 11 are the responsibility of and must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian’.

In introducing this new measure, the SEC was of the opinion that, by adding the above statement to the entry form and schedule, it will be clear that the parent or guardian would be responsible if the child was unable to control the dog being exhibited. However, the SEC was also of the view that it would remain the responsibility of the show society to ensure that it provided a safe environment for all people attending its show.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “The Kennel Club is keen that people attending any events run under its jurisdiction have a good time and feel safe. In relation to young handlers, it is very important that their parent or guardian takes responsibility for ensuring that any child under the age of 11 is in full control of any dog they are entrusted to handle. This new wording makes it abundantly clear that parents and guardians have their role to play when attending such events.”

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Rally Regulations & Judging Procedure

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - Posted by Julia Bodsworth, in General

Rally Regulations & Judging Procedure

Presentation & multiple choice assessment.

Hosted by

Nuneaton DTC

Suitable for people wanting to judge,existing judges & competitors wanting an insight into the S Regs

 

Presented by KC Accredited Judges Trainer

Claire Coughlan-Khan

DATE:-      Saturday 20th May 2017

VENUE:-  Nuneaton Dog Training club

Old Hinckley Road Nuneaton CV10 0AA.

http://ndtc.org.uk/findus.htm

COST:-                 £20.00

(includes all relevant paperwork, assessment & KC Rules & Regs booklet)

TIME:-  9.30 for 10.00 start - 4.30(approx)

 

 

The requirements of a Rally Judge will be covered in this presentation with detailed explainations of the Kennel Club Regulations (S).

The presentation will be followed by a multiple choice assessment which is a requirement for all new Rally Judges.

PLEASE NOTE: All new judges are also required to attend a 'KC Test design and practical

judging seminar'. If there is sufficient interest this can be planned for a later date.

 

 

To book your place on this seminar please send you payment and contact detals to:- Julia Bodsworth, 4 Sycamore Road, Kingsbury, Tamworth, B78 2JE

Cheques made payable to J.Bodsworth

 

 

Rally Regulations and Judging procedure. Saturday 20th May 2017

 

 

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PLEASE NOTE:- Hot & cold drinks, & light refreshements (cake/biscuits) will be available all day, but please bring your own lunch. (There is a KFC & chip shop very near by)

 

Any questions contact Julia on 07976587098

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RALLY COMPETITION MANAGEMENT SEMINAR

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - Posted by KC Press Release, in General

The Kennel Club is offering a management seminar for those who would like to learn how to organise and manage competitions in rally, on Saturday 29th April 2017 at Chieveley Village Hall, Chieveley, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8TE.

The seminar will cover all aspects of administration, planning, health and safety, and venue selection, and will be led by Rachel Bradley who is a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer for rally and a member of the Rally Working Party. Rachel is the Rally Section Head at Leamington DTC and organises its two annual competitions which are among the largest in the country.  She has also organised rally competitions for the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club of UK and the Ladies Kennel Association.

The Kennel Club is encouraging anyone connected with rally, in particular administration and organisation, to attend to make sure that they are up to date with Kennel Club best practice when organising events. The seminar will provide an excellent opportunity for delegates to learn from each other's experience. 

Tickets cost £35, which includes lunch and light refreshments during the day, and places can be reserved through the Kennel Club’s online shop. The deadline to apply is 3rd April 2017.

For more information, please visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/activities/rally/rally-competition-management-seminar/

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KC Rally Workshops - Available for Booking

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - Posted by Claire Coughlan-Khan, in General

Monday 14th November – Levels 1 and 2
All breeds welcome
10am until 4pm
This workshop will include a mixture of individual and group training, learning all appropriate signs , opportunity to work Rally courses with realistic scoring, fault correction, understanding the scoring system and what the judge is looking for.

Workshops will take place at a hall in Exhall, Coventry
(venue details will be given after booking)

Each day will start at 10am and finish at 4pm
Workshops to be delivered by KC Rally Accredited Judges' Trainer
Claire Coughlan - Khan

Cost: £25 per handler, £5 for an extra dog

Light refreshments will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch.

Limited spaces available, so book now!

For further information and to book, please contact Claire at
thornabbey@hotmail.com or on 07482 658 258

>Click here for booking flyer<
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CHANGES TO RALLY REGULATIONS

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - Posted by KC Press Release, in General

The General Committee has recently approved a number of changes to rally regulations, the Kennel Club has announced.

With effect from 1st January 2017, the following amendments to the regulations have been made:

Amendment to Regulation S(A)3

The following amendment is made in order to slow down the progression of dogs by only being able to gain an award in one level at a time.

Regulation S(A)3. Titles

(Only the highest Level title achieved should be used after the dog’s name. The title is designated as ‘RL1’, ‘RL2’, ‘RL3’, ‘RL4’, ‘RL5’, or ‘RL6’ and appears after the dog’s name).

Level 1 Title

Requires three qualifying scores of 170 or better, earned under three different judges at Level 1, or at Level 2 while eligible for Level 1

Level 2 Title

Requires three qualifying scores of 170 or better, earned under three different judges at Level 2, or at Level 3 while eligible for Level 2.

Level 3 Title

Requires three qualifying scores of 170 or better, earned under three different judges at Level 3, or at Level 4 while eligible for Level 3.

Level 4 Title

Requires three qualifying scores of 170 or better, earned under three different judges at Level 4, or at Level 5 while eligible for Level 4

Level 5 Title

Requires three qualifying scores of 170 or better, earned under three different judges at Level 5, or at Level 6 while eligible for Level 5.

Level 6 Title

Requires three qualifying scores of 170 or better, earned under three different judges at Level 6.

Transitional provision – a dog which has achieved a Level 2 or a Level 3 Title before 1st January 2014 (under the previous definitions) shall be entitled to the designation RL3 or RL5 respectively on and after 1st January 2014.

(Deletions struck through.)

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Learn more about the Management of Rally Competitions

Monday, October 3, 2016 - Posted by KC Press Release, in General

The Kennel Club is offering two event management seminars in November 2016 and January 2017 in order for people to learn how to organise and manage competitions in rally and agility. The two seminars will cover all aspects of administration, planning, health and safety, and venue selection when organising competitions in the respective disciplines.

The Rally Competition Management Seminar will be held on Sunday 6th November 2016 at the Excel Dog Training Centre in West Calder, West Lothian. The competition management seminar is a great way to learn more about the management of rally competitions and is open to all. 

The seminar will be led by Rachel Bradley who is a Kennel Club Accredited Judges Trainer for rally and a member of the Rally Working Party. Rachel is the Rally Section Head at Leamington DTC and organises their two annual competitions which are amongst the largest in the country.  She has also organised rally competitions for the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club of UK and the Ladies Kennel Association.

The second seminar is the Agility Show Management Seminar which will be held on Sunday 29th January 2017 at the Kennel Club Building in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

The seminar will be led by Graham Partridge who has over 20 years of experience in organising shows. He is a Kennel Club Accredited Judges Trainer, Championship and FCI judge, former Kennel Club International Agility Team Manager and is involved in organising the Kennel Club International Agility Festival and Kernow Agility Club Easter show each year.

The management seminars are open to all, but the Kennel Club is encouraging anyone connected with either of these disciplines within administration and organisation to attend to make sure that they are up to date with the Kennel Club Best Practice when organising events.

The seminars will provide an excellent opportunity for delegates to learn from each other's experience. 

The cost for each seminar is £35, which includes lunch and light refreshments during the day, and places can be reserved through the Kennel Club’s online shop. The deadline to apply for the rally seminar is 26th October.

For more information on applying to the rally seminar, please visit www.thekennelclubshop.org.uk/products/rally-competition-management-seminar. Information and the application for the agility similar can be found at www.thekennelclubshop.org.uk/products/agility-show-management-seminar.

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CHANGE TO RALLY RULES AND REGULATIONS

Friday, July 1, 2016 - Posted by KC Press Release, in General



The General Committee has recently approved an amendment to the rally regulations, the Kennel Club has announced.

The amendment highlighted below was deferred for 12 months and will now come into effect on 1st January 2017:

Amendment to Regulation S17.f

As entries increase for rally shows, show organisers have been finding it more difficult to accommodate those judges wishing to split their time between judging and competing on the same day. Additionally, the working party considered that, as entries are increasing and the judges’ pool expands, not competing and judging on the same day will help prevent the conflict of interest which might arise.

The wording of the regulation allows for the partner of a judge to work a co-owned dog at the same level being judged by the co-owner, but not in the part of a class being judged by the co-owner. A competitor may ask to be put in a part of a class that their partner is not judging. However, show organisers may specify that the entries would be returned where an entry had been made by the partner of a judge where the class had not been split.

Regulation S17.f

To:

Judges at a Rally competition may enter a class they are not judging, provided it does not conflict with their judging assignment. However, host associations will not interrupt or delay any class to accommodate judges must not enter for competition a dog which is recorded in their sole ownership, or handle a dog, at the Competition at which they are judging. A dog recorded in part ownership with the Judge may be entered for competition in any part of a class other than the part which the judge is judging.

(Deletion struck through. Insertion underlined)

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