Have you always wanted to work with dogs? If you love dogs and dogs love you, then working with them every day could be the career path for you.
We hold our popular ‘Careers with Dogs Day’ bi-annually giving 14-24 year olds, who are interested in working with dogs, the chance to attend talks and speak with professionals from a variety of canine fields including dog photography, canine grooming, dog wardens, dog charity work, animal shelters, vets and vet nurses.
The day is scheduled within the London school half term and details will be issued in the club magazine, Fetch, and on the website when a date for the next day has been confirmed.
The Kennel Club offers work experience to Young Kennel Club members and has so far provided work placements for over 30 members. The work experience scheme offers members the opportunity to gain experience in an office environment within their desired field of interest, gain basic administration skills, see how the Kennel Club runs on a daily basis and to make some good contacts for the future. Email firstname.lastname@example.org  for more information on future placements.
Our volunteers are hugely important to us and without their expertise we could not run our events, if you would like further information on helping or training at Young Kennel Club events please click here .
From time to time, YKC members are given exclusive tours around the canine organisations that we work with, enabling them to find out more about the canine organisations and learn how
the dogs are trained. We have visited Battersea Dog and Cats Home, Dogs for the Disabled and Hearing dogs for Deaf People so far and we have more visits planned for the future so keep a look out in our dog club magazine, Fetch, for updates.
“I took part in a Young Kennel Club Dog Photography talk by Paul Keevil and a month later he took me to the Discover Dogs show to be a press photographer for the Kennel Club. I also benefited greatly from the grooming and behaviour talks and am starting a distance learning course in both vocations. I would recommend anyone who is interested in working with dogs to take part in the Young Kennel Club careers day and I owe a lot to the people who helped me start my career”