Having attended a consultation meeting on regulations on 27th Sept 2019, we are even more confident that the basics of everything that attendees referred to is already in place, and can easily be developed further. The CAWC Code seems widely acknowledged but the RCDTBP, founded in 2010 to hold the registers of Signatories to it, seems to have been a little lost in the ether.
In implementing the Code, the RCDTBP inclusively provides all individuals with a structured profile to register and build knowledge and experience, and together with the public feedback facility offered, it aims to help ensure every practitioner meets, and continually develops to meet, the professional demands of the industry.
The RCDTBP works on positivity, and our processes identify those for what they ‘put in’ to the industry, the profiling provides criteria to both recognise expertise and help all to develop.
RCDTBP Update November 2019
The Registration Council has the responsibility to manage and hold the official register of Signatories to the CAWC Code of Practice
in regard to dogs. In doing so, it aims to unite all practitioners, service and course providers, related membership organisations
and charities; promote all efforts to advance animal welfare, and increase individual understanding of training, behaviour
and the canine-
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The Registration Council for Dog Training and Behaviour Practitioners (RCDTBP) was originally established in July 2010 following a series of meetings facilitated by the Companion Animal Welfare Council (CAWC) with the intention of providing regulation through an agreed Code of Practice for Dog Training and Behaviour Practitioners. CAWC had previously provided a report in July 2008 that identified the need for a framework that could protect the public from individuals making misleading claims or providing advice without sufficient knowledge and experience for the role. The role of RCDTBP was to provide regulations to hold and manage inclusive register(s) of Signatories to the Code. (see our ‘History’ page for more information)
The Council is an independent organisation being run by Practitioners that are Signatories to the Code. Obviously all have their own industry involvements and declared interests, yet all have worked hard behind the scenes, in consultation with many others at grass roots, to create a system that is fair to all. Our regulations support, implement and enforce the standards set by the Code, whilst helping to fulfil the Council three main aims to: advance animal welfare; benefit the public; and promote education and raise professional standards.
The Council appropriately registered in 2019 as ‘RCDTBP Community Interest Company’. It intends to steadily continue to move forward, inviting all canine training and behaviour practitioners, service and course providers, related organisations and interested parties to work together, to get involved, to actively contribute and finally to unite under the Code, which it was it was originally designed to do.
Current Directors: Sue Evans – Andy Tough – Susan Close
In consultation with Signatories, some being co-