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Regulating the industry is still a practitioner-led call as a solution to help raise standards of service to the public. As anyone can set-up overnight and call themselves a trainer or behaviourist, the industry remains divided and confusing to all searching for advice, whether an owner, learner, or provider. Sadly all continues to be held back by the lack of structure and any required registration through government legislation.


 The RCDTBP is a not-for-profit ‘Community Interest Company’ simply aiming to inclusively unite all practitioners and all related organisations as Signatories to the only single nationally-agreed professional code of practice (CAWC Code 2010).


The RCDTBP works on positivity, founded in 2010 to hold the registers of Signatories to the Code, in moving forward has incorporated a structured profiling system to identify all individuals for what they ‘put in’ to the industry. Together with a public feedback facility on services received, it aims to help ensure every practitioner meets, and continually develops to meet, the professional demands of the industry.



RCDTBP Update November 2023

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Important Downloads


Canine ServicesClick to download Canine Services Document


Individual Signatories

Click to download Individual Signatories Document


Related Organisations

Click to download Related Organisations Document


Code of PracticeClick to download Code of Practice


Policy DocumentClick to download Policy Document

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-human relationship, whilst monitoring services to benefit and protect the public.


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The RCDTBP welcomes application from any individual in good standing with an interest in the canine world, and in particular, those involved in teaching and advising others, whether experienced, studying, in training, or building their experience to do so.


Please ensure you have read the CAWC Code of Practice, the various Information pages and the Council's Policy Document before pressing the 'Apply' button below to confirm your understanding. Please note that being listed as a Signatory is not a 'qualification' nor is it a 'membership', it is the formal registering of your personal commitment to animal welfare and good standards of canine training and behaviour advice through adherence to the CAWC Code and all that it entails.


You will be directed to the payment page. Individual Registration fee is £25 (valid for three years) and must be paid in full. Once payment has been processed by our Paypal account, you will be directed back to our ‘Thank You’ page, with further instructions. Occasionally this does not happen, so please ‘contact us’ with your name, payment details and a brief introduction to your background.


Your name and location will be added to the website with your Registration ID. You will be permitted to use the statement "(your name) is a RCDTBP Signatory to the CAWC Code", provided it is not used in a way that is likely to mislead the public, and when used on websites a direct link is provided to the 'Information for the Public' page. To complete the registration process you will be required to create an account and build a professional profile of experience and knowledge etc.


Please note that the RCDTBP will not sell or give your personal details to any third parties without seeking your permission unless we are legally instructed to do so under UK law. If you experience any problems with the application or payment process, please contact us.