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The CAWC Code is not just a piece of paper, it is a personal commitment to the standards set by it. In implementing the Code, the Council has provided professional profiling and public feedback facilities, to meet future and professional demands. The Registration Council is not a business, it is a not-for-profit organisation run on a voluntary basis, and registered as ‘RCDTBP Community Interest Company’ number 11941540

All individual practitioners are influential in the education of the public, and as such, we (practitioners) need to unite and offer mutual support and guidance to help ensure everyone provides most appropriate service in the best way possible. Having attended a recent consultation meeting on licensing and responsible ownership, many are encouraging action on further regulations. This is not a competition but at times, with so much confusion, it feels like it. The RCDTBP is all inclusive and welcomes all related organisations and individuals committed to animal welfare and responsible ownership, regardless of other affiliations.

RCDTBP Update April 2019

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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.

You will be directed to the payment page and further information. 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 to our sister site to create a personal account and register your professional profile, identifying your particular area(s) of canine interest and involvement with current levels of experience, knowledge and skill.

Being listed on the Register of Signatories is not a 'qualification' nor is it a 'membership', it is however your formal and 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. As such, your name and location will be added to the website with your Registration ID. You will be permitted to use the logo alongside the statement "(your name) is a RCDTBP Registered Signatory", 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.

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.