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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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Information for the Public


The Council was founded to hold and manage the official register of SIGNATORIES to nationally agreed CAWC Code of Practice. It aims to ensure that all Practitioners and Providers work as part of a united professional network to that end, and that each gives accurate information, advertise and deliver their services appropriately to the standards set by the Code.


All listed Signatories have voluntarily signed-up to support the aims of the Council and the Code, demonstrating their commitment to ensure that every dog owner, handler and enthusiast is provided with a suitable service for their individual needs, and this is where you can help us.


… If you have contacted and or used the services of a listed Signatory (Individual Practitioner, Service or Course Provider) whether satisfied or not so, we ask that you take a few minutes to provide some FEEDBACK in confidence for quality assurance purposes.


... If you have not yet used the services of a listed Signatory and are looking for general or specialised training services, and or help with your dog’s behaviour, please go to our Services page for more information.


Your feedback is important - you are invited to give honest, constructive feedback on the standards of service received by you in relation to dogs, which will be welcomed in the spirit of being given to us to assist the process. Please remember that dogs and helping dog owners is a passion for all those working, many as a volunteer, to provide you with a dog training and or behaviour service, and that all practitioners are equally passionate to continue their own professional development.


If you are happy or very happy, your comments will assure us of your satisfaction. If you are a little dissatisfied with the service received or part of it, your comments could help us give further guidance to the practitioner(s) / provider(s) concerned, in line with the standards set by the Code, to help improve the future experience for others.


Should you wish to make a serious complaint however against a listed Signatory which contravenes the standards set by the Code, please contact us. Please also see our Regulations area for further information on the grievance procedure involved.

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