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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

Application Form


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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Paying for your Registration as a Signatory to the CAWC Code


An initial application fee of £25 is required to start the registration process. The fee covers a three-year term and it has been discounted during stage one whilst the Signatories actively help to develop the profiling system.  It is likely to be increased during stage two to £50


PayPal: Buy Registration fee with RCDTBP

Please use this button for registration purposes only.

The button will take you to our PayPal account and following a set £25 payment by credit or debit card, it will return you to the website site, to the ‘Thank You’ page with further instructions on matching you to the payment.



We also welcome supporting donations.

The RCDTBP is a registered Community Interest Company, working to benefit dogs, their families, professionals and the public, and we welcome your support.


PayPal: Buy Specific registration fee with RCDTBP

Please use this button for anything other than the registration fee.

Please enter the amount in the ‘Price Per Item’ box when it appears. Following payment you will be returned to the website site, to the ‘Thank You’ page with further instructions to match you to the payment.

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