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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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Register Your Interest With Us

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in the national registration of dog training and behaviour practitioners under the CAWC Code of Practice.

If you are a contact person for a canine related organisation, course or service provider with an interest in our development and wishing to be kept updated, please contact us giving details of your involvement. We are not in competition with any other organisation, but quite the opposite, we feel all should be recognised for their individuality and supported for the good work they do. We just wish to unite all with mutually beneficial industry affiliation, and hope you will take the opportunity to become involved, putting judgments aside for the greater good of advancing canine welfare and good practice.

If you are an individual in good standing, regardless of other affiliations and levels of experience, providing, helping or wishing to provide canine services for the public, we sincerely hope you will consider applying for formal Registration with us, to demonstrate your personal commitment to good standards.

Please Contact Us if you have any questions, concerns, or wish to be part of the consultation process.

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