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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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This page is being developed as per the information given below, only text highlighted by ‘underlined bold type’ have active links. The Search facility for specific Services is not currently active, as we are currently building the database of those providing those services.

All Signatories are however committed to the professional standards set by the CAWC Code of Practice,  and as such, are listed by name and location. (Please download the ‘Individual Signatories’ pdf in the right-hand column). During stage one, each Practitioner is expected to complete a personal profile to identify their experiences and the areas of service they provide or help to provide.  

All Canine Services are divided into six categories, each of which is further divided, allowing Searchers to be more specific about their canine needs, whether it be for puppy socialisation, general training, problem behaviour advice or a more competitive activity. (Please download the ‘Service Categories‘ pdf document in the right hand column).

The Search facility will be activated in stage two and Service Providers will be linked to and registered for each of the services they offer. All Providers will be responsible for ensuring that their Practitioners are appropriately allocated, experienced and knowledgeable to do deliver the services they offer.

The public (confidential) Feedback facility when activated, will welcome comment from users on the quality of service received, to help us manage the Code and offer guidance when and as appropriate. In the meantime, to comment and or report any concerns, please ‘Contact Us