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We continue to be delighted with the progress the Registration Council has made in moving forward for the greater good. Signatories are now building their professional profiles in stages, and feedback has been very encouraging.


In promoting a cohesive network, we have drafted a list of Related Organisations, appreciating each for their individuality and the good work they do towards advancing animal welfare, and supporting both the work of, and the training of, Practitioners and through them, the public. It is a draft list which requires feedback from all interested parties and users to add, amend, complete or confirm the details provided.


Our research demonstrated that more than 90% of Practitioners believe that National Registration under one inclusive body is the way forward. Now is the time to show your individual personal commitment to good dog training and behaviour service under the national Code with the RCDTBP, regardless of other memberships and affiliations. Only with your help and feedback can we help ensure standards of service are the best possible within the industry.


RCDTBP August 2017

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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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Welcome to our website


The Registration Council for Dog Training and Behaviour Practitioners (RCDTBP) is the United Kingdom’s independent organisation set up in 2010 to manage the CAWC Code of Practice and all that it entails. The Code sets industry agreed minimum professional standards for all those involved with providing a dog training and or behaviour service, and as such holds the official ‘Register of Signatories’ agreeing to be guided to it.


In managing the Code, the Registration Council offers:







On this site the Public will find information on finding appropriate training and behaviour services, secure that all listed Practitioners and Providers are committed to maintain the professional standards set by the CAWC Code of Practice and reassured by the feedback facility offered. Practitioners and Providers will find information on registration and committing not just to the Code but being prepared to work as part of a network to ensure that the dog-owning public and training enthusiasts receive the most suitable service for their individual needs.


Practitioners will also find that the Council is committed to give guidance and support to help all in their search to advance their own knowledge and skill. Related Organisations will find information on mutual Affiliation, to be appreciated for what each has to offer and to help ensure animal welfare is a priority and the public benefit from the provision of a good service.

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