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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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The Council


The Registration Council for Dog Training and Behaviour Practitioners (RCDTBP) was originally established in July 2010 following a series of meetings facilitated by the Companion Animal Welfare Council (CAWC) with the intention of providing regulation through an agreed Code of Practice for Dog Training and Behaviour Practitioners. CAWC had previously provided a report in July 2008 that identified the need for a framework that could protect the public from individuals making misleading claims or providing advice without sufficient knowledge and experience for the role.  


The CAWC Code of Practice was agreed as a basis for self-regulation and the Kennel Club was asked to facilitate the forming of a governing body over the Signatories to the Code, for which it acted as 'Secretariat' under the Chairmanship of the late Bill Hardaway. Organisations and individuals who signed up to the Code were identifiable through the use of the RCDTBP logo on their marketing materials, and the list of those registered were made available on the website as a reference point for members of the public wishing to seek dog training or behavioural advice.


Following two years of relative inactivity, further research, revisions to processes and updating of the regulations, resulted in a re-launch (March 2016) of the RCDTBP in two stages, as a totally Independent Organisation, with a structure to more effectively manage the register(s) and fulfil its' potential and purpose to promote education, advance animal welfare and to better benefit society.


Executive Committee


Acting Chairman and Treasurer:  Chris Bloomfield


Acting Secretary:  Julie Love


Registrar:  Sue Evans


Committee Consultant:  David Cavill

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