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We have reached our first 100 Signatories and with feedback continuing to be encouraging, we thank each one for founding the way.

With our research demonstrating that 90+% of Practitioners believe that National Registration under one inclusive body is the way forward, now is the time for every individual to unite for the greater good. The Council was set up to take on that role, based on holding and managing the register of Signatories to the only industry thing that has been written and agreed nationally in many, many years, the CAWC Code.

The Code is not just a piece of paper, it is a personal commitment to the standards set by it, including being accountable for any service they provide or help to provide. In implementing the Code in regard to dogs, the Council has provided professional profiling and public feedback facilities. It is every grass root individual practitioner that is influential in the education of the public, and as such, we need to offer support to help ensure all provide the best service possible.

We are also beginning to receive affiliation interest from Related Organisations wishing to help us develop a cohesive and supportive network, whilst appreciating each for their individuality and the good work they do.

The register of Service Providers for public access under the list of Canine Services is next on our list, so watch this space.

RCDTBP Update November 2017

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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Application for Individual Registration

The Council welcomes application and or support from anyone in good standing with an interest in the canine world, and in particular, those involved in teaching and advising others, whether experienced, studying, in training, or building experience to do so. Service and Course Providers and related Organisations may Register Interest for further information and updates as they become available.


The application form registers individual commitment to work as part of a national network under the Code. Please ensure you have read and understood the CAWC Code of Practice, the various Information pages and the Council's Policy Document before completing the form. Please note that being listed on the Register of Signatories does not make you a 'member of the Council'.


Once submitted, your commitment to the Code and all that it entails will be noted. Your name and location will be added to the website with your Registration ID for public access. You will be permitted to use the logo alongside the statement "(your name) is a Registered Signatory to the CAWC Code of Practice", provided it is not used to mislead or imply a qualification. The logo when used on websites, must be linked to the Registration Council's website and more precisely the 'Information for the Public' page.


During stage one you will receive further information on building your professional profile, working with us to more specifically identify your particular area(s) of canine interest and involvement (see Services), with current levels of experience, knowledge and skill. In doing so, you will be contributing to the development of the Council, its registers and services, which we hope will help you feel part of a national network right from the start.


Please note the following: The Individual Registration fee is £25 (valid for three years) and must be paid in full. Registration will be confirmed by email after payment has been processed by our Paypal account. The Council will not sell or give your personal details to any third parties without seeking your permission unless we are legally instructed to do so under UK law. If you experience any problems with the application or payment process, please contact us directly.

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Fields with an * must be completed. After pressing the submit button you will taken to the payment page. The fee is required to complete the application process.  For any other enquiry please use the 'contact us' form.