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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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Information for the Public


The Council was founded to hold and manage the official register of SIGNATORIES to nationally agreed CAWC Code of Practice. It aims to ensure that all Practitioners and Providers work as part of a united professional network to that end, and that each gives accurate information, advertise and deliver their services appropriately to the standards set by the Code.


All listed Signatories have voluntarily signed-up to support the aims of the Council and the Code, demonstrating their commitment to ensure that every dog owner, handler and enthusiast is provided with a suitable service for their individual needs, and this is where you can help us.


… If you have contacted and or used the services of a listed Signatory (Individual Practitioner, Service or Course Provider) whether satisfied or not so, we ask that you take a few minutes to provide some FEEDBACK in confidence for quality assurance purposes.


... If you have not yet used the services of a listed Signatory and are looking for general or specialised training services, and or help with your dog’s behaviour, please go to our Services page for more information.


Your feedback is important - you are invited to give honest, constructive feedback on the standards of service received by you in relation to dogs, which will be welcomed in the spirit of being given to us to assist the process. Please remember that dogs and helping dog owners is a passion for all those working, many as a volunteer, to provide you with a dog training and or behaviour service, and that all practitioners are equally passionate to continue their own professional development.


If you are happy or very happy, your comments will assure us of your satisfaction. If you are a little dissatisfied with the service received or part of it, your comments could help us give further guidance to the practitioner(s) / provider(s) concerned, in line with the standards set by the Code, to help improve the future experience for others.


Should you wish to make a serious complaint however against a listed Signatory which contravenes the standards set by the Code, please contact us. Please also see our Regulations area for further information on the grievance procedure involved.

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