The Registration Council for Dog Training and Behaviour Practitioners
Home About Us Regulations  Information Registration Services Contact Us
Register Interest


Latest News


We are delighted with the progress the Registration Council has made in moving forward over the last year. It remains the only truly inclusive independent registration body, welcoming all that are prepared to uphold the standards set by the national CAWC Code of Practice in regard to dogs, be they an individual or a related organisation.


The Code sets standards of accountability which we are working towards ensuring in practice. Signatories are already providing a link for their clients and others to give direct feedback on their services, and now they are working with us to build their professional profiles in stages, for the greater good and benefit of the public.


Our research demonstrated that more than 90% of Practitioners believe that National Registration is the way forward to raise standards within the dog training and behaviour industry, and now is the time to commit to that belief under the national Code, regardless of other memberships and affiliations.


We also aim to promote a cohesive network of industry organisations and charities, to appreciate each for their individuality and their good work towards advancing animal welfare, as well as recognising the part each plays in supporting both the work of, and the training of, Practitioners and through them, the public.


RCDTBP March 2017

Application Form


Important Downloads


Canine ServicesClick to download Canine Services Document


Individual Signatories

Click to download Individual Signatories 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.


© All content copyright of the Registration Council for Dog Training and Behaviour Practitioners (RCDTBP)

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.

Up for the Public for Practitioners for Organisations