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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

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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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We are delighted to announce, that after over a year of research and revisions for holding and better maintaining the Register of Signatories to the CAWC Code of Practice, and following overwhelming support for voluntary regulations, we re-launch the Registration Council for Dog Training and Behaviour Practitioners (RCDTBP).

We are now in a position to move forward in two stages and ask that you bear with us as processes are proofed and web pages are activated.

Stage one:

a) Registration of Individuals - to register (and re-register) all those who are supportive of voluntary self-regulation of the sector. All Practitioners are now invited to register, formally committing to taking ownership of their personal responsibilities under the Code, and during stage one, benefit from a lower initial registration fee.

b) During this stage we are also working on building lists of Related Organisations to cover the following categories: Membership Bodies & Course Providers; Activity & Working Groups; Welfare Groups & Charities and other useful information sites.

Stage two:

a) Registration of Service and Course Providers - to promote the Services of all who are committed to the Code, and declare understanding of their responsibilities to the Council and to the industry.

b) Affiliation with Related Organisations - to register mutual support in building a cohesive network, to promote the Code and further support of both the work of, and the training of Practitioners.

We are not in competition with any other organisation, we simply look forward to fulfilling the potential of the Registration Council to meet the demands of its purpose, uniting all to promote best practice, promote animal welfare and protect the public.

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