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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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Up Services FAQs


This page is being developed as per the information given below, and underlined links will appear in bold type when activated.

The Search facility for specific services is not currently active, as during stage one (2016), we are building the database of those providing those services. All Signatories will however be listed by name and location on the appropriate Register and all will be able to use the RCDTBP logo, demonstrating their commitment to the professional standards set by the CAWC Code of Practice.


During stage one, each registered Practitioner will be completing a personal profile to identify their experiences and the areas of service they provide or help to provide; and each Service Provider will be able to formally register for each of the services they offer.


Practitioner profiles will be added in due course and the 'Search for Services' will be fully activated for stage two.


The search facility area divides all canine services under 6 categories, each of which is further divided allowing the Public looking for service, to be more specific about their needs, whether it be puppy socialisation, general training, a problem behaviour or a more competitive activity: See Service Categories for current list of activities.


Service Providers will be listed under each of the activities they offer, and each Provider will be responsible for ensuring that their Practitioners are appropriately allocated, experienced and knowledgeable to do deliver the services they offer.


The public (confidential) feedback facility, when activated, will welcome comment from users on the quality of service received, to help us manage the Code and offer guidance to Practitioners and Providers where appropriate.