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Having attended a consultation meeting on regulations on 27th Sept 2019, we are even more confident that the basics of everything that attendees referred to is already in place, and can easily be developed further. The CAWC Code seems widely acknowledged but the RCDTBP, founded in 2010 to hold the registers of Signatories to it, seems to have been a little lost in the ether.

In implementing the Code, the RCDTBP inclusively provides all individuals with a structured profile to register and build knowledge and experience, and together with the public feedback facility offered, it aims to help ensure every practitioner meets, and continually develops to meet, the professional demands of the industry.

The RCDTBP works on positivity, and our processes identify those for what they ‘put in’ to the industry, the profiling provides criteria to both recognise expertise and help all to develop.

RCDTBP Update November 2019

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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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The RCDTBP welcomes application from any individual 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 their experience to do so.

Please ensure you have read the CAWC Code of Practice, the various Information pages and the Council's Policy Document before pressing the 'Apply' button below to confirm your understanding. Please note that being listed as a Signatory is not a 'qualification' nor is it a 'membership', it is the formal registering of your personal commitment to animal welfare and good standards of canine training and behaviour advice through adherence to the CAWC Code and all that it entails.

You will be directed to the payment page. Individual Registration fee is £25 (valid for three years) and must be paid in full. Once payment has been processed by our Paypal account, you will be directed back to our ‘Thank You’ page, with further instructions. Occasionally this does not happen, so please ‘contact us’ with your name, payment details and a brief introduction to your background.

Your name and location will be added to the website with your Registration ID. You will be permitted to use the statement "(your name) is a RCDTBP Signatory to the CAWC Code", provided it is not used in a way that is likely to mislead the public, and when used on websites a direct link is provided to the 'Information for the Public' page. To complete the registration process you will be required to create an account and build a professional profile of experience and knowledge etc.

Please note that the RCDTBP 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.