Regulating the industry is still a practitioner-led call as a solution to help raise standards of service to the public. As anyone can set-up overnight and call themselves a trainer or behaviourist, the industry remains divided and confusing to all searching for advice, whether an owner, learner, or provider. Sadly all continues to be held back by the lack of structure and any required registration through government legislation.
The RCDTBP is a not-for-profit ‘Community Interest Company’ simply aiming to inclusively unite all practitioners and all related organisations as Signatories to the only single nationally-agreed professional code of practice (CAWC Code 2010).
The RCDTBP works on positivity, founded in 2010 to hold the registers of Signatories to the Code, in moving forward has incorporated a structured profiling system to identify all individuals for what they ‘put in’ to the industry. Together with a public feedback facility on services received, it aims to help ensure every practitioner meets, and continually develops to meet, the professional demands of the industry.
These pages are divided into the three areas (as below) to provide information more specifically for the different types of potential visitors to the site.
Information for the public - to explain how we work to help to find a suitable dog training and or behaviour service(s) for their needs, and how offering a feedback service will allow people to help us ensure practitioners provide their services to the standards expected by the Code of Practice.
Information for Practitioners - to explain how to register their commitment to the Code, and acknowledging the part they play in teaching and advising others at the level of personal involvement, experience and knowledge.
Information for Organisations - to explain how to register their involvement in the industry sector, to be credited for their aims and the part they play in educating and supporting the development of Practitioners, and through them, the public.