In 2010 the PDTI registered as a not-for-profit company and, with a 'Code of Best Practice' established, invited Instructors, Advisors and interested parties to support us by becoming members. A points system was introduced to acknowledge members individual expertise and support continued professional development, recognising increased learning and skill, offering Grades of membership to meet expected standards for any future registration.
It has been of ongoing concern within the world of dog training and behaviour as to the standards of advice being given and the confusion faced by the public in finding a qualified practitioner. The PDTI therefore supports the standards set by the industry and its courses aim to provide evidence of achievement to that end. In particular see the following documents / websites:
For National Registration in the UK in regard to dogs see: The Registration Council for Dog Training and Behaviour Practitioners (RCDTBP).
For minimum professional standards see: The Companion Animal Welfare Council's Code of Practice (CCoP).
For information on 'National Occupation Standards' (NOS) as defined and published by Lantra (Land-based Skills Sector Council), see an example of one of them here as a PDF. Find other related NOS’ on their website.
With several of our members KCAI qualified, the PDTI supports the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Canine Behaviour (KCAI). For explanation on what PDTI support means read ... more.