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Become a TCBTS member

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Full Membership

Provisional Membership

Student Membership

Dog Trainer Membership

Why TCBTS

One of the things that sets TCBTS apart from other behaviour/training organisations is that although very important, we do not believe that academic study should be the only criteria to consider when looking at a career in working with dogs and owners, or when an owner is looking for someone to help them with their dog.

Indeed, we strongly believe that academic knowledge on its own, without the necessary hands-on practical experience, does not bring the necessary depth of knowledge needed for your client to gain maximum benefit from a consultation or training session. Techniques that work scientifically may well be impractical for the pet owner who is trying to juggle a busy household and a full time job.

What It Means To You

  • You will have the opportunity to become an accredited practitioner and part of our nationwide network of behaviourists and trainers.
  • You will be part of a professional body at the forefront of modern, ethical dog training and behaviour.
  • You will be able to take part in exclusive training days and seminars to keep yourself abreast with the most current information available in the canine world.
  • You will be able to connect privately via our online forum to share experiences, advice and knowledge with other members.
  • You will be able to get discounted tickets to our annual conference.

What We Expect From You

First and foremost an enthusiasm to gain more experience in canine behaviour and/or dog training.

To be conversant with scientific knowledge and up-to-date research appertaining to canine behaviour and training.

To have considerable communication skills and hands on experience with a large number of dogs. This takes time and application which is why we have structured TCBTS criteria for affiliation to encourage education, experience and growth.

To comply with the strict TCBTS Code of Ethics and Practice.

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