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TCBTS Setting The Standard

The Canine Behaviour & Training Society, is a non-profit making professional body of canine behaviourists and dog training instructors with members practising throughout the United Kingdom.

TCBTS members have a wealth of experience and if your dog’s behaviour is causing you concern, we can help you understand the problem and work towards modifying the behaviour.

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We are a founder member of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) which maintains the national registers of appropriately qualified animal trainers and animal behaviourists.

Did you know that anyone wishing to be placed on the ABTC listings as a Animal Training Instructor (ATI), Animal Behaviour Technician (ABT) or Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CAB) can only do so by meeting the appropriate criteria and being a member of an organisation that is registered with the ABTC?

As a founder member, TCBTS can currently assess full members  for ATI and ABT registers.  Please look at ‘Becoming a member‘ for further information.

We are now able to offer applicants at student level the opportunity to join our organisation without attending an interview as long as certain criteria is met.  Interviews now take place before being accepted as a provisional member.

Read more about the strict standards our members work to.

TCBTS are pleased to announce our 2021 Annual Conference:

Sunday 17th October

Identifying Traumatised Dogs and How to Support Them 

with Debbie Busby and Amber Batson

A fascinating and revealing exploration into the major impacts of PTSD and what differentiates this from other anxiety disorders and conditions. Our speakers will examine strategies that best support the PTSD dog and owner, from behaviour modification to medication.


Due to the current Coronavirus situation and the uncertainty of when things will return to normal, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our conference until 17th October 2021. Those of you who have purchased tickets will receive a refund. We will post again when ticket sales open for the new date.



Our Services

Behaviour Training Problems

Behaviour Training Problems

We can help you to understand the problem and work towards modifying your dog’s behaviour.

Find Local Support

Find Local Support

Find a local TCBTS member who can help you with your dog’s behaviour and training.

Become a TCBTS member

Become A TCBTS Member

Applicants for TCBTS membership come from all kinds of backgrounds and levels of experience – find out more about the benefits of becoming a TCBTS member.

Vet Referral

Veterinary Referral

TCBTS members like to work closely with the veterinary profession and following a behaviour consultation, a copy of the client’s report is normally sent to their vet.

News & Events

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