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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.


Identifying Traumatised Dogs and How to Support Them

with speakers Debbie Busby & Amber Batson


17th October 2021 – Part 1 – 10am-2pm – Debbie Busby

7th November 2021 – Part 2 – 10am-2pm – Amber Batson

A fascinating and revealing exploration into the major impacts of PTSD in dogs 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.


Debbie will introduce PTSD and explore research on humans and dogs suffering from this disorder. Her presentation will include differences between post trauma stress and post traumatic stress disorder, behavioural differentials that might need to be ruled out, how PTSD might be experienced by dogs including behavioural signs and how to differentiate this behaviourally from other disorders. She will also include treatment strategies for dogs with PTSD, including approaches to training and the impact on the owner of secondary trauma experienced by care givers in response to how they feel about the trauma their dog has had.


Amber will discuss veterinary differentials that need to be ruled out before concluding the dog is suffering from PTSD, the neurobiology of trauma, the effects of the environment on trauma neurobiology, medications and how these can be used to help with recovery from trauma.


Ticket prices

General Admission              £85     Early bird £75 until 30th June 2021

ABTC Members                   £75     Early bird £65 until 30th June 2021

TCBTS Members                 £65     Early bird £55 until 30th June 2021


(ABTC Members please contact your organisation for discount code)

One ticket = you get both talks!

Recordings will be available to watch until 7th December 2021


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.

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