Setting the Standard

The UK Registry of Canine Behaviourists was founded in 1992. Its name was changed in 2014 to The Canine Behaviour & Training Society, to reflect its acceptance of dog trainers as members, as well as behaviourists.

The Canine Behaviour and Training Society Ltd.,  is a professional body of canine behavioural therapists and trainers with members practising throughout the United Kingdom and a small number of international members. Full and Provisional Membership is open to those already practicing within the industry and who already meet the criteria and high standards set by the TCBTS. Full members have the opportunity to join our indemnity insurance scheme and third party insurance, which is exceptional value for money and runs from May each year. For those who are still studying towards being a behaviourist, our Student Affiliation Membership can be applied for. Members at all levels will have agreed to abide by our Code of Ethics.


TCBTS Full Members are fully qualified and experienced to help you with issues such as:

  • Aggressive behaviour towards humans or other dogs
  • Chasing: Cars, Bikes, Joggers, livestock
  • Inappropriate Barking
  • Compulsive Behaviours
  • Nervous or fearful behaviour
  • Destruction
  • Sound sensitivities towards fireworks, thunderstorms, traffic etc
  • plus many more behaviour and training problems


To find a member in your area please visit our Find a TCBTS Member Page.


Whilst you do not need a veterinary referral we are very happy to work with your vet, or if you are a vet, to help your clients have better relationships with their dogs. For more information please visit our Veterinary Referral Page.


If you are interested in joining our organisation, visit the Membership Section  to learn about our quality accreditation for behaviourist and trainers.


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