THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL
Tues Oct 29 2019
Committee Room 14 Palace of Westminster (Cromwell Green Entrance)
Please arrive at least 30 mins beforehand as queues are likely
Victoria Stilwell – Victoria Stilwell Academy
Jo-Rosie Haffenden – School of Canine Science
Kathryn Mansfield & Paul Rawlings – Kennel Club Accredited Instructor Scheme
David Montgomery – Animal Behaviour & Training Council
Dr Holly Root-Gutteridge - University of Sussex
There is no regulatory body for dog trainers & behaviourists in the UK. Anyone can set up as a dog trainer or behaviourist without any experience or qualifications.
Some trainers & behaviourists choose to become members of one of 16 practitioner membership body or obtain a qualification from one of 11 qualification course providers. All of these 27 organisations are self-regulating & most teach, test & assess their members internally.
Do we need to establish an objective board to assess every trainer or behaviourist irrespective of where they gained their knowledge, experience & qualifications?
Should there be a common set of minimum standards/code of conduct for all practitioners & complaints procedure to an independent organisation?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP as spaces are limited & our events are always popular.
As our events take place in the Houses of Parliament please arrive early in case of long queues & be aware that last minute room changes are common & will be notified by email only.