Tues Oct 29 2019
Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 2JR
Victoria Stilwell – Victoria Stilwell Academy
Jo-Rosie Haffenden – School of Canine Science
TBC – 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 email@example.com 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.