QUALIFIED INTERNATIONAL DOG TRAINING INSTRUCTORS
The QIDTI Association was founded by John Rogerson and his International Associates to recognise Instructors around the world who have demonstrated the requisite level of professional instructing and or advising skill, personal expertise and understanding of canine training and behaviour
The QIDTI Association works on a voluntary basis, encouraging all Instructors to gain the international standard set by the QIDTI Award. All those that meet that standard are invited to join our membership listing as a 'Qualified International Dog Training Instructor' for free to promote it, and those that wish to promote our aims and or work towards meeting that standard may join as a Supporting / Student member.
The QIDTI Association supports 'national registration', and considers formal 'Affiliation' with the 'Registration Council for Dog Training & Behaviour Practitioners' (RCDTBP) is the way forward, to protect the public from what is currently an unregulated industry. The RCDTBP was officially founded to hold and manage the registers of Signatories to the nationally agreed 'CAWC Dog Behaviour & Training Code of Practice (2010). The CAWC Code was developed through a series of meetings organised by the Companion Animal Welfare Council (CAWC), following the publication of a national report on dog training & behaviour services in the UK (2008). The Code was agreed by the many industry dog training, behaviour and welfare groups concerned, as a workable document to regulate and improve canine services nationally, with the aim of uniting all individuals and industry organisations under it.
Being a Signatory to the Code with the RCDTBP is a pre-requisite for QIDTI Membership. Additional RCDTBP regulations expects all Signatories to register, build and maintain a 'Professional Profile', the template of which can be found on the RCDTBP website www.reg-council-dtbp.uk . We acknowledge the wide ranging background of our members and the many routes to gaining knowledge and experience. Uniting through 'affiliation' allows QIDTI Applicants / Supporting / Student members' to formally register their details, and or work towards, meeting the standard set for the full QIDTI Award.
'QIDTI' is the collective mark owned by the QIDTI Association, a not-for-profit company registered as QIDTI Ltd number 10822939