Pet Education, Training & Behaviour Council

Course Providers

Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training

The CIDBT was the first canine institute in the UK to establish courses accepted on the work based learning BA and MA degree programme with Middlesex University.

It has trained and produced more experts qualified to Post-graduate and Graduate levels in Professional Practice in Dog Behaviour and Psychology than any other canine related training organisation in the UK.

Animal Care College

The ACC was established in 1980. As the first college in the UK to offer distance learning in animal care, we started with a vision: to combine the convenience of studying at home with dedicated tutor support and a quality education in caring for animals.

Our courses have been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme, which means that the Animal Care College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that our organisation and the courses we offer, meet defined quality criteria.

British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers

Formed In 1974, the Institutes’ original brief was to improve the conditions of the professional working dog. It soon became apparent to the founders that there was a need to be catered for in the field of pet dog training; which was at that time expanding rapidly.

It was their opinion that, as a professional organisation, they should take the lead in trying to encourage responsible dog ownership; also to promote the idea to the general public that they should try to understand their dogs.

The Pet Gundog

The Pet Gundog was established in 2007 by one of the UK’s most respected gundog trainers Lez Graham MA. The gundog training element of Trained for Life Ltd, The Pet Gundog workshops are designed to educate dog owners and trainers of all levels on how to train gundogs in a positive and forward thinking manner, whether that is for the shooting field, competition arena or as very well mannered pet gundogs. 

Her two five half day workshops, An Introduction to Gundog Training and Manners not Mayhem, are run annually for the prestigious Marlborough College Summer School.

Guild of Dog Trainers

A British “first division” organisation, The Guild of Dog Trainers supports expertise in a range of disciplines and recognises individuals’ excellence in their field, training Britain’s pet dogs and inspiring dog owners to learn more. The Guild offers the most comprehensive range of education courses of any dog training organisation in the UK.

Club trainers, puppy school trainers and professional dog trainers, old or new, find that successful completion of any courses will formalise their experience with a nationally recognised body and enhance career prospects.

The Dog Hut

Promoting excellent education in pet dogs specialising in behaviour and grooming qualifications. TheDogHutBiz is one of the first specialist Canine Teaching Colleges and combined commercial centres in the UK. The college offers a wide range of quality education services to the student including part time, modular and correspondence courses to City & Guilds standards.

Dog Safety Education Executive

The Dog Safety Education Executive (DogSEE) offers full day workshops where delegates enhance their knowledge; learn new techniques and skills to keep people safe around dogs. It is also a member association of Dog Behaviourists and Trainers.

Clients include Royal Mail, Swan Housing Associations, London Borough of Waltham Forest Social Services, Cambridge County Services, NDWA. DogSEE lectures at many schools and colleges throughout the United Kingdom.

British College of Canine Studies

The British College of Canine Studies provide specialised canine related courses for anyone, worldwide, who is interested in pursuing a career working with dogs. Our courses are written and assessed by professionals currently working within the canine behaviour and training field. This assures our students that the course content is current and well informed, and will equip you with real world knowledge which you can put to use immediately upon completion.


Epic Dog Training Academy