Pet Education, Training & Behaviour Council

Member Application Form

PETbc agreement with member organisations and application form for membership.

In joining the PETbc you acknowledge that your organisation agrees to and will abide by the aims and objectives of the Council

This agreement is a statement of the PETbc’s commitment to bring member and training organisations in the Pet Education, Training and Behaviour services sector together for their benefit and the benefit of members’ clients and their pets using the services provided by professionals working in the sector.

The Pet Education, Training and Behaviour Council is committed to providing excellent practice, education and training through its member organisations and to encourage a high standard of learning and education for the ultimate benefit of pet animals and their owners. A major objective of PETbc is to enable the sector to speak with one voice to government, local authorities and non-governmental organisations including charities and all other relevant

The PETbc recognises that the future well being and good social adjustment of working dogs, pet dogs and other pets in the community is dependent on the contribution that each PETbc member association makes to supporting and delivering high quality services.

Each member organisation is expected to have a Code of Practice acceptable to PETbc to which their members are expected to adhere. The objectives of member organisations should be to develop a reputation for quality and ethical behaviour so that they can be justifiably proud of their achievements and the achievements of their individual members or students.

The PETbc encourages all members to develop a clear statement of the ethical principles, obligations and standards that support their daily work in the animal care sector.

The PETbc has the following commitments

  • Our commitment to the Government is to provide objective, impartial advice and to represent our member organisations to the benefit of pets and society in general.
  • Our commitment to the public of the UK is to engage with them in developing solutions to their issues and make it easier for them to select the best member organisation for their and their pets needs.
  • Our commitment to professional services is to work as an integrated organisation, understanding that our actions and behaviour should foster public trust and confidence in the sector.

Pet Education, Training and Behaviour Council is committed to the highest standards in dog training and behaviour modification. Member organisations involved are expected to be open and transparent about every aspect of their work and the qualifications of trainers, instructors, tutors, course writers and syllabus developers should be publicly available to potential students/participants undertaking practical or theory training.

There is a joining fee of £800 which covers verification and inspection of course material and administrative arrangements. There is a subsequent annual fee of £500 per year.

Please do not pay the Membership Organisation fee until your application has been approved.