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Guide for working in the Canine Behaviour /Training industry.

Qualifications for professional practice in canine behaviour psychology and becoming a Canine Behaviourist in Britain. PETbc Qualification Diplomas are accredited by the Pet Education Training & Behaviour Council of Great Britain

The CIDBT is a course provider and its modules fit into these PETbc Diplomas. Only UK course providers, who are members of the PETbc are recognised.

Through the PETbc learners can achieve the following Professional Practice Diplomas:

PETbc 101

Advanced Canine Behaviour and Psychology Diploma

PETbc 102

Canine Behaviour and Psychology Diploma

PETbc 103

Advanced Dog Training and Instructional Skills

PETbc 104

Canine Training and Instruction Diploma


Feline Behaviour and Psychology Diploma

PETbc 106

Advanced Feline Behaviour and Psychology Diploma

PETbc Information

Click for informationPETbc Professional Practice Module

PPP denotes: Professional Practice Module - work based leaning provided by the PETbc and can bee seen on their site, however, we describe it below for your convenience.

Module title: PETBC 10001 ( learning time 200 hours)

PETbc Work Based Learning: Theory and Skills in Practice

The candidate will provide:

A written portfolio of ten case studies (as described above)

A completed multiple choice questionnaire on dog training, instructor skills and canine behaviour practice.

Where appropriate, references must be given

Submit the completed portfolio to the designated tutor within the designated time-scale.

Module aims:

To illustrate and quantify the academic qualifications, theoretical perspectives and critical practical skills and experience of the candidate.

PETbc Canine Behaviour – Professional Dog Training National Standards

The National Standards were compiled with the assistance of advice providers in the voluntary and professional sectors to the PETbc. The Standards are a framework for the development of effective and efficient services and were compiled in recognition of the fact that people choose to access information and advice from various sources.

The Standards framework can be used by any education canine or feline behaviour provider that is a member of the Pet Education Training & behaviour Council of Great in the UK to improve the quality of its services for the pet owning public and professional bodies like the MOD Police and related industries using dogs.


To become accredited under the PETbc National Standards a course provider must be able to demonstrate that it meets the quality level defined by the Standards and provides an efficient and effective service written on the PETbc web site. When the provider is confident that it can do that it is assessed audited by an the PETbc education advisers who independent of the course providers.

Nationally Approved standards Professional definitions and role descriptions of Dog Behaviourists and or Dog Trainers in the UK.

Pet Education Training & Behaviour Council of Great Britain

Government Agency L.A.N.T.R.A National Occupational Standards Dog Behaviourists

Pet Education Training & Behaviour Council of Great Britain Roles definition  

On the PETbc site is a list of approved course providers we have been approved and assured by the PETbc standards group of qualified professionals and in the disciplines concerned within that canine or feline behaviour/training discipline. Go to PPP.

PETbc Policy and Standards for Work-Based Learning Network


To promote learning in and through work, paid or unpaid combined with academic study.


PETbc Qualifications with CIDBT Courses


 All CIDBT 4000 or 5000 series courses (modules) can count towards a PETbc qualification (with the exception of CIDBT 4119 and CIDBT 5108