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Why use an IMDT Qualified Dog Trainer?

All IMDT Qualified Trainers have undergone a rigorous Assessment process to meet the high standards expected of any IMDT Member.

IMDT Members are practically assessed on both their dog and people training skills. The IMDT logo is a kite-mark of quality, knowledge and understanding.

Consequently all IMDT Full and Student Members can deliver quality in four major areas of dog training:

  • Group Classes,
  • Home Visit Consultations,
  • One To One Training, and
  • Canine Behaviour Knowledge.

Furthermore every IMDT Trainer is Re-Assessed every two years to ensure Continual Professional Development (CPD) is regularly maintained and expanded.

Should any queries arise from dog owners regarding an IMDT Trainer, there is a comprehensive enquiry procedure developed to maintain the highest possible professional standards expected of each IMDT Member.

Hence by booking an IMDT Member, you are booking a Trainer that has chosen to be put through an Assessment process second to none within the professional dog training and behaviour arena.

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The IMDT Code of Ethics

All Members of The IMDT agree to abide by The IMDT Code of Ethics:

  • To train dogs professionally with honesty, integrity and in the best interest of the dog, owner, the public and The IMDT.
  • Actively provide and promote force-free training methods and actively reject any methods or equipment that may cause physical or mental discomfort.
  • Continue Professional development through books, workshops, courses & seminars.
  • Respect the privacy and confidentiality of clients.
  • Carry suitable professional insurance including public liability.
  • Members agree to work within their professional limits and agree to refer owners with needs beyond those limits to a suitable professional.
  • Provide and promote science based, proven dog training principles to a high, professional standard.
  • Avoid positive punishment as a tool for training dogs.
  • Accept IMDT Committee decisions as final after appeals process.
  • Proactively benefit dogs and dog owners.
  • Proactively promote The IMDT.