The IMDT For Today's Dog Trainers & Behaviourists

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

✓ To train dogs and behave professionally with honesty, integrity and in the best interest of the dog, the owner, the public
✓ 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, self-study, 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 and negative reinforcement 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 and Associated bodies

To become an IMDT Member, please see the 'IMDT Membership' page.

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