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

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