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.