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Transform Your Business Journey in
Dog Behaviour & Training with the
National Institute for Canine Ethics (NICE)!

Join a community of elite dog behaviourists and trainers dedicated to excellence in canine ethics and demonstrate your expertise and commitment to ethical dog care.

What’s Included?

The NICE Professional membership includes all the same great benefits as our other membership levels for a full 12 months.

  • Assurance for your clients that your professional development and standards are assessed every six months by the National Institute for Canine Ethics.

  • The opportunity to complete the NICE Assessment pathway to become a member of the ABTC.

  • A NICE Professional Members badge for your website and social media.

  • A UK Dog Charter Badge for your websites and social media.

  • Access to free expert webinars and member meetings every month.

  • Open access to the extensive video library of previous webinars. 

  • Have access to an exclusive closed private Facebook group - your new favourite place to hang out online!

  • Receive NICE support through your professional journey with dogs with a record of your CPD and personalised advice for routes or professional progression

  • Swap and share ideas with like minded professionals whilst keeping abreast of industry trends.

Are You Eligible? 

This opportunity is open to a broad spectrum of professionals in the canine care industry, including:


  • Dog Walkers, Home Boarders and Canine Carers

  • Dog Trainers and Behaviourists

  • Dog Groomers

  • Canine Hydrotherapists and Masseurs

  • Dog Writers and Teachers 


In essence, if your profession involves interacting with dogs, and you possess suitable qualifications, you are eligible to apply for professional membership with NICE.

The key criteria for membership are: a demonstrated commitment to professional and ethical interactions with dogs, and evidence of study and application of positive, force-free methods. There are no specific course requirements, as long as they align with the NICE code of conduct and ethics. Graduates from our partner organisations, Canine Principles and The ISCP, are automatically eligible for membership.

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"NICE is a fantastic organisation that is so supportive and has an entirely ethical stance on professional working with dogs, particularly in training and behaviour. The CPD that is provided as part of the membership is amazing quality – the guest speakers on their webinars include some of the absolutely top names in our industry, and all aligned with those same ethical considerations that are so important. As a way to communicate to clients that we are working in the best interests of their much-loved dogs, and to expand knowledge and keep up to date with the latest science and understanding, NICE really does represent amazing value."

Jay Gurden, Author, Canine  Guru

How Can You Join?

Simply Click Here and complete our straightforward application form. All we require today are some basic details about you. Your CPD can be uploaded directly from your membership account or sent to us via email at your convenience.

Your Subscription

NICE membership is an annual subscription service. You will pay today for a one year subscription and automatically renew at the same time next year. You will be notified via email before any subsequent payments are made, giving you full control to manage your membership.

''Being part of NICE gives me the confidence that I am connected to like-minded professionals who all want the same outcome: that dogs' welfare is at the forefront when working with them and their guardians. NICE offers informative webinars, and with monthly catch-up meetings for discussions, you feel you are part of a friendly community that promotes force-free positivity.''

- Ali Stickler Canine Behaviour Practitioner.

"Being part of the NICE community means having access to a wealth of information and support. I've been able to binge watch webinars from some of my idols and they keep on coming! The group has a really informal feel too. I love it"

– Tom Wilson, Dog Groomer

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"I highly recommend NICE membership to any serious dog trainer. The CPD evidencing process was really straightforward and has added immense value to my professional profile which helps when I speak to new dog owners."
– Linda Green, Certified Dog Behaviourist

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