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Professional Membership

Join the National Institute for Canine Ethics (NICE) as a Professional member today and demonstrate your expertise and commitment to ethical dog care.

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.

  • NICE Professional Membership

    Every year
    Annual Membership
What’s Included?

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

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

  • Open access to the library of previous video webinars. 

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

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

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

  • 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 process to become a member of the ABTC.

How Can You Join?

Simply select the 'Join Now' option 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.

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