IMDT Code of Ethics

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 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 Re-Assessment, 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 as a tool for training dogs
  • Proactively benefit dogs and dog owners