¿Qué es Pet Dog Trainers of Europe?
|Una persona de AEPA-Euskadi es miembro de PDTE
- Ramón Escobedo (desde el año 2009)
Pet Dog Trainers Europe, en adelante PDTE, es una agrupación de adiestradores europeos creada por Turid Rugaas, pionera en comunicación canina.
El objetivo de PDTE es promover las mejores formas posibles de adiestramiento, teniendo siempre en cuenta el bienestar de los perros.
Para ello los miembros de PDTE siguen aprendiendo para ayudar a todos aquellos que tengan relación con perros y para:
- Desarrollar y extender su conocimiento sobre la forma en que los perros ven el mundo y cómo se comunican entre ellos y con los humanos.
- Conseguir un mejor entendimiento de las maneras en las que se puede desarrollar una relación positiva entre perros y personas.
Para ser miembro de PDTE hay que seguir y respetar un código ético en el que fundamentalmente se exige respetar el bienestar del perro y del dueño.
Existen varias formas de estar en PDTE:
- Amigo de PDTE: no hace falta ningún requisito especial, simplemente el pago de una cuota anual
- Socio: hace falta rellenar un formulario y ser aceptado por la Junta Directiva. Además hay que pagar una cuota anual.
- Socio completo: hace falta ser socio y demostrar un mayor nivel de conocimiento y experiencia.
Algunos representantes de PDTE:
- Austria: Elke Essl
- Dinamarca, Noruega y Suecia: Turid Rugaas
- Inglaterra: Deidre Long
- Finlandia:Raili Halme
- Grecia: Yiannis Arachovitis
- Italia: Chiara Gentileschi
- Holanda: Nelis Verhoeven
- Suiza: Susi Roger
Código ético de PEt Dog Trainers of Europe (en preparación, lamentamos las molestias)
- Membership at any level of the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (hereinafter referred to as "PDTE") must represent a commitment to upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical practices both as described herein and where this Code omits, as good faith and good conscience dictate.
- Members should hold as their main priorities as trainers, the welfare of all dogs with which they come into professional or personal contact and the integrity of the relationship between client and dog. There should be a signed agreement between member and client stating the responsibilities of each.
- The PDTE should aim to positively declare and provide a forum for its members to share ideas and information and to better educate themselves as professional trainers. To this end, members should actively seek to learn and to help educate their peers, recognising that continual broadening of all members' knowledge can only benefit our clients and their dogs.
- The PDTE would recommend and encourage members to provide an ongoing record of their professional development.
- Members of the PDTE should where appropriate, actively promote responsible and ethical:- training, counselling, therapy, breeding, selling, rescuing and management of dogs.
- Members may not practise when in a physical or mental condition that would adversely affect the integrity of the relationships between members, clients and their dogs.
- It is obligatory that members have insurance for both professional indemnity and public liability.
- The PDTE as a body shall provide a forum for trainers and their clients to voice concerns, complaints or thanks and shall aim to put into place a system, where appropriate, for disciplinary action. Consequences shall be at the discretion of the PDTE who will endeavour to deal with matters in a fair and unbiased manner.
- Submissions for revisions to the Code of Ethics shall be accepted at any time and the Code will be reviewed and voted on annually by the general membership.
- Members shall aim to be aware of and act within all local laws.
- Training Practices
Members of the PDTE shall strive to...
- Employ and promote only humane techniques in the training and handling of dogs, being prepared to provide guidance and advice on the appropriateness of techniques in consideration of dog breed and temperament, client knowledge and ability, and environmental influences.
- Discourage and reject gratuitous or non-instructive, physical or psychological punishment of dogs, instead advising or instructing clients, where appropriate, on humane, instructive means of communication with their dogs.
- Discourage and reject inhumane or unkind physical or psychological treatment of dogs (as distinct from punishment in 2.2).
- Refrain from suggesting the use of prescribed drugs and medications or medical diagnoses, other than those substances readily available to the general public for pet dogs in accordance with the laws and practices of each country. Directions for use must be included.
- Inform and maintain contact with the veterinarian during the treatment period where appropriate, if using remedies such as alternative medicines. If suggesting the use of such remedies members should have a good working knowledge in this field.
- Keep an open mind with regard to new training ideas, techniques and equipment, promoting only those which have been humanely tried and tested, and should continue to educate themselves in their field and share the results of their research.
- Treat all clients and their dogs in a responsible and professional manner, regardless of their ability or breed.
- Business Practices
Members of the PDTE shall strive to...
- Keep accurate and complete records of all clients and their dogs, as appropriate and for an appropriate length of time.
- Credit the work of others appropriately where publication or broadcast of such work is made.
- Be prepared for classes or consultations.
- Declare the degree of success that could be expected and the anticipated limitations of training, behaviour therapy or general advice given, and refrain from promising unqualified "guaranteed methods" or "secret cures".
- When using advertising, promotional materials or other communications, members should only use accurate statements or representations and only use titles, degrees or diplomas to which they are entitled. Claims of past performance must be accurate and verifiable. Any endorsements used or inferred must have actually been achieved.
- Stress in the publication or broadcast of training advice, where appropriate, that such advice is provisional and that active training cannot fully be provided by telephone, in a broadcast or in a published article and that certain problems are best suited to the personal attention of a dog trainer or other professionals in the field.
- Keep class sizes to a number which allow appropriate attention to be given to all class members.
- Refrain from knowingly supporting or promoting, whether by advice or referral or transactions or financial contribution, the inhumane breeding of dogs, such as so-called "puppy farms" or "puppy mills" and their retail associates.
- In case of a person with serious need and without appropriate financial ability, help absorb the cost or refer to a trainer or organisation willing to help absorb the cost.
- Be honest and fair in assessing the needs of clients and their dogs and forthcoming with such assessment, providing in advance, where possible, a realistic estimate of time and cost to satisfy such needs (for example not to "stretch" trainers to sell unnecessary classes, consultations or equipment).
- 4. Relationship with PDTE Members and Other Trainers.
Members of the PDTE shall strive to...
- Represent the PDTE in good faith, while refraining from public or private promotion or endorsement of any product or service in the name of the PDTE, without the expressed written consent of the Officers of the PDTE, as directed by the membership.
- Maintain a spirit of co-operation with PDTE members and refrain from criticising members and trainers in public or to clients.
- Refrain from infringement upon another trainer's signature mark, copyright, business name or slogan.
- Avoid knowingly soliciting other trainer's clients, except where some arrangement or co-operation is made.
- Refer clients to other PDTE members with appropriate expertise, where they themselves are unable to provide services required.
- Consider and protect the interests of the PDTE and its members.