The fact that the occupation of the dog trainer/behavioural consultant is not legally protected and that there are still no uniform and binding educational guidelines, often results in bad experiences for dog owners when looking for a good dog training school. This represents not just a disappointment for the human; also the dog can suffer physical as well as psychological damage through unsuitable or completely outdated training methods.

The IBH considers its foremost task in creating binding qualification standards and thus ensures a uniform and recognised training in the not too distant future. This also includes the cooperation with government authorities. The first step to this objective is the certification of the dog training schools of the members of the IBH.