Our code of ethics

  1. To provide the best long term/follow up support for clients.
  2. To respect the privacy and confidentiality of clients and other members.
  3. To carry the appropriate insurance for your services, including public liability.
  4. To continue professional and personal development in all areas of marketing, practical skills and updating current knowledge of pet care, training and welfare legislations.
  5. To actively provide and promote force-free training and handling methods.
  6. To reject training and/or handling methods that cause unnecessary discomfort, both physical or mental; This includes verbal and physical corrections and training tools or equipment that are designed to be adversive to dogs through tightening, restricting to prevent pulling, pain, shock, startling or are used to cause intimidation in training and everyday handing methods.
  7. Tools and equipment we actively reject and do not promote the use of include but not exhaustive to are spray collars, pet correctors, physical or verbal corrections, choke chain or check collars, prong collars, shock collars Martindale collars, restricting head collars i.e. haltis or harnesses that tighten to reduce pulling i.e no pull harnesses). See 8 for details of weaning off period.
  8. In some circumstances we understand that some clients may already use some of the above tools. Particularly in the case of head collars and Martindale collars we suggest a weaning off period to re-educate your clients into a better alternative. We are happy to help you through this process as we understand clients can be sensitive to changes so this needs to be approached in a tactful and professional manner. Please get in contact for our official full statement on haltis or concerns or information with any of the equipment listed above.
  9. To only take on clients and their pets with whom you can work within your professional limits. If these go beyond the following you must either:
      • Agree to refer the client on to another professional, who has the appropriate skills or knowledge.
      • Continue professional development to enhance this skillset or knowledge.
    • Seek appropriate assessments or mentoring opportunities to further your knowledge.
  10. To not spam other members with unsolicited emails or messages, of your services or products, unless they have requested your help.
  11. You will not use other professionals’ images/infographics without prior consent.
  12. You will not copy and paste another professionals’ content and use it as your own. All blogs written on you pages/website should be in your own words or if using someone else’s material quoted and referenced.

We are proud to work in collaboration with and recommend the following

  • ISCP
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  • Nosey Barkers
  • IMDT
  • IAPWA
  • Robin Waite
  • UK sniffer dogs
  • The Dream Biz Coach
  • Canine Confidence
  • Do no harm dog training
  • INTOdogs

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