Welcome to the Professional Dog Walkers Association
Why Join Us?
Founded in 2016, we are the original organisation to produce Best Practice Guidelines to raise the working standard of the Professional Dog Walking industry.
Members actively improve the ethical and working standard by following our 23-point Best Practice Guidance
We are striving towards getting the industry regulated throughout the UK and Northern Ireland.
What makes us different?
We are the first dedicated professional dog walking organisation to request business validation documentation to verify our members.
We are the only dedicated professional dog walking organisation to advocate the use of ethical and kind methods and equipment.
We are ISO 9001:2015 accredited – which means our systems, processes and management are regularly reviewed and audited.
We are registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and up to date on General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
We are non for profit, committee managed. Our committee is made up of (unpaid) volunteers who are also dog walkers. Any profit is divided into re-investment in ourselves and charitable donations. Charitable donations are usually decided by members’ vote.
We have a private and safe platform whereby members have a specialist Affiliate Member Support system in place.
We are affordable to join. In addition, we offer manageable payment plans.
From a professional dog walker’s perspective:
Membership of a UK wide industry dedicated, professional organisation who are striving to help dog walkers be the best they can be.
We actively encourage our members continued professional development and many have added additional skill sets to their businesses.
Membership verification process to help demonstrate members' integrity as a business.
Our Best Practice Guidelines help our members create and maintain a good standard of service.
We encourage and support members to hold the welfare and safety of clients as priority. This includes ethical and kind methodology and equipment.
Provide a setting whereby members can create local networks which may be helpful for the provision of alternative services or provide holiday / sickness cover.
Members benefits include:
A member-base of fellow dog walkers and pet sitters which covers the length and breadth of the UK.
Membership certificate, digital membership card, verified member logo to display on your website / social media and vehicle decal.
Member Profile for our members’ directory so that your clients can find you.
Access to information and support in our secure Members Area.
Access to discount codes and links for various industry products including business insurance, courses, pet sitter software, degradable poop bags, dog beds, dog robes and footwear.
Documentation to support your business (available to verified members only).
Best Practice Guidelines and Compliancy Code to help work towards and maintain good standard of working practice.
Community - Our exclusive, friendly, non-judgemental private Facebook group for advice, questions, support and some fun; including specialist Affiliate Member support and individual, private support.
Professional Dog Walkers Association
53 High Street
Tel: 07476 041811
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