ProDog members agree to follow the ProDog Code of Ethics. We believe these ethics set the standard for professional dog walking and work for the greater good of dogs, dog owners and dog walkers as a community. A willingness to go above and beyond in professionalism and ethics is exactly what makes a ProDog member stand out.
ProDog Walkers agree to...
Professionalism. Be as transparent as possible in business. Maintain good public image as professional dog walkers by being cordial and courteous with the public. The public is your potential client.
Consciousness. Treat canine clients with a gentle hand, regardless of training methods used. Be conscious of how training methods might appear to the public.
Community. Treat fellow walkers, trainers, petsitters and others in the industry respectfully, regardless of experience, training or background.
Ethics. Take behavior issues and behavior history seriously and responsibly when structuring packs. Always take appropriate measures for safety of other dogs and people if walking dogs with behavior issues or history.
Lawfulness. Follow according laws in your county of service when using parks and public spaces. Always clean up after dogs. Have a Commercial Dog Walking, GGNRA or other permit when walking where needed, and maintain a current business license with the city.
While ProDog requires ProDog members to provide accurate information in their member profile, including insurance, permit and license information, as well as follow our ProDog Code of Ethics, ProDog cannot take responsibility for fraudulent or expired claims of ProDog members, either on the ProDog website or outside of ProDog. ProDog recommends that dog owners fully research and vet their dog walker outside of ProDog's member directory.
In the event that a member is found to be violating the ProDog Code of Ethics or making fraudulent claims on their member profile, ProDog reserves the right to revoke membership at any time, on a case by case basis.