Professionalizing the Pet Industry

Jan 2, 2020

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In industries such as the pet industry, where quality impacts public safety and protects against dangerous practitioners, there may be room for a model of regulation that provides the necessary competency and operational guidelines, as well as a level of oversight and ethical supervision for trainers and behavior consultants, while protecting the needs of pets and their owners and providing for transparency and consumer protection. Licensing alone that requires an annual fee with oversight solely from a government body is just not going to cut it. Read article.