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dog∗tec Business Code Of Ethics Seal

If you are a dogtec client or Dog Walking Academy graduate and you agree to the Business Code Of Ethics Pledge as written below, you may use the Business Code Of Ethics Pledge seal on your website and marketing materials as a way to differentiate yourself by declaring your commitment to ethical business practices.

Your use of the seal signifies your agreement to follow the Business Code of Ethics. Use of the seal is given and may be removed at will by dogtec.

It’s easy to add the seal to your website. Simply select, copy, and paste the below code into your web page code where you want the seal to appear.

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Get the dog∗tec Member 300 dpi graphic for use in print materials
(click on the link, when the image appears, right click the image and copy it <Windows> or Drag and Drop it onto your desktop <Mac> )

dogtec Business Code Of Ethics Pledge

As a dog service professional committed to ethical business practices I pledge to:

  • Make no guarantees about behavior outcomes, as it is considered unethical in our industry to do so.

  • Maintain clear written policies to avoid potential client conflict or misunderstanding.

  • Do what I tell clients I’ll do. Do more when I can.

  • Return all phone calls and emails in a timely manner.

  • Be honest. Admit mistakes and apologize. It happens.

  • Use only positive, humane, scientifically sound methods with the dogs in my care. Teach only the same to my clients. Interact as positively with clients as I do with dogs.

  • Recommend the services I think are in the best interests of my clients and their dogs.

  • Pursue ongoing continuing education and professional development.

  • Maintain current business license, contracts, and insurance to keep myself and my clients safe.

  • Use respectful language when I speak publicly about other dog professionals, whether to dog guardians or fellow dog pros. I will not spread hearsay; I will endeavor to speak only of direct experiences I myself have had. I will try to talk about what I do, rather than of what others do.

  • Understand when working as an employee or contractor that clients belong to the business I work for. I will not solicit clients for my own business at any time unless given express permission to do so. When leaving my employment, I will allow the business owner to communicate my departure to clients. Should clients express a desire to go with me, I will refer them back to the business owner. If clients insist on following me, I will offer and negotiate a payment to the business owner for those clients.