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    • Monday, November 21, 2016
    • (EST)
    • Tuesday, November 21, 2023
    • (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar
    (One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)

    Presented by Claire Staines

    CEUs: PPAB 1

    This presentation will cover all aspects of dog walking. Is dog walking for you? It appears to be an easy way to earn a living but there is more to it than meets the eye. Not only do you require good business skills but your customer service has to be personable as well as professional. The presentation will include topics such as setting up, transporting and walking groups or individual dogs in a safe, fun yet stimulating manner while ensuring you follow the Pet Professional Guild’s code of ethics to help set a standard in a growing industry.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Give a better insight into how walks should be structured to ensure a stimulating and fun experience.  Helping minimize risk factors for the safety of the dogs, dog walker and the general public.
    • When to say no, not to the dog but rather assessing whether the dog will benefit from group walking or is perhaps more suitable for solo walks.
    • Keeping a good client base.
    • Maintaining professionalism. 
    • Flying the Pet Professional Guild banner is not just about training.

    About the Presenter

    Claire Staines PCT-A is a Pet Professional Guild steering committee member representing the British Isles as well as a professional dog trainer. She has been active in the industry for 12 years and also runs a successful dog walking and training business that caters for all individual dogs’ needs and the clients’ peace of mind and enjoyment. Staines is based in West Lothian, Scotland with her family and three Rhodesian ridgebacks.

    • Saturday, July 29, 2017
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, July 29, 2023
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Claire Staines

    CEUs PPAB 1, IAABC 1,

    Initial risk assessments on each dog and the environment you intend to have them in is essential for a stress free life for both you and the dogs in your care.

    Whether you are a dog walker, run a dog day care centre, dog training classes or own multiple dogs, handling multiple dogs isn’t about a group, it is about catering for every individual within that unit.  This needs to be done safely and with compassion, ensuring the physical & emotional well-being of all. With the dog care profession booming at this present time, I would like to share how I tackle this.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn how to carry out a risk assessment
    • Understand if a dog is suitable for group settings
    • Learn the best ways to introduce new dogs to each other
    • Learn an effective way to handle multiple dogs

    About The Presenter

    Claire Staines has owned and successfully managed a dog walking business for 10 years. She now has multiple walkers within her business, Lothlorien, which caters for puppies to veterans and social dogs to reactive dogs.

    Claire is also a dog trainer in Linlithgow, West Lothian, where she runs classes and workshops and recently opened her first training centre to further the scope for offering classes that are inclusive to all. Claire is a Victoria Stilwell Positively Trainer and a PPGBI steering committee member.


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