The Dog Gurus realize that pet parents may not be as particular about leaving their pets at daycare without proper supervision as they would be with leaving their human child at a pool without a lifeguard. Evidently animal lovers assume that animal businesses are as loving as they are with their pets. This organization is here to raise the bar on safety for dogs in daycare with their new program, entitled Knowing Dogs.
Pet owners are faced with a buyer beware situation if they decide to leave their dog in daycare. Knowing Dogs is now here to help. This program has been created by The Dog Gurus, Susan Briggs and Robin Bennett from http://www.thedoggurus.com. Knowing Dogs raises the bar of safety for all pet care facilities that offer off-leash play.
This interactive and comprehensive staff training program was designed as to include 16 modules of training as to dog language and play. Numerous photos, video, evaluations, staff workbooks as well as hands-on exercises will ensure pet care staff will be skilled in caring for each individual dog in their center.
“With no formal certification process required by facilities in the pet care industry, the responsibility for providing high quality pet care rest entirely on each individual facility owner,” states Bennett. She continues, “Unfortunately, we’ve seen many pet care centers that lack a basic understanding of canine body language and the result is that dogs are getting injured.” Keeping dogs and staff safe during off-leash play were driving factors in the development of Knowing Dogs. “All pet care facilities should have a formal training program for their staff, but creating one is costly and time consuming,” explains Briggs. Knowing Dogs solves this problem by providing “staff training in a box” that is accessible to every pet care center.
This awesome training tool is available for all training staff in the pet care industry. It is the very first program that has been developed exclusively by industry experts for daycare providers. For the pet owners seeking daycare for their canine, they should know to ask questions about the educational factors of formal training that all of the staff has received about a dog’s body language. Briggs suggests, “Look for framed certificates in the lobby, a commitment to education and training, and if they are using Knowing Dogs, that’s even better!”
Robin Bennett and Susan Briggs has over 40 years of experience as operators and consultants in the dog daycare industry. Knowing Dogs is based on their best selling book: Off-Leash Dog Play: A Complete Guide to Safety and Fun. To purchase Knowing Dogs, visit http://www.RobinKBennett.com/store.
If you purchase the book, you may just be able to ensure your dog’s safety and sanity in their daycare situation.