Published: 18 October 2016

Adur and Worthing Council have just launched their voluntary registration scheme for Professional Dog Walkers (PDW) in the area. A PDW is a person who is paid to exercise other people's dogs. In return the PDW takes on the full responsibility for the health and actions of the dog for as long as it is in their care, as if they were the owners.

One of the requirements of this scheme is that PDWs must be qualified in animal / canine first aid and carry an appropriate first aid pack in any vehicle. At First Aid for Dogs we currently offer courses in Hove and Angmering as well as for private groups across Sussex.

Adur and Worthing Council said about their scheme: "There is no national legislation to provide model guidelines for a business that can affect our parks and spaces therefore we have designed a Voluntary Code of Conduct for Adur and Worthing. This is intended to encourage scheme members to behave in a consistent manner and reduce the likelihood of incidents or complaints. There is no cost to the PDW for this scheme."

For more information about the scheme please see Adur and Worthing Councils website.

Why not check out our up and coming fully accredited dog first aid courses in the area. Or if you have a group of dog walkers why not host your own courses?

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