Canine Creche welcomes new Dog Walking Code

Canine Creche welcomes new Dog Walking Code

The Canine Creche Group welcomes the new Dog Walking Code launched by The Pet Industry Federation (PIF). The new code of practice for professional dog walkers has been developed in collaboration with Dogs Trust and RSPCA.

Professional dog walking is becoming an increasingly common service due to the changing habits of the general population and a heightened awareness of animal welfare. The code aims to provide guidelines that professional dog walkers should conform to, ensuring the highest standards of welfare to the dog and with respect to the environment, as well as peace of mind to the owner.

The comprehensive ten-page code of practice is designed to provide dog walkers with guidance that will help them comply with the Animal Welfare Act 2006. It covers issues such as the health and welfare of dogs, in particular:
• Understanding each individual dog’s needs
• Transport
• Exercise
• Group walking

The code also covers the professional conduct of dog walkers, with regard to their impact on other animals and the environment; as well as the various pieces of legislation that they need to consider in order to comply with the law and qualifications they might like to consider undertaking.

Candace Rose, MD of The Canine Creche Group, commented: “We launch our new service Nana Creche in June this year. Our first intake of Nanas are currently on training and all our new In-Home Care Services are designed in line with new legalisation, research from industry insurers and an innate desire to inspire the public with our service levels.”

She continues: “All our Nanas are DBS cleared, fully insured, canine first aid trained and qualified and have fulfilled their training in our Day Creche centre, learning about every aspect of dog behaviour, care and engagement.”

“They are passionate about providing love, and attention to your pooches, they never just quickly pop-in…. If Fido requires a little extra specialist care, requires medication, has unique health needs, is elderly and just needs a mooch around the garden and a chat to break up their day, then a Nana is what you need.”

Canine Creche Nanas are all psychometrically tested at the start to make sure they are “Care Givers” and are taken through a thorough background check.

Canine Creche Nanas walk with GPS trackers, which emails the owners directly and shows their route, and how long they have been out walking. Plus, should anything happen to a Nana, like car problems or illness, the dogs still get walked and are never let down.

If you have a requirement for a Nana and want to book a free in-home consultation or find out more, contact The Canine Creche Group on or call on Tel: 01473 636151 to speak with the Nana Creche team.

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