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DayCare Games National Recognition in 2018

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DayCare Games Participant 2018The Daycare Games is an annual competition of off-leash dog play attendants and pet centers. Through the competition, individuals demonstrate their dog leadership skills that make their off-leash dog playgroups safe and fun! Competition is open to all members of The Dog Gurus online community that currently offer off-leash dog playgroups; Paws & Pals recently celebrated our 5th Anniversary with The Dog Gurus. Facilities are grouped into small, medium, and large class sizes, and each employee is categorized based on their level of experience.

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The Dog Gurus: Charter Member

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From The Dog Gurus:

As part of our 4th Anniversary of The Dog Gurus membership, we wanted to highlight a couple of our charter members. Charter members were facilities who joined The Dog Gurus as soon as we launched and have been with us ever since. We are thankful for their support and hope they have loved being a member as much as we love having them! For this post, we interviewed Konrad Gastony from Paws and Pals Pet Resort in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

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Your Pets are in Qualified Hands at Paws & Pals!

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We know, more than ever, pets are considered part of the family and their “parents” want assurances they’re getting the very best care. Therefore we’re very proud to be the first pet care company in Minnesota to have staff achieve certification from the Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC)! We’re also an early sponsor and active member. These credentials help clearly identify those professionals who are committed to and can provide excellent pet care.

What is PACCC and why should pet parents care?
The fact is, there is virtually no regulation or education required to open a pet care services business. PACCC was created to turn the tide! The Professional Animal Care Certification Council is dedicated to independent certification to help you identify premier animal care providers.

What does the independent certification mean to you?
Pet care business owners, management teams and individuals with this certification are qualified, knowledgeable, and committed professionals. They understand animal health and prioritize safe care practices. If your pet care team is certified through PACCC, you can rest easy knowing your furry family is in good hands.

What can you do to help?
As a pet parent, you can help us raise the standards for entry into the pet care industry by choosing pet care professionals that hold PACCC certification.

Where can you learn more?
Check out www.paccert.org to learn more about PACCC’s efforts to recognize high quality providers in the pet care industry.

 

CPACP Certification: Congratulations Jenna!

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CPACP Certification: Congratulations Jenna!

Congratulations to Jenna for being the first person in Minnesota to achieve certification from the Professional Animal Certification Council (PACCC)!

The CPACP exam is for those in charge of the daily handling of the animals of a professional pet care business, overseeing every aspect of an animal’s well-being while in their care. To initially qualify to take the CPACP exam, the applicant must meet minimum education requirements, have a minimum of 500 hours of experience, and provide letters of reference from veterinarians and other pet care industry professionals.

The in-depth examination covers animal care topics including health, nutrition, dog fight and bite protocol, on-leash and off-leash interaction, sanitation, dog behavior and temperament, dog body language, dog training, animal and handler safety, vaccination protocol, workflow management, pathogen control, emergency and quarantine protocols, air quality standards, staff management expectations, and much more.

We know, more than ever, pets are considered part of the family and their “parents” want assurances they’re getting the very best care. CPACP credentials help clearly identify those professionals who can provide it. We’re proud to have Jenna on our team!