The dog industry is a very unregulated industry. Unlike many other professions anyone can call themselves a groomer, walker and even trainer without any kind of formal education or experience. The diversity in this industry is vast. As a consumer you have no protection. The industry is not very transparent in how they operate. Accidents and abuse are common. Something that could be avoided if education and guidelines are in place.
The network was set up due to the need of highly trained professionals and a referral system that would ensure that a consumer would be able to find a qualified dog professional. Our network is for professionals only. We have a dog group for consumers. Please visit: Dog Connect SF for more information.