Goal: We are dedicated to the compassionate and safe handling of every pet involved in helping make our Events successful. Animals are voiceless participants for the enjoyment, exhibition, and education of pet professionals at our events. This program will ensure that every animal has a steward to ensure their handling and care meets the gold standards set forth by the PPGSA Standards of Care, Safety, and Sanitation.

Scope: This includes animals being utilized for demonstration purposes in our vendor/partner booths, in all seminar education or any demonstration sessions, and in the grooming contest areas such as the contest arena, contestant spa, and animal holding areas. Additionally, all show grounds including the trade show, education areas, host hotels, and exercise areas fall under the scope of the Animal Safety and Handling Standards.

實現: WPA動物安全和處理標準將在利用活體動物示範或參與的每次活動中實施。每個活動都將有一名指定的活動管家(或活動管家小組,可能包括評委、演講者、表演工作人員),他們將負責維護 PPGSA 標準並擔任參與任何活動的動物的宣導者。

Steward Qualifications: Minimum of 5 years working as a pet professional, be recognized as having invested in continuing education with NDGAA, IPG, ISCCC, Fear Free or AKC Safety Programs, or relevant education such as Barkleigh sponsored certifications, be familiar with and sign a pledge to uphold the PPGSA Standards at all times.

監管員職責: 任何動物安全和處理管理員都應執行 PPGSA 護理、安全和衛生標準。管家應出現在有動物被展示、準備、安置和用於教育或示範目的的區域,以確保所有動物都得到同情和安全的處理和照顧。管家的任務是干擾、打斷、向表演官員報告,並重定向任何可能導致寵物受傷或不必要的不適的不安全或不富有同情心的處理或護理行為。

Show Official Responsibilities: Designate Animal Safety and Handling Stewards for the duration of the event with at least one dedicated Steward daily. All Judges, Speakers, and Show Staff are automatically designated as Stewards if they meet the minimum Steward qualifications. Show officials will obtain a final report of any violations, actions taken, or issues which may arise during the course of the show and share with WPA with the intent that WPA will warehouse a list of infractions.

違反: 監管員將對任何違反動物安全和處理標準的人發出口頭警告。極端違規行為,如在身體接觸或物體的情況下打、擊打、踢腿、拍打,可能會導致立即和完全取消資格,並禁止參加未來的比賽。收集兩個此類活動將保證取消所有未來展覽活動的資格。