The Dogenius Institute
Inspiration & Ethical Education for Animal Advocates

Ethics Code for Members & Learners

All Members of The DoGenius agree to abide by The DoGenius Code of Ethics:
  • To train/work with dogs professionally with honesty, integrity and in the best interest of the dog, owner, the public and The DoGenius Institute.
  • Actively provide and promote force-free training methods and actively reject any methods or equipment that may cause physical or mental discomfort.
  • Continue Professional development through books, workshops, courses & seminars.
    Respect the privacy and confidentiality of clients.
  • Carry suitable professional insurance including public liability.
  • Members agree to work within their professional limits and agree to refer owners with needs beyond their capabilities to a suitable professional.
  • Provide and promote science-based, proven dog training principles to a high, professional standard.
  • Avoid positive punishment as a tool for training dogs.
  • Accept The DoGenius Committee decisions as final.
  • Proactively benefit dogs and dog owners.
  • Proactively promote The DoGenius Institute.
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