familiarize themselves with the Association's
Code of Ethics and regulations, and those of the
American Kennel Club. To abide with the Code,
and safeguard the reputation of the PHA to the
best of their ability.
- To not
accept dogs from another member's client without
prior and proper notification.
- To conduct
themselves in a professional manner at all
times. To be courteous and demonstrate good
sportsmanship when showing dogs no matter what
the outcome may be. To refrain from publicly
berating or belittling any judge or judge's
- To refrain
from malicious criticism or mean-spirited
discussion on the handling ability of others, or
the quality of the dog being exhibited.
- To promote
good client relations and conduct business in a
professional and ethical manner. To promptly
notify clients of show results and furnish all
ribbons and trophies in a timely manner.
- To engage
in on-going education and strive for continuous
improvement in the sport of showing dogs. To
provide sufficient and necessary equipment to
show dogs; and to properly care for the dogs
entrusted to them.
- To maintain
a high-level degree of professional ethics and
fully support the Mission, Goals and Objectives
and rules of the PHA. Pledge to conduct
themselves in a manner setting them apart from
others and that casts a favorable light on the
- To enter
into a written agreement and understanding with
all clients describing responsibilities and
expectations of both the client and handler. To
provide a fair and just fee schedule for
services. To provide an itemized and timely
billing statement for fees owed. To know that in
the absence of a written agreement and
understanding that the Board of Directors will
not intervene in dispute resolution.
- To agree to
be subject to Zone and Board of Directors
hearings, arbitrations, and judgments for
purposes of dispute or rule violation
resolution. To fully accept as final the
decision of the Board of Directors in hearings
without appeal or further action.
- To agree to
wear the emblem of the Association at dog shows
and other dog-related events.
A member will not misrepresent a dog as a service animal when it is not in order
to gain access to the travel benefits of a legitimate service animal.