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  • To 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 decision.

  • 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 Association.

  • 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.
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