CEU Event: Dog Bite Liability: Risk Management and Insurance for Pet Service Professionals.

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 1.5 *CBCC-KA: 0
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.50
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.

PLEASE NOTE: CPDT-KA can earn a MAXIMUM of 12 CPDT-KSA Skills CEUS within their 3 year certification period.


A 7-year-old in upstate New York is bitten on the face while assisting in a group training class. A 63-year-old in south Florida exits his apartment with his Maltese dog and is mauled by a bull mastiff that a dog walker could not restrain. Two dogs got into an altercation in a group class and one of the dog owners now has permanent impairment to her wrist and fingers from her attempt to break up the fight. All of these are examples of actual dog bite claims that have been experiences by pet service professionals. This session will look into dog bite liability and the most common types of dog bite claims the insurer sees year in and year out to pet care professionals. It will discuss the life cycle of a dog bite claim from when it first occurs to when it is ultimately settled by the insurance company, so you will know what to expect should it ever occur to you. In addition, we will discuss all the various liability exposures pet service professionals share, whether they offer dog training, dog walking, pet sitting, pet boarding or pet grooming. We will cover general liability, professional liability, workers compensation, and much more, so you will know how to properly insure your business and make certain you are protected when the unthinkable occurs. Learning Objectives: Identify the primary insurance exposures of a pet service professional. Learn how to properly cover your business against these exposures. Understand what is involved with a dog bite liability insurance claim. Understand how to properly cover the dogs/pets in your care/classes Learn the difference between general and professional liability coverage. Learn how to protect yourself as well as your clients.

Sponsor:Pet Professional Guild
Speaker(s):**David Pearsall

Contact: Sharon Nettles
 Email: membershipcoordinator@petprofessionalguild.com
 Phone: 731-300-6520
 Web: https://petprofessionalguild.com/event-3949296