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ABC of SA – Lockdown Services Covid-19 Prevention and Mitigation Plan

COVID-19 Lockdown – Areas of Service, Requirements & Mitigation Plan for the Animal Behaviour Consulting & Dog Training Sectors Following please find all the relevant information for operation of the animal behaviour consulting and dog training sectors during the Covid-19 National State of Disaster and Lockdown Levels.

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ABC of South africa

The ABC was founded in February 1994 out of the need to give southern African behaviourists a professional governing body. Membership is open to the public, as well as animal behaviour consultants™©. Owners of companion animals can consult ABC accredited practitioners with confidence, as they adhere to a code of ethics.

Membership of the ABC is open to all. Various categories of membership exist.  You can visit the Membership page for further details.

FIND A CONSULTANT

The accreditation criteria are stringent and extensive, thereby ensuring the highest levels of knowledge, professionalism and integrity.

ACCREDITED COURSES

To qualify as an accredited animal behaviourist with the ABC of SA you require an academic background coupled with practical hands-on experience.

FIND A PUPPY SCHOOL

Puppy School is where your pup’s future, as a confident and stable adult dog, begins to take shape. We encourage you to select a puppy school carefully.

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About becoming an ABC Member

code of ethics

Our code of ethics all members resolve to; (Click here to read the full list)

ANIMAL PROCTECTION

Use methods of behaviour modification and/or training that do not contravene any section of the Animal Protection Act No 71 of 1962.

HUMANE TREATMENT

Avoid any method of treatment, equipment or techniques that inflict physical pain, intimidation, and / or cause undue psychological/physiological distress.

CONTINUED EDUCATION

Continue to further their own education in their respective animal behaviour field, and keep abreast of new developments in this science

PRACTICAL ADVICE

Offer advice, which is practical, and appropriate for each individual case. Such advice should be based on practical, up to date scientific applications and practices.

ENCOURAGE

Encourage responsible companion animal ownership and education, and promote awareness of animal behaviour wherever possible.

CLIENTELE

Treat clientele with honesty, confidentiality, understanding and compassion, and ensure the client is not misled or exploited.