On April 14, 2014 Michael Burkey, President of Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan was accepted as a full Professional Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP).Â The IACP is an organization established to maintain the highest professional and business standards among canine professionals. A Professional Member has a minimum of five years experience as a practicing canine professional, for which Burkey has 18 years experience and fourteen years running his company. Acceptance is based on industry knowledge and experience.
IACP’s Mission Statement is:Â “an organization established to maintain the highest standards of professional and business practice among canine professionals.Â Its aim is to provide support and representation for all professional occupations involved with any aspect of canine management, health, training and husbandry. The International Association of Canine Professionals’ commitment is to develop professional recognition, communication, education, understanding and cooperation across the wide diversity of canine expertise and knowledge.
IACP’s Code of Conduct is: “The general public, and in particular dog owning citizens, are the source of our strength and influence as a professional organization. From the work and integrity of our members and the services they provide, people will determine our reputation and ability to make an impact upon our profession and the well being of dogs and their owners. The obligation of members to those we represent and serve will best be achieved through a common Code of Conduct to guide our professional business practice. Compliance with the Code of Conduct is a requirement for all members.”