Pet Groomer Bill: Bad for Pet Safety, Bad for Business

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Cathy Calliotte

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

202-452-1525 x107


WASHINGTON–A voluntary pet groomer certification program has been proposed by California lawmakers in an attempt to regulate an industry with existing expert-developed training and certification programs. Senate Bill 969 (SB969) was drafted without consulting grooming experts such as the National Dog Groomers Association (NDGA) and International Professional Groomers, both of which offer training, certification,and continuous education programs.