I’m sure you are asking yourself: "What can IACP do for me, a groomer?" We know there are other organizations out there just for groomers, but this is exactly what sets IACP apart from the other organizations. By joining IACP, you will network with other canine professionals – not just groomers. We offer many networking opportunities: an email list, regional groups, and an annual conference.
Having a problem dealing with aggressive or fidgety dogs in the shop? Need marketing or other business ideas? Try the Safe-hands email list. You will get responses not only from a groomer’s perspective but also from a trainer’s, a vet’s, a vet tech’s, a dog handler’s, and/or kennel operator’s. There is also an Advisory
Team that you can contact via email that will be more private if you do not wish to post your question to the Safe-Hands email list. This wealth of knowledge can also be found in IACP’s Safe-hands quarterly magazine. The Safe-Hands magazine covers many different business issues as well as other canine information and was nominated as one of the top dog publications in its class in 2003 by the Dog Writers of America. Regional Groups offer interaction with many other canine professionals in your area. You can learn from others in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere what works in your local area for marketing your business and get answers to any other questions or problems you may be having. Every year there is a conference with seminars on marketing, handling and speakers of all different interests.
Being a non-profit organization, we can only operate thanks to our sponsors. Our sponsors are a very loyal group and range from retail establishments to insurance carriers. A lot of these sponsors offer our membership a discount. If you need educational material, collars, toys or leashes, check out our sponsors. Many have promotions to help you make more money as well. Knowing our sponsors can help make and save you money.
As IACP grows in the public eye, more and more people are turning to IACP for their canine professional needs. For this reason, we have developed a membership search engine. This search engine lists all Associate and Professional members by city, state, zip code and skill. Once you have joined, you will receive a form to be filled out to notify your local media about your business. This press release allows the IACP to help you let the people in your area know you are there and able to serve their canine needs. We do expect our members to behave professionally. Check out our Code Of Conduct and our Mission Statement to see what you will become a part of IACP is all about helping you grow as an individual and as a business. Become a part of making IACP the organization you want it to be, and IACP will help you make your business what you want it to be.
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 28, 2011