Code of Ethics

International Professional Groomers, Inc.


I acknowledge that the health and safety, compassionate handling and providing a safe and sanitary environment for the pets in my care and custody is my priority. As a Pet Grooming Professional I will treat the pets, their owners and other Pet Professionals with respect, compassion and understanding. As a member of IPG, I promise to….

  • Treat all animals in my care, with kindness, patience and compassion and ensure their safety and well-being .

  • Report any animal injury or possible injury to the owner immediately.

  • Exhibit a professional attitude and demeanour and promote harmony among my peers by encouraging professionalism.

  • Treat other pet professionals with respect and in a business-like manner.

  • Honour the spirit of IPG, Inc. and ”be the difference for them.”

  • Stay current with industry trends and continue to improve my abilities as a pet grooming professional with continuing education.

  • Be honest, fair, and responsible in all business transactions and abide by all laws affecting my business and profession.

  • Encourage responsible pet ownership and promote the importance of professional pet care.

  • Use my Certification titles and IPG logos only as allowed and approved by IPG and as a current member in good standing.