Working with animals can be unpredictable and sometimes create situations outside of your control. Professionals who provide canine pet services, from training to grooming, may need protection against risks that may arise when the unexpected occurs: specialised insurance developed specifically for the exposures dog service providers face.

Our dog service providers insurance has been developed through depth of industry knowledge obtained over years of experience with dog service providers. We offer very comprehensive cover and can also provide business risk management advice.

Advantages of Gallagher dog service providers insurance include competitive pricing that makes cover easily accessible even if your business is part-time or a side hustle. Minimum premiums start from $350‒500 annually, depending on activities and business turnover.

Who is dog service providers insurance for?

Insurance for canine pet service providers is designed for handlers and trainers, as well as dog walkers and dog grooming business operators, and covers a comprehensive list of activities.

These include:

  • dog walking up to the maximum number of dogs allowed by local law
  • dog obedience training (including dispensing training treats to dogs)
  • individual dog training, including behaviour modification and puppy rearing
  • group dog training classes such as obedience, agility, puppy school,
  • training dogs for commercial purposes including hospital / nursing, home therapy related services, search, seeing-eye, hearing impairment, police/military or security activities
  • sale of dog training equipment, toys, enrichment products and other canine accessories
  • dog sitting (in own home or clients)
  • dog minding
  • talking at seminars and lectures about dogs
  • attending expos and demonstrations
  • providing pet transportation
  • dog grooming
  • delivering canine therapies, including hydrotherapy / massage, natural therapies and nutrition.

What does dog service providers insurance cover?

Developed through interaction with service providers with reference their specific needs, the insurance cover applies to a broad range of risks.

Under the policy dog service providers are covered for eligible expenses incurred if:

  • a dog in your care escapes and is injured
  • vet or medical bills if the dog is injured
  • medical treatment for injuries to another dog or person
  • damage caused by the dog to your own or another person's property.

Want to find out more about dog service providers insurance?

At Gallagher we're able to offer this specialised cover via our exclusive dog service providers insurance policy.

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