Plans

Each applicant will be required to submit a brief description of the particular kennel plans in place. Assistance and support is available to help an applicant understand and develop a written plan for each kennel.

Continuing education for all of the following plans may be available.

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Exercise Plan

An exercise program must be submitted. If state licensing requires it, a veterinarian must approve this plan. The plan may be required to include access or availability to an area for exercise that is in addition to the dog’s primary living space. A primary living space and exercise area as one unit together may be acceptable by a veterinarian.

The veterinarian is not required to inspect or visit this plan prior to its approval. A kennels attending veterinarian is required to accept or decline this plan if necessary subsequent to a kennel visit.

The plan may include but is not limited to a brief description of:

In addition to the exercise plan, the veterinarian may submit the following;

Kennel Owner(s), ____________, have presented to me a proposed exercise plan for their dogs. The plan appears to be in order for the size, age and breed of dogs that are currently housed at the facility. Please see the attached plan that I have reviewed and approved.

Socialization Plan

Data, studies and experience shows that early socialization in puppies as well as continued socialization in adult dogs promotes and produces more acceptable behavior traits. For these reasons a socialization program must include, but is not limited to a brief description of:

Download the Sample Exercise & Socialization Plan.

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Biosecurity Plan

The kennel facility must submit a written and approved biosecurity plan that addresses the methods used to prevent the intrusion of disease and the spread of diseases within the dog and puppy population. The prevention of brucellosis and other incubating adverse health concerns to enter a kennel have to be considered.

The plan may include but is not limited to:

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Kennel Cleaning Maintenance Plan

Every owner shall understand the methods for sanitizing.

In addition, every owner will understand the definitions and particular needs for:

Continuing Education Plan

Owners must acquire a minimum of four continuing education (CE) credits per calendar year. An event is considered to be one CE credit regardless of the number of hours per event per day. These events may be a trade show, seminar, teleconference or other approved CE.

Only a first year applicant may defer this requirement until their renewal for the following year. All CE’s must be achieved the year prior to any renewal of an application.

This requirement must be met in full for any lapse in membership subsequent to the first year’s membership.

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Re-Homing Plan

Completion for the program requires that every kennel establish a program for re-homing their dogs. More About Re-Homing.

Emergency Kennel Plan

A primary goal of this program is to be prepared in the event of an actual emergency.

The kennel shall have a program in place in the event of an emergency for the need to evacuate, repair or recondition the kennel for reasons such as:

The kennel shall have a plan in place for the physical movement, mobile transportation and housing of dogs in the event of an emergency situation, depending on the needs.

Probable situations may be as simple as possessing a lead for each dog to be led to temporary alternative housing. More serious extended temporary situations may involve mobile transporting of dogs to be housed in another facility.

PLANS: Exercise | Socialization | Biosecurity | Kennel Cleaning Maintenance | Continuing Education | Re-Homing | Emergency | Top