We are proud to announce that we are now a PACFA-licensed dog training provider!
New rules to the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act (PACFA) for trainers require those of us who provide training services without the owner’s presence (such as our Day Training program, and Stay N Trains we do for current clients) be certified. This is to ensure we are following procedures and have paperwork that ensures transparency in our methods, and safety for our clients and their dogs.
PACFA “is a model program for states across the country and is dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of those animals in pet care facilities. PACFA is committed to making sure that pet care facilities meet, or exceed, minimum standards for physical facilities; sanitation; ventilation; lighting; heating; cooling; humidity; spatial and enclosure requirements; nutrition; humane care; medical treatment; methods of operation and record keeping.”
“PACFA gives the Colorado Department of Agriculture the statutory authority to license and inspect all pet animal care facilities. Any person who is operating a pet animal facility that engages in selling, transferring, adopting, breeding, boarding, training, grooming, sheltering or rescuing any pet animal may need to be licensed with the Colorado Department of Agriculture.”
If you are looking for a training provider to transport your dogs or train them without you being present either in your home or their facility, it is important to ensure they are PACFA certified. You can report any provider that you feel isn’t following regulations or is certified at their easy online form here.
We appreciate CDA’s PAFCA program and its staff, and their dedication to the safety and well-being of our clients. Feel free to contact us about this or anything else in regards to our operations and service offerings. We are proud to adhere to regulations and have a commitment to following these new rules for the betterment of the industry as a whole.
Owner, Delightful Doggies