.The Canine Times is proud to announce the launch of the Dog Professionals Awards 2024 to shine a light on excellence in the dog care sector.

The new initiative invites companies and professionals across the dog care industry to participate in a unique celebration of this great industry.

To enter the Awards, click here.

 The deadline for entering the Dog Professionals Awards 2024 has been extended until 12 April 2024.

Awards Categories

Industry Awards

Dog Walker of the Year

Dog Trainer of the Year

Dog Groomer of the Year

Dog Boarding Business of the Year

Dog Kennel of the Year

Dog Home Boarding Franchise of the Year

Dog Sitting Franchise of the Year

Dog Daycare of the Year

Dog Swimming Pool of the Year

Dog Boarding App of the Year

Dog Care Trade Body of the Year

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Why Enter

The inaugural Dog Professionals Awards are designed to help your business thrive by allowing you to stand out from the crowd. Being nominated and winning an award gives your services publicity and credibility for being outstanding.

Furthermore, just entering demonstrates your belief in your team’s efforts, gives them a confidence boost and sends a positive message to the industry with which you collaborate.


Our promise to all the entrants is to put rigour, transparency and impartiality at the heart of the judging process. The judges will be carefully selected from across the dog care industry to ensure a fair and independent assessment of each entry, scrutinising question responses and supporting material to score each nomination individually according to its merit and the criteria specified.

For the product awards, judges will assess submissions alongside the physical product, identifying practicality, innovation and creativity in each entry.

The stellar panel of judges includes: 

  • iPet Network;
  • Dog Walkers & Sitters Association;
  • The DoGenius Institute;
  • Dog Training College;
  • Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour & Training. 

How to Enter

To enter, please complete the form found here.

The deadline for entries has been extended until 27 April 2024.