ndganz hand book
National Dog Groomers Association of N.Z. Ltd (NDGANZ)
Any person wishing to become a member should apply on the NDGANZ registration form with the
appropriate joining fee. Membership is not guaranteed and must be approved by National Dog
Groomers Association of N.Z. Ltd and can be revoked at any time by NDGANZ.
The yearly membership fee is $150 per year and all returning members will receive a $50 discount
for re-joining for the subsequent year provided their fees are paid in full and on time. (Fee changes
will be updated on the website and all previous prices on forms etc will be void).
A Life member is one who has made an outstanding contribution to the association over a lengthy
period of time and is deemed acceptable by the committee.
A life member shall be credited the entire membership fee each year.
Membership, workshop, exams and seminars are to be paid in full prior to all events at the deadline
set down. Please note the membership year runs from 1st January to 31st December every year. A
payment plan may be accepted if required as long as the entire payment is received in full prior to
Code of conduct:
All members are expected to behave in a professional manner. There are times when there may be
personality clashes and every attempt should be made to act with respect to other members.
Personal attacks on other members causing intentional distress will not be taken lightly and may
lead to removal of membership or a stand down period from certain events.
If a member has an issue with another groomer in terms of animal abuse or mishandling, they
should in the first instance have proof of the issue and that proof should be sent to the proper
authorities eg SPCA or local Council.
No member shall claim to represent the NDGANZ unless prior approval has been given by at least
two senior members.
Any members who receive complaints of misconduct will be asked to explain the situation to one of
the senior organisers. Should the misconduct allegation be upheld, NDGANZ reserves the right to
remove the member from the membership list and remove all titles and privileges, that member
shall no longer be able to use the NDGANZ branding or name in any way.
Note: Proof of abuse in the form of written or photographic evidence must be submitted along
with the complaint, second hand word of mouth is not acceptable.
Misconduct can include (but not limited to);
Unprovoked abuse or harassment of other members,
Proven neglectful and repeated injury or abuse to animals
Wilfully damaging the reputation and name of NDGANZ