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The Pet Professional Guild Virtual Summit
is now available as a recording
Learn About The Guild and The Force-Free Accreditation Program
Competence is Mission Critical!
The Pet Professional Guild British Isles also offers a FREE membership for Pet Owners. Join us today and support our mission and key charter. Click here
Online, Affordable and Veterinarian Developed First Aid Certification Program
Welcome to The Pet Professional Guild British Isles. PPGBI is a membership organisation representing pet industry professionals who are committed to results based, science based force-free training and pet care.
Pet Professional Guild Members Understand Force-Free to mean: No Shock, No Pain, No Choke, No Fear, No Physical Force, No Compulsion Based Methods are employed to train or care for a pet. Join PPG today and help us educate and engage more pet professionals and pet owners. Become a steward of the science based, result based force-free message, philosophy and training practices.
If you philosophically align yourself with PPG but need help learning the tools of the trade then join us as a provisional member and enjoy the benefits of our educational resources. Provisional Members Click Here. The Pet Professional Guild also offers a FREE membership for Pet Owners. Join us today and support our mission and key charter. Pet Owners Click Here
The Pet Professional Accreditation Board (PPAB)
Show the industry what you stand for!
PPAB offers the only psychometrically developed certification for professionals who believe there is no place for shock, choke, prong, fear or intimidation in canine training and behavior practices.The Pet Professional Accreditation Program is independent of any industry school, trade school, college or credentialing body. Applicants who pass the requirements earn specific titles which may be used after their names. PPAB currently offers two programs an accreditation for professional canine trainers and an accreditation for canine behavior consultants. Each program has a rigorous path to completion. You do not have to be a PPG active member to apply and become credentialed through PPAB. You do however have to meet and maintain our eligibility criteria. Learn more here
Pet Professional Guild expands resources for feline behavior specialists
Tampa, FL– The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has launched a new educational initiative catering specifically to feline behavior professionals and cat owners. The roll-out includes a dedicated feline resources section on the PPG website, expanded articles on all things feline in the PPG online archive, as well as monthly educational webinars and handouts for members and cat owners.
Pet Professional Guild announces new opportunities for business members and corporate partners
TAMPA, Fla. - Jan. 27, 2016 - The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has launched special business membership and corporate partnership options, taking effect immediately. The new programs aim to aid both professional members and industry-related companies gain greater access to the educational and promotional benefits provided by PPG
An Open Letter To Parliament Regarding Shock Collar Training
The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) believes unequivocally that the pet-owning general public needs - and deserves - to have increased access to better education to help ensure that all pet animals live in safe, nurturing and stable environments. Such environments can go a long way towards preventing behavioural issues.
However, depending on an individual dog’s genetics, environment and early learning experiences, behaviour problems may still occur, in spite of an owner’s best efforts. Pet owners need to be aware that such issues can be consistently, reliably and effectively resolved - or at the very least successfully managed - with the implementation of humane, modern, science-based training methods based on positive reinforcement, and without the use of any form of so-called electronic stimulation.* A positive reinforcer is a stimulus such as food, games, treats, toys (i.e. anything that the dog considers to be a reward) that, when presented following a behavior, makes it more likely that the same behavior will be repeated. To read the full article click here