About The Pet Professional Guild

The Pet Professional Guild is a membership organization 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. The Pet Professional Guild also offers a FREE membership for Pet Owners. Join us today and  support our mission and key charter. If you need help with a training or behavior problem and cannot find a professional in our directory then please use our Training and Behavior Hotline.


The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) is developing free behavior resources especially for shelters & rescues.  In order to best meet  their needs, we are asking shelters and rescues to participate in a short survey.  PPG would like to hear from as many organizations as possible, so please feel free to forward this text and share the survey on social media!  You can participate by clicking on the link here. 

The Pet Dog Ambassador Program

The Pet Dog Ambassador (PDA) is a 5 step credentialing program for dog guardians to test their knowledge, skills and  ability to manage their canine companion in real life settings. Learn more

The aim of the credentialing program is to acknowledge the hard work and commitment that guardians and their dogs undertake to make their shared lives enjoyable. The program recognizes this team effort from a puppy’s very early training. 

Help us to encourage guardians to continue training and developing new skills, abilities and knowledge together as a team.  Join us, as an instructor you are licensed to hold and teach the PDA curriculums in your area and if you are an assessor then you can both teach and assess pet dogs in the program. 

A credentialing program for all levels of pet training and behavior consulting. PPAB offers the only Accredited Training Technician and Professional Canine Trainer certification for professionals who believe there is no place for shock, choke, prong, fear or intimidation in canine training and behavior practices. 

PPAB also offers the only psychometrically developed examination for Training & Behavior Consultants who also support these humane and scientific practices. Click here to learn more

Join PPG's Corporate Partner Program

If your company aligns itself with the Guiding Principles of the Pet Professional Guild, then we invite you to become a Corporate Partner. 

As a Corporate Partner you can expand your reach and grow your customer base through access to a core targeted market of pet industry business professionals. 

For more information please contact Kelly FaheyDownload our Corporate Partner Program Kit Want to join now? Click here

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