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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.


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About BARKS from the Guild

Published six times per year and managed by Susan Nilson, BARKS from the Guild is the official bi-monthly trade journal published by the Pet Professional Guild and covers all things animal behavior and training, pet care, canine, feline, equine, avian, pocket pets, and exotics, as well as business, sales, marketing and consulting. A must-read for animal behavior, training and pet care professionals! The digital version of BARKS is currently distributed free to all members.

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Pet Professional Guild opens registrations for inaugural Australia summit

2018 Sydney convention guarantees three full days of high level education and networking opportunities for pet training and behavior professionals

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. - Aug. 13, 2017 - PRLog -- The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has opened registrations for its inaugural Australia summit, due to take place at the Bankstown Sports Club in Sydney, New South Wales, on July 27-29, 2018. Aimed predominantly at pet industry training and behavior professionals, the principle goals of the event are to build a greater awareness of PPG as the go-to organization for force-free training professionals, to build a stronger collaboration amongst said professionals, and to build communication and networking opportunities with the veterinary community, as well as provide a high standard of continuing education opportunities for pet professionals.

A number of key international speakers have already been secured for the event, including Janis Bradley, communications and publications director of the National Canine Research Council, professional guide dog trainer Michele Pouliot, and applied animal behaviorist Kathy Sdao, who are all based in the United States. United States-based PPG founder and president Niki Tudge will also present at the summit and deliver the opening address. They will be joined by a select group of Australia-based pet behavior, pet care and training specialists, including Dr. Kat Gregory, Louise Ginman, Louise Newman, Alexis Davison, Laura Ryder and PPG Australia (PPGA) president Barbara Hodel, in what will be a mix of lectures and applied behavior analysis workshops.


For more information on PPG's 2018 Australian summit, see https://petprofessionalguild.com/Pet-Industry-Summit-Sydn.... For more information on Pet Professional Guild Australia, see https://www.ppgaustralia.net.au.

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