The Pet Professional Guild British Isles

The Association for Force-Free Pet Professionals

Representing Pet Trainers, Pet Behavior Consultants, Pet Care Service Providers & Veterinarians
 Across the British Isles


 The Force-Free Accreditation Program

Competence is Mission Critical!

Pet Owners

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

About The 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.

Guild News

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

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

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