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

30 Reasons To Join The Pet Professional Guild British Isles.
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  1. The only membership organisation for professionals who subscribe to the view that aversive methods should never be used - or even deemed necessary - in the training or behaviour modification of any animal.
  2. An organisation that stands up for what you believe in with ongoing advocacy initiatives, and backs it all up with the latest scientific research and peer-reviewed studies. All members agree to abide by PPG's Guiding Principles.
  3. PPG World Service monthly member live radio and podcasts.
  4. Access to discounted professional accreditation to the highest standard through The Pet Professional Accreditation Board.
  5. A prestigious recognised membership affiliation with international reach throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
  6. Affiliation with the Journal of Veterinary Behavior and discounted subscription rates.
  7. Access to our Trade Mark ‘The Pet Professional Guild, The Association of Force-Free Pet Professionals.’
  8. An electronic copy of our Proud to Be a Member Badge.
  9. The PPGBi membership certificate.
  10. Take advantage of local benefits while still reaping the rewards of being part of a global organisation.
  11. Access to a minimum of one FREE educational webinar or webcast each month.
  12. Continued Educational Units via our discounted webinars and access to PPGBI’s online archive of educational material.
  13. Discounted educational programmes via third party providers.
  14. Discounted pricing on print materials, marketing collateral and sales aids.
  15. A bi-monthly FREE online copy of our "BARKS from the Guild" publication for training and behaviour professionals.
  16. Networking opportunities with fellow members.
  17. Public relations and news releases.
  18. Community outreach programmes.
  19. PPGBi branded client handouts.
  20. Personalised marketing tools and educational handouts.
  21. Multiple vendor discounts across pet industry partners.
  22. Networking in the PPGBI members’ Facebook group, a positive and engaging area for industry discussion, support and advice.
  23. Provisional member mentoring in our PPG Mentoring Zone on Facebook.
  24. The International Celebration of Force-Free Training and Pet Care (various competitions and events held on or around February 17 each year).
  25. Affiliation with Animal Wellness Magazine providing member discounts.
  26. Special member rates at PPG’s 2015 Educational Summit in Tampa, Florida.
  27. Annual Pet Industry Annual Survey.
  28. Full business listing on our PPGBI website with post code locator search feature.
  29. Access to join or partner launch a PPG local area chapter.
  30. Access to business webinars to help you market and operate your business. 


Benefits & Programmes Being Rolled Out In 2016

  • A PPG Licensed product for group class instruction - November 2015
  • Media Ambassador Programme
  • Membership Awards
  • PPG Member Advocacy Programme


Additional Benefits

  • Your business registered on the PPGBI website makes it easy for customers to find you and they will be fully confident that you are ‘force-free’ forever and your professional colleagues and vendors can recommend you without hesitation, knowing what your business philosophy and ethics are.
  • You will have the support and camaraderie of your professional ‘force-free’ colleagues. You will be part of a team so even though you are running your business on your own, you’ll never be alone. Help is just an email, phone call or text message away.
  • You will gain access to some of the industry’s leading experts. PPGBI members and advisers come from a wide variety of skills and specialties and some the industry’s most accomplished individuals are represented on the PPGBI Steering Committee and Special Council.
  • You will be given educational opportunities to ensure you stay current with the latest business processes, learning theory research and best industry practices keeping you on the cutting edge of your career…
  • You will be affiliated with and participate in an organisation whose business ethics and pet care philosophy, mission, vision and values are clearly stated, unchanging and reflect your principles.
  • You will be able to access a growing list of benefits, perks, discounts, incentives and services that will support your personal and professional goals making your life more fulfilling, more fun and more profitable.
  • You will be able to participate in the PPGBI mentoring programmes. Remember, whatever stage you’re at in your business development, there is always something more to learn and the PPGBI is here to help.
  • You will gain more control over your life, business and career by using the resources the PPGBI provides.
  • You will belong to an organisation where membership stands for something so you can proudly tell the world, ‘I’m a member of the Guild'.


So, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work with leading industry experts. Don’t lose clients who demand ‘force-free’ training and pet care for their beloved furry family members. Don’t leave any of the great PPGBI benefits unclaimed. Don’t be left behind in our growing, dynamic industry. It all begins with your membership in the Pet Professional Guild British Isles. Join the PPGBI Today


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