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One for the Birds

One for the Birds

Aviaries not only provide mental stimulation but are an ideal opportunity to train birds while surrounded by distractions.
Chat & Chuckle with Sandra Grossmann of The Feline Consultant

Chat & Chuckle with Sandra Grossmann of The Feline Consultant

Join PPG Feline Division Chair Laura Cassiday and Joanna Wachowiak-Finlaison, also with the PPG Feline Division, as they chat and chuckle with Sandra Grossmann of The Feline Consultant about ...
Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: Licensing vs. Industry Certification

Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: Licensing vs. Industry Certification

  This article is excerpted from the book, Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: A Model for Raising the Bar to Protect Professionals, Pets and Their People, authored by Niki J. Tudge, ...

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PPG Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #15 – Top Tips on How to Network and Spread the Mission

PPG Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #15 – Top Tips on How to Network and Spread the Mission

Join the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) Advocacy Panel for a discussion on Top Tips on How to Network and Spread the Mission Pet guardians and pet professionals, listen as panel members share their expertise in a fun, free-flowing format.   Your Moderator: PPG Advocacy Division Chair Don ...
When Cat Guardians (and Their Cats) Are at the End of Their Rope, Bonnie Comes to the Rescue

When Cat Guardians (and Their Cats) Are at the End of Their Rope, Bonnie Comes to the Rescue

In our ongoing series of PPG member profiles, BARKS Magazine features Bonnie Still of Real World Cat Consulting in Harrisonville, Missouri.
Chat & Chuckle with Veronica Boutelle and Gina Phairas of dogbiz

Chat & Chuckle with Veronica Boutelle and Gina Phairas of dogbiz

Join PPG's Kelly Fahey and PPG Canine Committee Chair Judy Luther as they chat and chuckle with Veronica Boutelle and Gina Phairas of dogbiz about their THRIVE! program. THRIVE! is an online program of dogbiz’s that provides group coaching and a supportive community to help R+ dog trainers and ...
Chat & Chuckle with Laura Cassiday of Pawsitive Vibes Cat Behavior and Training

Chat & Chuckle with Laura Cassiday of Pawsitive Vibes Cat Behavior and Training

Join Niki Tudge and PPG Feline Division Chair Laura Cassiday of Pawsitive Vibes Cat Behavior and Training as they chat about cat declawing, current legislation banning the procedure and ways to advocate for cats to keep their claws. Apologies in advance for some audio issues in this ...
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Maker of Shock Collar Products

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Maker of Shock Collar Products

By Niki Tudge Good news! A class-action lawsuit has been filed in California against Radio Systems, maker of shock collar products. The story has been picked up by Bloomberg Law and several other sites.   Excerpt from the filing:   "This is a consumer class action arising out ...
PPG Inclusivity Division Meetup – Celebrating LGBT History Month & World Mental Health Day

PPG Inclusivity Division Meetup – Celebrating LGBT History Month & World Mental Health Day

Join hosts Niki Tudge and Lorena Patti of PPG's Inclusivity Division as they celebrate LGBT History Month and World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10)! Featured guests are Lottie Bennett, Valarie Ross, Angel Rowe and Debbie Sheridan.   Listen to the Podcast here on a choice of platforms. Or ...
The Lost Art of Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable – An Urgent Need

The Lost Art of Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable – An Urgent Need

  By Niki Tudge As business owners, one of our fundamental responsibilities to our clients, our employees and our stakeholders is to ensure that we provide a workplace where civility is not only a priority, but a deep-rooted, daily cultural norm. Manners, respect, consideration, ...
Scent Work Works for Shelter Dogs

Scent Work Works for Shelter Dogs

Using scent work as part of enrichment programs in shelters can improve both welfare and adoption rates for dogs   by Rachel Lane You’ve probably heard people say that when you adopt a shelter dog, you adopt problems and bring home headaches—or another version of the same sentiment. I ...
Is It Time to Have a Business Meeting with Yourself?

Is It Time to Have a Business Meeting with Yourself?

  by Veronica Boutelle If you’ve ever had someone say to you, “Oh, you’re a dog trainer? It must be so fun to play with puppies all day!” and had to take a very deep breath, we get it. Running your own business, especially one that requires complex behavior work and client support, is a ...