Empowering Dogs and Humans to Have a Deeper, More Connected Relationship – One Harness at a Time

By Joan Hunter Mayer of PPG corporate partner Transpaw Gear® At TransPaw Gear®, our goal to help move society ...

COVID-19: 3 Tips for Dog Trainers on Adapting to the ‘New Normal’

By Susan Nilson Last month, the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) hosted a webinar with Anna York, BSc (Hon) PhD, ...

Phoenix Blog Competition: Working to Address Stress

By Jerri Colonna  I am a shelter volunteer on the behavior and enrichment team at Indianapolis Animal Care ...

A Foot in the Door

By Tabitha Davies Shelter is defined as a place to rest, a place for comfort and a place for safety. But with ...

Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis

By Veronica Boutelle I have loved and served this industry for 20 years, but I have never been prouder to be ...
Harassment? Or Assault?

Harassment? Or Assault?

The majority of pet trainers, behavior consultants and pet industry service providers are self-employed or ...
Raising a Puppy

Raising a Puppy

Think of your relationship with you puppy as a bank account. Every positive interaction is a deposit and every ...
Dog Guardian Etiquette

Dog Guardian Etiquette

Let’s say you have a dog who loves to charge about but is also a complete softie (I do!). He’s in area where it’s ...
Pets and Road Safety

Pets and Road Safety

To demonstrate the necessity of safely securing pets while travelling, the Royal Automobile Club of Spain (RACE) ...
Developing Food Manners

Developing Food Manners

Food manners develop over time and are dependent on your clarity and consistency in the management and delivery of ...
Technique vs. Emotional  Involvement: Finding  the Balance

Technique vs. Emotional Involvement: Finding the Balance

Handlers have an obligation to be trustworthy for their dogs. A handler who is calm and affectionate at times but ...
Respect, Routines and Redirection

Respect, Routines and Redirection

Knowing when they will be fed, when the humans leave for work or school and return, when the humans go to bed and ...