From the Editor

As any animal trainer worth their salt will tell you, always end on a high note. No matter how short the training ...
A Beautiful Life with a Visually Impaired Dog

A Beautiful Life with a Visually Impaired Dog

This interview features Lutz, Florida-based trainer Angelica Steinker explaining how she discovered that her new ...
Examining Training Methods

Examining Training Methods

This article delves into the differences of opinion regarding the philosophical approach and structure toward pet ...
Punishment in Animal Training

Punishment in Animal Training

This article examines the growing body of research indicating that reward-based training, and the subsequent ...
Advocating for Humane Techniques

Advocating for Humane Techniques

This article examines the scientific data on aversive dog training methods, and discusses: Potential fallout such ...

#PPGSummit 2015: The Future Is Now

At times, with all the cruelty and destruction in the world, it can seem disheartening for pet professionals who ...

The Best Laid Plans: Adding a New Dog to the Fold

How to introduce a new dog or cat to a home with resident pets has been well-documented by many an expert. ...

What Does “Aggressive” Look Like Anyway?

I was recently looking for photos of dogs displaying “aggressive behavior” for an article in BARKS from the Guild, ...

Resource Guarding: Knowing the Signs

Daisy was a serial resource guarder. Whether this was genetics, early learning, her experiences living rough or ...

Understanding Canine Body Language Essential to Preventing Dog Bites

The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) is promoting education and a better understanding of canine body language as ...