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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, Susan J. Nilson, Debra A. Millikan and Louise A. Stapleton-Frappell (pp. 14-21). The book is available ...
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 ...

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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 ...
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 ...
Ask the Experts: How to Break Up With a Client

Ask the Experts: How to Break Up With a Client

  by Veronica Boutelle   Dear dogbiz, I pride myself on being able to work effectively with my clients, even when it’s tough. And generally, that’s what happens. Recently, however, I’ve been working with a new client and it’s become ...
Ask the Experts: A Little Bit of Magic

Ask the Experts: A Little Bit of Magic

Veronica Boutelle of PPG corporate partner dogbiz talks cancellation policies and how to make them stick
PPG Advocacy Panel: Making Education More Accessible

PPG Advocacy Panel: Making Education More Accessible

By Susan Nilson The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) Advocacy Panel was launched in August and has already held its first three sessions, where the panel discussed How To Best Advocate for Positive Reinforcement Methods, How to Reach and Work ...
Why Counterconditioning “Doesn’t Work”

Why Counterconditioning “Doesn’t Work”

By Angelica Steinker A common criticism of counterconditioning is that it does not work. While there can be many reasons why a behavior modification protocol based on counterconditioning fails, it is, in fact, almost always user error. Here ...
Pet Professional Guild Announces Corporate Partnership with Zigzag Puppy Training App

Pet Professional Guild Announces Corporate Partnership with Zigzag Puppy Training App

OFFICIAL PPG NEWS RELEASE | LECANTO, Fla. - Aug. 23, 2021 - PRLog -- The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has announced a new corporate partnership with Zigzag, an all-in-one puppy training app designed to help puppy parents teach their pups core ...
An Open Letter to Animal Shelters and Rescues

An Open Letter to Animal Shelters and Rescues

By the Pet Professional Guild Geek Week 2021 "For the Love of Rescue": Supporting Shelter and Rescue Continued Professional Development A day does not go by where we, the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) do not see and recognize all the hard work ...