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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 ...
Scent Success: Giving Scent Work a Second Chance

Scent Success: Giving Scent Work a Second Chance

Congratulations to Shelley Doane! This post won runner up in the 2022 Canine Scent Writing Competition. I started getting interested in canine scent work with my dogs a few years ago. It ...
Chat & Chuckle with Irith Bloom of The Sophisticated Dog

Chat & Chuckle with Irith Bloom of The Sophisticated Dog

Join Niki Tudge and PPG Canine Division Chair Judy Luther to Chat & Chuckle with Irith Bloom. Irith is the owner of The Sophisticated Dog and offers virtual, online training for dogs and ...

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Stuck in the Mud

Stuck in the Mud

By Lara Joseph Mini, pocket and teacup are all adjectives used to describe pigs and are specifically designed to impart a certain image to any potential pet pig owner. What might one think of when one hears the word "mini?" 'Something weighing under five pounds' might come to mind, or ...
Happy Holidays…for Dogs too!

Happy Holidays…for Dogs too!

It can be so easy in all the madness and mayhem to overlook our dogs’ needs over the holiday period. Certainly, I always have an influx of inquiries at the beginning of a new year because a dog's behavior has regressed in some way. Of course, we can't expect ourselves to be 'on it' 100% of ...
BARKS Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #5 – Meeting People Where They Are to Facilitate Change

BARKS Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #5 – Meeting People Where They Are to Facilitate Change

Meeting People Where They Are to Facilitate Change Join the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) Advocacy Panel for a discussion on Meeting People Where They Are to Facilitate Change. Pet guardians and pet professionals, listen as panel members share their expertise in a fun, free-flowing ...
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 with Your Local Veterinarians, Your PPG Advocacy ...
BARKS Podcast with Molly Kelsey of The Cat Counsellor: December 10, 2021

BARKS Podcast with Molly Kelsey of The Cat Counsellor: December 10, 2021

Join Niki Tudge as she chats with Molly Kelsey of The Cat Counsellor about feline enrichment and socialization...and much more!  Listen to the Podcast here on a choice of platforms. Or simply click ‘Play’ below. About Molly Kelsey CVn ISFM AdvCertFB Since a young age, Molly has loved, and ...
The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture

By Morag Heirs Within my day to day life as a canine professional, I am regularly asked for advice on cases where standard training approaches seem to be failing. In some of these cases, deafness or visual impairment is also part of the picture. The case* I will talk about here illustrates ...
BARKS Podcast with Veronica Sanchez of Cooperative Paws Service Dog Education: December 3, 2021

BARKS Podcast with Veronica Sanchez of Cooperative Paws Service Dog Education: December 3, 2021

Join Niki Tudge as she chats with Veronica Sanchez of Cooperative Paws Service Dog Education about service dog certification.   Listen to Podcast here on a choice of platforms. Or simply click ‘Play’ below. Veronica Sanchez M.Ed CABC CPDT-KA is the founder of the Cooperative Paws Service ...
Thinking Outside the Shelter

Thinking Outside the Shelter

By Melissa Taylor  Like many shelters, my shelter, Friends For Life Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas, relies heavily on volunteers to meet the needs of program animals. In 2019, our volunteers donated 21,046 hours – enough to replace 10 full-time employees. Every day, these generous ...
BARKS Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #4 – “Being Nicer” While Advocating

BARKS Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #4 – “Being Nicer” While Advocating

"Being Nicer" While Advocating Join the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) Advocacy Panel for a discussion on "Being Nicer" While Advocating. Pet guardians and pet professionals, listen as panel members share their expertise in a fun, free-flowing format. Your Moderator: PPG Advocacy Committee ...