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Meet a Dog Lover Who Pursued a Calling and Now Creates Wonderful R+ Transformations

Meet a Dog Lover Who Pursued a Calling and Now Creates Wonderful R+ Transformations

In our ongoing series of PPG member profiles, BARKS features Aaron Jones of AJ’s Waggin’ Train in Katy, Texas Aaron is a member of PPG’s Inclusivity Division and Shelter and Rescue Division, and he also serves on PPG’s Advocacy Panel. Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself, how you ...
BARKS Podcast with Dr Robert and Karen Hewings

BARKS Podcast with Dr Robert and Karen Hewings

Join Niki Tudge and PPG Canine Committee Chair Judy Luther to Chat & Chuckle with Dr. Robert and Karen Hewings. Learn all about the upcoming PPG Scent Fest events: Your Scent & ...
You Can Still Help the Animals of Ukraine Survive the War

You Can Still Help the Animals of Ukraine Survive the War

Quick Link: Help Animals Survive the War in Ukraine (Click on link to donate.) Latest updates on the Help Animals Survive the War in Ukraine fundraiser A Letter from Dr. Marina Bayeva: On ...

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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 life skills using positive reinforcement-based ...
BARKS Podcast with Geek Week Presenters Dr. Laura Donaldson, Simone Mueller, and Dr. Holly Tett

BARKS Podcast with Geek Week Presenters Dr. Laura Donaldson, Simone Mueller, and Dr. Holly Tett

Join Niki Tudge as she Chats and Chuckles with Dr. Laura Donaldson, Simone Mueller, and Dr. Holly Tett about their planned sessions for Geek Week 2021. Listen as they explore their topics and what registrants can expect to learn from each of their sessions. Listen to the Podcast here on a ...
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 and emotional investment that you and your team ...
BARKS News – August 2021

BARKS News – August 2021

Listen to the August 2021 edition of BARKS News! Highlights include: PPG Advocacy Panel Shock-Free Coalition ‘Tag It’ Competition Winners Volunteers needed for new Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals Committee New PPG Corporate Partner: UnChase PPG board and staff news ...
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

By Rachel Brix  Depending on the area you are looking in, there may be a variety of boarding facilities to choose from, so it can be a daunting task to try to figure out which one is the best place for your dog to stay. Budget is, of course, always a consideration, but beyond that how do you ...
The Physical Effects of Harmful Training Devices

The Physical Effects of Harmful Training Devices

By Niki Tudge and Susan Nilson* In addition to the potential psychological effects of using training devices that cause pain or evoke fear, there is also the issue of possible physical damage to consider. We present here a variety of perspectives offered by veterinarians, canine research ...
Grab the Positives and Keep Going!

Grab the Positives and Keep Going!

I don't know what it is lately… Maybe it is something to do with the pandemic and all the associated stress, but recently I have met a lot of pet owners who are really struggling. I don't know how much of a thing this is generally, but I am definitely coming across a growing number of ...
Is Love Enough?

Is Love Enough?

By June Pennell I would love to be able to say that love is enough to help a troubled dog. Indeed, perhaps it is enough for a dog without any behavior issues or a troubled background. Perhaps. But although the idea that you can help a dog (in this case, one who is reactive towards other ...
Pet Professional Guild Establishes Advocacy Panel to Broaden Educational Reach

Pet Professional Guild Establishes Advocacy Panel to Broaden Educational Reach

OFFICIAL PPG NEWS RELEASE | LECANTO, Fla. - July 29, 2021 - The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has established an Advocacy Panel as part of its key mission to support pet guardian education and make it accessible to a wider audience. PPG considers it to be critical that pet guardians are ...