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Pet Professional Guild Announces 2023 Summit, Invites Proposals for Academic Sessions and Skill Labs

Pet Professional Guild Announces 2023 Summit, Invites Proposals for Academic Sessions and Skill Labs

Event to take place at the Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix, November 1-5 INVERNESS, Fla. – Sept. 29, 2022 – The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has announced that its 2023 Summit will take place November 1-5, 2023, at the Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix. The in-person event will also be ...
Pet Professional Guild Appoints New Editor of BARKS from the Guild

Pet Professional Guild Appoints New Editor of BARKS from the Guild

INVERNESS, Fla. - Aug. 3, 2022 - PRLog -- The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has appointed New York-based cat behavior consultant Paula Garber as editor of its trade publication BARKS from the ...
The Impact of Canine DNA Testing: Mapping the Future

The Impact of Canine DNA Testing: Mapping the Future

  In May 2016, Embark launched its comprehensive pet genetic test in partnership with the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. According to Embark’s website, the ...

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A Life without Pets

A Life without Pets

By Fiona De Rosa and Fiona Warton  As the aging population of the western world increases, more people are finding themselves moving from their own homes and into aged care accommodations. This can mean that companion animals get left behind, with the new living arrangements unable to ...
Stimulation for Psittacines

Stimulation for Psittacines

By Amy Martin Physical and mental stimulation is vital to every species on the planet. Squid, poison dart frogs, pigs, rats, cats, tortoises, spiders, jaguars, sheep, dogs, ferrets, parrots, you name it, they all need daily stimulation. Enrichment is a fundamental component of responsible, ...
BARKS Podcast with Zazie Todd of Companion Animal Psychology: July 16, 2021

BARKS Podcast with Zazie Todd of Companion Animal Psychology: July 16, 2021

PPG president Niki Tudge chats to Zazie Todd, animal behavior expert and award-winning author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy, and creator of the Companion Animal Psychology blog. Listen to Podcast here on a choice of platforms. Or simply click ‘Play’ below.   Zazie ...
BARKS News – July 2021

BARKS News – July 2021

Listen to the July 2021 edition of BARKS News! Highlights include: Geek Week 2021 – Early Bird discount available till July 31, 2021! / Special options for shelter and rescue / Schedule now available / First scholarship tickets awarded Upcoming Facebook Live events This month’s Cat and ...
BARKS Podcast with Helen Phillips and Jules Morgan of The Gun Dog Trainers Academy: July 9, 2021

BARKS Podcast with Helen Phillips and Jules Morgan of The Gun Dog Trainers Academy: July 9, 2021

Helen Phillips and Jules Morgan of PPG corporate partner Gundog Trainers Academy chat about positive gundog training and the increasing demand for ethical gundog training, as well as all the great work they are doing in the UK. Listen to Podcast here on a choice of platforms. Or simply click ...
Meet Geek Week 2021 – The Sequel

Meet Geek Week 2021 – The Sequel

By the Pet Professional Guild We’re Back – and Better than Ever! Geek Week: November 13-17, 2021  Early Bird Discount till July 31! We had so much fun last year and learned so much about hosting virtual events that we only had one choice: hit the replay button to bring you Geek Week 2021 – ...
The Problem with “Furry  Little Humans”

The Problem with “Furry Little Humans”

By Andrea Carne Let’s open this discussion with the whole cats vs. dogs “thing.” Honestly, why do we continue to debate this ongoing battle of the species? Social media is filled with cartoons and memes depicting the supposedly obvious differences and, while I can enjoy the funny side as ...
5 Ways to Streamline Your Business as a Pet Professional

5 Ways to Streamline Your Business as a Pet Professional

By PPG corporate partner, PocketSuite One of the big lessons  for pet professionals in the last year and a half is that even a pandemic doesn't have to tank your business. While many other sectors suffered, pet professionals benefited from the "pandemic puppy" trend,  which created even ...
Lessons in Empathy

Lessons in Empathy

By Kathy Wolff According to Wikipedia (2021), empathy is the “capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another's position. Definitions of empathy encompass a broad range of emotional ...