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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 began with an introductory class taught by a fellow trainer. It was an interesting class with lots of ...
BARKS Podcast with Rosie Robinson of Wuf Design

BARKS Podcast with Rosie Robinson of Wuf Design

Join Niki Tudge and PPG Canine Committee chair Judy Luther as they Chat and Chuckle with Rosie Robinson of Wuf Design in the UK about websites, lead generation, Google, and so much ...
BARKS Podcast with Barbara Hodel of Goodog Positive Dog Training

BARKS Podcast with Barbara Hodel of Goodog Positive Dog Training

Join Niki Tudge and PPG Canine Committee chair Judy Luther as they Chat and Chuckle with Barbara Hodel of Goodog Positive Dog Training in Bayview, New South Wales, Australia about all things ...

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BARKS Podcast with Leslie McDevitt of Control Unleashed®: February 5, 2021

BARKS Podcast with Leslie McDevitt of Control Unleashed®: February 5, 2021

Join Niki Tudge as she Chats and Chuckles with Leslie McDevitt about the upcoming educational event Reactive to Relaxed: Next Steps in Control Unleashed.  Reactive to Relaxed: Next Steps in Control Unleashed will take place virtually on March 8, 10 and 12, 2021 – three webinars with 6 hours of ...
It’s a Dog’s Life

It’s a Dog’s Life

By Cecilia Sumner Not surprisingly, I love living with dogs. I embrace their essential dogginess. Barking, jumping, digging, hunting, these are all normal canine behaviors. I recognize I need to provide an outlet for these behaviors to keep my dogs happy and stress-free. Many pet owners ...
How to Start A Dog Grooming Career

How to Start A Dog Grooming Career

By Karen, Canine Studies Tutor at Animal Courses Direct, a PPG Corporate Partner Dog grooming can be a wonderful, pleasant experience both for the dog and the groomer. It provides so many benefits and can help create wonderful bonds between man and man’s best friend! Dog grooming covers a ...
Pit Bull Pete: One Dog’s  Journey with Fear

Pit Bull Pete: One Dog’s Journey with Fear

By Daniel Antolec  As an accredited professional dog trainer and certified canine behavior consultant I have devoted myself to helping anxious and fearful dogs. My journey on that path began on August 28, 2012 when I first began working with Ranger, a two-year-old Australian shepherd who ...
BARKS Podcast with Claire Staines of Lothlorien Dog Services: January 22, 2021

BARKS Podcast with Claire Staines of Lothlorien Dog Services: January 22, 2021

Join Niki Tudge as she Chats and Chuckles with Claire Staines of Lothlorien Dog Services in Linlithgow, Scotland, UK about all things UK dog training and behavior.  Listen to Podcast here on a choice of platforms. Or simply click ‘Play’ below.   Claire Staines is an accredited professional ...
Banking the Positive

Banking the Positive

'Banking the Positive' is actually a comment I wish I could take credit for, but it's actually something one of my clients said. She came up with it during a conversation we were having about her dog during some walk and train sessions. The phrase perfectly captures several concepts ...
The Power of Play

The Power of Play

By Margo Patrick *This post is a selected entry from the Pet Professional Guild Writers’ Competition for Geek Week 2020* My goal is to educate and facilitate health, wellness and communication through building or repairing the relationship known as the human animal bond, utilizing ...
Once More, with Feeling

Once More, with Feeling

By Andrea Carne A friend gave me a coffee cup some time ago which reads, “Cats know how you feel…they don’t care, but they know.” Well, recent research reveals that such comical turns of phrase are untrue. Not only can cats perceive our emotional state, but they will react accordingly ...
BARKS Podcast with Julie Brewer of Little Tykes Dog Hub: January 8, 2021

BARKS Podcast with Julie Brewer of Little Tykes Dog Hub: January 8, 2021

Join Niki Tudge as she Chats and Chuckles with Julie Brewer of Little Tykes Dog Hub in Grimsby, UK about positive reinforcement training and the way to best engage and educate clients.  Listen to Podcast here on a choice of platforms. Or simply click ‘Play’ below. Julie Brewer has a master's ...