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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 other pets.   Listen to the Podcast with Irith Bloom here on your choice of ...
Help the Animals in Ukraine – Inspiring Fundraiser Update

Help the Animals in Ukraine – Inspiring Fundraiser Update

By Dr. Marina Bayeva   Dear Supporters, I am happy to bring you the latest update for the Help Animals Survive the War in Ukraine fundraiser - both the big picture and the ...
The Value of Non-Verbal Communication

The Value of Non-Verbal Communication

By Angelica Steinker   Consent testing is an informal experiment which allows a dog to offer consent regarding a specific situation. Via her body language the dog communicates a ...

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BARKS Podcast with Veronica Sanchez of Cooperative Paws Service Dog Education: January 9, 2021

BARKS Podcast with Veronica Sanchez of Cooperative Paws Service Dog Education: January 9, 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 ...
Eat, PURR, Love

Eat, PURR, Love

By Andrea Carne Read the next sentence very carefully (and with a large pinch of salt): Feeding your cat one meal a day might be best. I can almost hear the gasps from cat guardians across the world! “Feed my cat once a day? Are you crazy?” I hear you say. “What do I do when I get the 5 ...
How to Become a Better Animal Trainer

How to Become a Better Animal Trainer

By Karolina Westlund Ph.D. of PPG corporate partner Illis Animal Behaviour Consulting It took me years to realize this, but there are some approaches that really propelled my learning about animal behaviour management in general, and animal training specifically. Here are the four tactics ...
Managing an Aggressive,  Fearful, or Reactive Dog

Managing an Aggressive, Fearful, or Reactive Dog

By Don Hanson When you have a dog that is exhibiting aggressive behavior, you have a responsibility to keep yourself, your family, your pets, and your community safe. A dog that is behaving aggressively is experiencing some form of emotional stress, so it is your responsibility to identify ...
BARKS Podcast with Dr. Hannah Capon of Canine Arthritis Management: December 21, 2020

BARKS Podcast with Dr. Hannah Capon of Canine Arthritis Management: December 21, 2020

Join PPG president Niki Tudge and Canine Arthritis Management (CAM) founder Dr. Hannah Capon (right) as they discuss the newly launched CAMadvocate Program. The CAMadvocate Program is the only comprehensive course for canine professionals on the market. Taught by veterinary ...
The One Thing No Amount of Studying Can Teach You about Dogs

The One Thing No Amount of Studying Can Teach You about Dogs

By Michelle Underwood *This post is a selected entry from the Pet Professional Guild Writers’ Competition for Geek Week 2020* Observing dogs, particularly my own, is one of my favorite pastimes. I love how we can try and understand their world, but we sometimes have no idea what they are ...
Maintaining a Rewarding Relationship with Your Dog

Maintaining a Rewarding Relationship with Your Dog

By Tiff Shao *This post is a selected entry from the Pet Professional Guild Writers’ Competition for Geek Week 2020 * The aquamarine waters looked extra enticing as we approached the river crossing. It was a hot August day and the previous section of the trail offered no shade. My dog ...
My Service Dog Changed My Life – And I Didn’t Even Want Her

My Service Dog Changed My Life – And I Didn’t Even Want Her

By Aida Garcia *This post is a selected entry from the Pet Professional Guild Writers’ Competition for Geek Week 2020 * I am a disabled combat veteran. At one time, I lived and breathed the Marine Corps. From the day I stepped foot on the yellow footprints, I had no doubt this was what I ...
How Good Are You at Assessing Your Animal’s Emotional State?

How Good Are You at Assessing Your Animal’s Emotional State?

By Karolina Westlund Ph.D. of PPG corporate partner Illis Animal Behaviour Consulting I recently did a little experiment on Facebook. First, my friends and followers helped me name the company’s new mascot, and they also told me what species he was. Apparently, he’s a racado ...