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Pet Professional Guild Launches New Divisional Member Meetups

Pet Professional Guild Launches New Divisional Member Meetups

Free Bimonthly Events Provide Members a Forum for Mentoring, Education and Support INVERNESS, Fla. – Aug. 19, 2022 – The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has launched free bimonthly divisional meetup events for its members. The events are designed to give members the opportunity to join in the ...
The Click Starts the Behavior

The Click Starts the Behavior

By Yvette Van Veen   A common expression used in clicker training is that the click “ends the behavior.” Rarely do we stop to think what this really means but it bears closer ...
Thunder, Lightning and Barometric Pressure

Thunder, Lightning and Barometric Pressure

By Carolyn Kocman   Owners and caretakers can almost always recognize phobia related behaviors. Shaking, drooling, panting, restlessness, pacing, clinging to owners and hiding are ...

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Overcoming Fear of Vet Visits

Overcoming Fear of Vet Visits

By Susan Nilson and Angelica Steinker  Based in Adelaide, Australia, Petra Edwards is currently working on her Ph.D, which focuses primarily on how dogs experience visits to the veterinary clinic while also looking at possible strategies that could be implemented to reduce or prevent ...
Lockdown Learning from Home

Lockdown Learning from Home

By Animal Courses Direct, a PPG corporate partner Short CPD Courses for Dog Lovers brought to you by Animal Courses Direct We know that things may be uncertain with a second lockdown, so now is more important than ever to keep our minds busy and make the most of the time at home. Whilst it ...
Waving Loudly

Waving Loudly

By Morag Heirs The automatic check-in is one of the most valuable skills to teach your deaf dog. There are a couple of different options, but the principle is to instill a strong habit of visually checking in with the handler at frequent intervals. The dog does not have to actually come ...
The Fearful Rescue Dog Who Changed My Life

The Fearful Rescue Dog Who Changed My Life

By Gloria Schmidt *This post is the Pet Professional Guild runner up entry in our Geek Week 2020 Writers’ Competition* Back in 2011, I had accepted a job at St. Jude Children’s Research hospital that required moving to a new state, 13 hours away from home, to a place where I initially knew ...
Rethinking Dominance in Horses

Rethinking Dominance in Horses

By Dorothy Heffernan In 21st century horse keeping, we require a range of behaviors from our horses. Some of these involve the horse staying near us and not leaving, such as grooming, tacking up, leading, waiting to have a head collar, halter or bridle put on, not moving away when we climb ...
Good Kharma: Lessons from a Retired Greyhound

Good Kharma: Lessons from a Retired Greyhound

By Devene Godau *This post is the Pet Professional Guild winning entry in our Geek Week 2020 Writers’ Competition* I thought I knew everything there was to know about dogs. As a child I read everything I could and in my teens I spent my spare time working in a boarding kennel. All I ...
BARKS Podcast with Denise O’Moore of INTO Dogs: October 22, 2020

BARKS Podcast with Denise O’Moore of INTO Dogs: October 22, 2020

Niki Tudge, PPG president, and Denise O'Moore, chair of INTO Dogs, talk all things Geek Week! INTODogs is one of the co-hosting organizations for Geek Week, an international virtual educational event for pet training and behavior professionals, taking place on November 11-15, 2020. See Geek ...
How to Choose a Harness for Your Dog

How to Choose a Harness for Your Dog

By Joan Hunter Mayer of PPG corporate partner Transpaw Gear® Dog harnesses are a commonly chosen item, but the amount of dog gear for sale can make a pet parent’s head spin! Why choose harnesses over collars for attaching the leash on walks and adventures? And how do you choose the right ...
Getting Willow: How the Loss of One Dog Taught Me How to Grieve and Love Again

Getting Willow: How the Loss of One Dog Taught Me How to Grieve and Love Again

By Sonya Bevan *This post is the Pet Professional Guild Australia winning entry in our Geek Week 2020 Writers’ Competition* I lost the love of my life on my birthday. I chose the day to sit by her side and say farewell. Although it felt like I had no choice. Zuri, my Rhodesian Ridgeback ...