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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 & Scentability 3-Day Workshop Event - Scent Work for practical training and behavior solutions, Nov. ...
BARKS Podcast with Molly Neher and Jennifer Kolar of Atlas Assistance Dogs

BARKS Podcast with Molly Neher and Jennifer Kolar of Atlas Assistance Dogs

Join Niki Tudge and PPG Canine Committee chair Judy Luther as they Chat and Chuckle with Molly Neher and Jennifer Kolar of PPG corporate partner Atlas Assistance Dogs. Atlas Assistance Dogs ...
The Aftermath of “Boot Camp”

The Aftermath of “Boot Camp”

By Amanda Ballard   [At the time of writing] Kobe is an 18-month-old terrier cross, who is loved madly by his person, Lizzie. My private consultation session with them is the only ...

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Understanding Our Dogs: Separation Anxiety in Canines

By Animal Courses Direct How is your dog coping with changes during the pandemic? For many of us, the coronavirus and lockdown have brought a chance to spend more time with our beloved pets and families. Lots of dogs are benefitting from increased walks, interactions and new opportunities ...

BARKS Podcast with Dr. Eduardo J. Fernandez of the School of Behavior Analysis: July 17, 2020

Every Friday, PPG hosts a Facebook Live session for PPG members. On Friday, July 17, 2020 we hosted Dr. Eduardo J. Fernandez where we discussed science, ethics, bears, tigers, data collection and learned what three things Dr. Eduardo has on his desk at all times! Listen to Podcast here on a ...

Empowering Dogs and Humans to Have a Deeper, More Connected Relationship – One Harness at a Time

By Joan Hunter Mayer of PPG corporate partner Transpaw Gear® At TransPaw Gear®, our goal to help move society forward into a mutually respectful space between dogs and humans – thereby creating a pawsitive cultural shift. Walking together is one of the most basic activities dogs and the ...

COVID-19: 3 Tips for Dog Trainers on Adapting to the ‘New Normal’

By Susan Nilson Last month, the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) hosted a webinar with Anna York, BSc (Hon) PhD, Stephanie Perniciaro PhD MPH, Anne Wyllie PhD, Maikel Boot PhD, Chantal Vogels PhD MSc BSc, and Kayoko Shioda DVM MPH of the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut and Dr. ...

Living with a Dog Who’s Going Deaf

Buddha, my black Labrador, has always had a sharp sense of hearing.  Teaching him to respond to word cues was easy, and I also taught him several hand cues.  Doing so probably saved his life on one occasion. About eight years ago a solar panel system was installed on our barn roof.  That ...

Phoenix Blog Competition: Working to Address Stress

By Jerri Colonna  I am a shelter volunteer on the behavior and enrichment team at Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS) and we have worked very hard as volunteers to develop some great enrichment for our dogs. We are a very large inner city, open intake shelter and many of our dogs only ...

A Foot in the Door

By Tabitha Davies Shelter is defined as a place to rest, a place for comfort and a place for safety. But with 3.9 million dogs entering shelters and an average of 1.2 million of them being euthanized each year (Source: ASPCA), this is sadly not the case for many dogs in US shelters. Life in ...

Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis

By Veronica Boutelle I have loved and served this industry for 20 years, but I have never been prouder to be part of it than I am in this moment. I’m writing this from my home office in late April while sheltered in place. You’re probably reading it sometime in July. I’ve no way of ...

Target Practice

By Lara Joseph Training animals to target makes husbandry a lot less stressful and much safer. It is also a useful tool to have at your disposal in an emergency situation. But first, let’s define some of the terms: Targeting is getting an animal (or human) to touch a predetermined body ...