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BARKS Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #12 – Animal Emotions and Their Importance in Understanding Behavior

BARKS Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #12 – Animal Emotions and Their Importance in Understanding Behavior

Animal Emotions and Their Importance in Understanding Behavior   Join the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) Advocacy Panel for a discussion on Animal Emotions and Their Importance in Understanding Behavior. Pet guardians and pet professionals, we invite you to listen as panel members ...
BARKS Podcast with Valarie Ross from Sits ‘n Wiggles R+ Dog Training: February 18, 2022

BARKS Podcast with Valarie Ross from Sits ‘n Wiggles R+ Dog Training: February 18, 2022

Join Niki Tudge and PPG Canine Committee chair Judy Luther as they Chat and Chuckle with Valarie Ross of Sits 'n Wiggles - Positive Reinforcement Dog Training in Cleveland, Ohio. Listen as they ...
Aggression from Hearing Impairment?

Aggression from Hearing Impairment?

By Morag Heirs As any reputable behavior consultant will tell you, all animals presenting with a behavior problem should first be checked by a vet. As behavior consultants, we work on ...

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PPG Summit 2020 Sessions: Zen Games – Should I Stay or Should I Go?

BARKS presents session details from PPG's 2020 Summit and Workshops in Phoenix, Arizona Session Details: Presenter: Dr. Deborah Jones Session Title: Zen Games - Should I Stay or Should I Go? Session Type: Lecture/Lab (1.5 Hours) As trainers, we use Zen games as a way to teach dogs the ...

Dog Behaviour and Managing Our Frustrations

We wouldn't be human if frustration didn't sometimes creep in when managing our dogs, particularly when helping them overcome training and behavior related issues. I don't think it's possible not to experience these emotions and I never blame owners for feeling exasperated or at the end of ...

Feline Behavior Unmasked: Emesis in Cats – Common but Not Normal

By Dr. Liz Bales  Q: I have 2 cats. One throws up constantly. She has thicker fur (she a tortie) than the other. I try to brush her as often as I can but she's not a huge fan. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! A: This is such an important and misunderstood topic. We can help a lot ...

Official News Release: PPG Announces Virtual Summit to Celebrate Launch of New Pet Rescue Resource

April event will mark unveiling of Behavior and Welfare Toolkit, specifically designed to help increase adoption and retention rates in the shelter and rescue sector WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – February 17, 2020 -- The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has announced an educational Virtual Summit ...

The Five Freedoms and Shirley

I had planned to write about a different topic today, but life often gets in the way of our plans -- such as having to euthanize one of my pets yesterday. She was just shy of 15 years and that is very old, for sheep. Her name was Shirley and she has a story to tell. My wife and I first met ...

Jumping…A Perfectly Incompatible Solution!

As an animal behavior consultant, one of the most frequently asked questions I hear is, 'How do I stop my dog from jumping up?'  Now there are, of course, multiple reasons why dogs may jump up - excitement, learned responses to given contexts, continued reinforcement (whether intended or ...

Guess What – That Dog Video Is Probably Fake!

By Eileen Anderson Many of us are beguiled by videos where dogs appear to be doing something very human or beyond what we usually consider to be their intelligence level, and some creators of dog videos exploit this tendency to get clicks. They make it appear that the dog is doing ...

PPG Summit 2020 Sessions: Please Don’t Stress Me-owt! Feline Stress and Stressors in the Shelter, the Veterinary Clinic, and the Home

BARKS presents session details from PPG's 2020 Summit and Workshops in Phoenix, Arizona Session Details: Presenter: Paula Garber Session Title: Please Don’t Stress Me-owt! Feline Stress and Stressors in the Shelter, the Veterinary Clinic, and the Home Session Type: Lecture (1 Hour) The ...

PPG Summit 2020 Sessions: Building Positive Boundaries for the Refined Suburban Canine – Teaching Dogs to Enjoy Their Yards without the Need for Electronic Devices

BARKS presents session details from PPG's 2020 Summit and Workshops in Phoenix, Arizona *Early bird discount available if you register before January 31, 2020! Session Details: Presenters: Judy Luther and Niki Tudge Session Title: Building Positive Boundaries for the Refined Suburban ...