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BARKS Podcast with Toni Clarke of Well Done Charlie Dog Training

BARKS Podcast with Toni Clarke of Well Done Charlie Dog Training

Join Niki Tudge and Rebekah King as they Chat & Chuckle with Toni Clarke of Well Done Charlie Dog Training, about how to develop and execute training plans to prepare pets to fly.   Listen to the Podcast with Toni Clarke here on your choice of platforms. Or just stay on this page ...
BARKS Podcast with Dr. Karen Becker, Author of ‘The Forever Dog’: January 14, 2022

BARKS Podcast with Dr. Karen Becker, Author of ‘The Forever Dog’: January 14, 2022

Join Niki Tudge and PPG Canine Committee chair Judy Luther for a very special Chat and Chuckle with Dr. Karen Becker. Dr. Becker is discussing her New York Times bestseller, The Forever Dog - ...
The Art and Science of Consent Testing

The Art and Science of Consent Testing

By Angelica Steinker Consent testing is the process of observing a dog’s body language to see if he is fine with whatever environmental change has been presented to him. It can be used ...

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All Hallows and…..All Positive

By Anna Bradley October 31 (and the following week up until November 5 here in the United Kingdom) might be exciting, colourful and full of fun and entertainment, particularly for youngsters, but for pets and pet parents it can be a stressful time. The issue has been compounded in recent ...

Encounter with a Poisonous Toad: How Positive Cues and Scent Games Saved the Day

In the early morning hours of a wet April in 2015, I found myself rushing my gorgeous Staffordshire bull terrier Jambo to the emergency vet. As a result of what happened on that stormy night, I shared our experience and the information that my veterinarian subsequently shared with me in a ...

A Miniature Puppet Master

By Bob McMillan I’d heard about dogs like Bentley—manipulative, ready to take over the house and quite likely the entire block, a mastermind who bends all other dogs to his will. Bentley was my first chance to observe a Svengali of the dog world in his native habitat, which in this case was ...

The Pet Professional Guild Position Statement on Cat Declawing

Introduction The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) believes that all cats have an intrinsic right to be treated humanely, to have each of their individual needs met, and to live in safe, enriched environments free from pain, force, and fear. Scratching is a natural feline behavior. Declawing ...

Position Statement on PPG’s Pet Industry Education Mandate

The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and its membership hold themselves accountable to a high standard of ethics, protocols and transparency. Since its inception in 2012, PPG has been unwavering and unequivocal about where it stands on equipment philosophy and training methods for pets. As such, ...

PPG Summit 2020 Sessions: Bunny Cooperative Care

BARKS presents session details from PPG's 2020 Summit and Multi-Species Workshop Events in Phoenix, Arizona Session Details: Presenter: Emily Cassell Session Title: HusBUNdry Basics: Language, Observation and Behavior in Bunny Cooperative Care Session Type: Arizona Humane Society Workshop ...

PPG Summit 2020 Sessions: Building Stronger Teams for the Shelter

BARKS presents session details from PPG's 2020 Summit and Multi-Species Workshop Events in Phoenix, Arizona Session Details: Presenter: Sherry Woodard Session Title: Building Stronger Teams for the Shelter, Community, Rescue, Adoptions, Daily Care and Enrichment Session Type: Lecture (1.5 ...

Pushing and Pulling are for Luggage, Not for Dogs

One of my recent puppy clients was a precocious fellow named Colt. He was hardly bigger than the family cat, and it was the first puppy the family ever had. From day one we covered all the basics of raising a puppy, with an emphasis on keeping things safe and fun, and applying the training ...

PPG Summit 2020 Sessions: How Emotions Impact the Outcome of Your Training 

BARKS presents session details from PPG's 2020 Summit and Multi-Species Workshop Events in Phoenix, Arizona Session Details: Presenter: Dr. Karolina Westlund Session Title: How Emotions Impact the Outcome of Your Training Session Type: Keynote Session (1.5 Hours) Emotional experiences ...