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BARKS Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #10 – Recognizing Microaggressions

BARKS Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #10 – Recognizing Microaggressions

Recognizing Microaggressions So They Can Be Managed and Avoided   Join the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) Advocacy Panel for a discussion on Recognizing Microaggressions So They Can Be Managed and Avoided Pet guardians and pet professionals, listen as panel members share their ...
First Impressions

First Impressions

By Yvette Van Veen Fourteen years ago, a series of serendipitous events led me toward a career working with feral and roaming dogs. At that time, free-roaming dogs were not a common ...
BARKS Podcast with Geek Week Presenters Dr. Lisa Radosta, Melissa Taylor, Alexandra Santos and Louise Stapleton-Frappell

BARKS Podcast with Geek Week Presenters Dr. Lisa Radosta, Melissa Taylor, Alexandra Santos and Louise Stapleton-Frappell

Join Niki Tudge and Denise O'Moore as they Chat and Chuckle with Dr. Lisa Radosta, Melissa Taylor, Alexandra Santos and Louise Stapleton-Frappell about their planned sessions for Geek Week 2021. ...

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How to Make Your Training Work!

All dogs can learn amazing things. Sometimes it's us (maybe more than sometimes!) who don't allow our dogs to fulfill their full potential, for whatever reason - time, other commitments, know-how etc. I want to look at a few things here that can help you make your training work better, just ...

Pet Professional Guild announces junior membership and accreditation program

New levels aim to ensure next generation of pet professionals is educated in force-free, ethical, scientifically sound training methods; first 20 to register sign up for free NEWS RELEASE - WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. - Aug. 22, 2018: The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has launched a junior ...

Distinguishing Night from Day

By Debbie Bauer Some people living with blind/deaf dogs report that their dogs have trouble staying asleep all night.  Often their dogs will wake them during the night and can't seem to settle back down to sleep. If your blind/deaf dog is unable to distinguish between light and dark, it ...

Reading List for Dog Owners

When I got my first dog in 1983 I knew nothing about living with dogs, so naturally I got a puppy.  Needless to say I knew even less about raising a puppy.  Samantha relied upon me to teach her, and I relied upon the only source available at the time: a book. If there were local dog ...

Human vs. Canine Behavior: A Brief Comparison

By Joanne Ometz “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” - Mark Twain This quote has become ubiquitous. It is on coffee mugs, bumper stickers, and T-shirts. But why do so many people feel this way about members of our own species? And why do we attribute such high standards ...

BARKS Podcast with David Shade – August 1, 2018

Guest: David Shade of At Attention Dog Training; United States military veteran. Topics: Shade's articles in BARKS, The Best I Can Be and Lulu's Lottery: Life Lessons from a Boxer, that detail his journey, which started out using aversive methods, to becoming the force-free trainer he is ...

Ask Your Dog Questions – Overshadowing 2

By Yvette Van Veen How to ask your dog questions…overshadowing part two. My last blog introduced the concept of overshadowing by offering a simple example to illustrate the point. For an explanation of the concept, you can read that blog here. But that basic understanding doesn’t go far ...

Get A Successful Start—Today and Every Day

By Veronica Boutelle As small business owners we live with never-ending to-do lists and a constant frustration that there aren’t more hours in the day. While we can’t do anything about that last complaint, it turns out that how we use the first hour of each day can significantly improve the ...

Managing Expectations

A wonderful Australian study published July 6 looks at the expectations of potential dog adopters and considers them in light of the potential adopters' previous dog ownership experience (or lack thereof). It's a nice look at what people are thinking as they contemplate adopting a dog and ...