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Chat & Chuckle with Veronica Boutelle and Gina Phairas of dogbiz

Chat & Chuckle with Veronica Boutelle and Gina Phairas of dogbiz

Join PPG's Kelly Fahey and PPG Canine Committee Chair Judy Luther as they chat and chuckle with Veronica Boutelle and Gina Phairas of dogbiz about their THRIVE! program. THRIVE! is an online program of dogbiz’s that provides group coaching and a supportive community to help R+ dog trainers and ...
Is It Time to Have a Business Meeting with Yourself?

Is It Time to Have a Business Meeting with Yourself?

  by Veronica Boutelle If you’ve ever had someone say to you, “Oh, you’re a dog trainer? It must be so fun to play with puppies all day!” and had to take a very deep breath, we get it. ...
BARKS Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #14 – Dog Safety: Should It Be Taught in Schools? Is There a Public Safety Concern?

BARKS Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #14 – Dog Safety: Should It Be Taught in Schools? Is There a Public Safety Concern?

Dog Safety: Should It Be Taught in Schools? Is There a Public Safety Concern?   Join the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) Advocacy Panel for a discussion on Dog Safety: Should It Be Taught in ...

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BARKS Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #11 – The Top 10 Things We Can Do to Help Veterinarians Help Us Help Our Pets

BARKS Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #11 – The Top 10 Things We Can Do to Help Veterinarians Help Us Help Our Pets

The Top 10 Things We Can Do to Help Veterinarians Help Us Help Our Pets   Join the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) Advocacy Panel for a discussion on the Top 10 Things We Can Do to Help Veterinarians Help Us Help Our Pets. Pet guardians and pet professionals, we invite you to listen ...
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 examination. Typically, the phrase indicates that dogs get reinforcement post-click, even if they ...
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 all fairly overt and recognizable behaviors that can be triggered by such things as loud noises or ...
BARKS Podcast with Mychelle Garrigan of Pet Pro Marketing

BARKS Podcast with Mychelle Garrigan of Pet Pro Marketing

Join Niki Tudge and PPG Canine Committee chair Judy Luther as they Chat and Chuckle with Mychelle Garrigan of PPG corporate partner, Pet Pro Marketing. Pet Pro Marketing provides digital marketing services for pet care professionals including website design, audits and maintenance, search ...
Building the ‘Super Learner’

Building the ‘Super Learner’

By Kate Mallatratt   One of my behavior colleagues posed a very interesting question recently, “If you always set your dog up for success and aim for errorless learning, are you not stunting your dog’s ability for critical thinking, limiting his opportunity to enjoy problem ...
BARKS Podcast with Dr. Kristina Spaulding of Science Matters Academy of Animal Behavior

BARKS Podcast with Dr. Kristina Spaulding of Science Matters Academy of Animal Behavior

Join Niki Tudge and PPG Canine Committee chair Judy Luther as they Chat and Chuckle with Dr. Kristina Spaulding of PPG corporate partner, Science Matters Academy of Animal Behavior. The trio discuss upcoming Research Bites topics and so much more.   Listen to the Podcast with Dr. ...
Pups and the Power of Positive Touch

Pups and the Power of Positive Touch

  Don't you just love being able to have that closeness with your dog? The snuggling in, the mutual touch, and just really enjoying each other's affection? But sadly it's not always like this. Not all dogs enjoy or are comfortable with our advances or attempts to hug, stroke, ...
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 ...

Introducing Cats: Slowly Does It

By Patience Fisher   There are many challenges for shelters in finding adoptive homes for cats. As an adoption counselor, I always found it disheartening to have a cat returned to the shelter for not getting along with the resident cats. During the adoption process, the ...