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Chat & Chuckle with Laura Cassiday of Pawsitive Vibes Cat Behavior and Training

Chat & Chuckle with Laura Cassiday of Pawsitive Vibes Cat Behavior and Training

Join Niki Tudge and PPG Feline Division Chair Laura Cassiday of Pawsitive Vibes Cat Behavior and Training as they chat about cat declawing, current legislation banning the procedure and ways to advocate for cats to keep their claws. Apologies in advance for some audio issues in this ...
Chat & Chuckle with Dr. Lisa Radosta of Florida Veterinary Behavior Service

Chat & Chuckle with Dr. Lisa Radosta of Florida Veterinary Behavior Service

Join Niki Tudge, PPG Canine Committee chair Judy Luther and BARKS Magazine editor-in-chief Paula Garber as they Chat and Chuckle with Dr. Lisa Radosta, owner of Florida Veterinary Behavior ...
Meet a Dog Lover Who Pursued a Calling and Now Creates Wonderful R+ Transformations

Meet a Dog Lover Who Pursued a Calling and Now Creates Wonderful R+ Transformations

In our ongoing series of PPG member profiles, BARKS features Aaron Jones of AJ’s Waggin’ Train in Katy, Texas Aaron is a member of PPG’s Inclusivity Division and Shelter and Rescue Division, ...

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The Topic of Microaggressions for Identification and Educational Purposes!

The Topic of Microaggressions for Identification and Educational Purposes!

Introduction To some degree we are all products of cultural conditioning that instills within us biases and prejudices that can impregnate our behavior towards others. The term and concept microaggressions was first identified and termed in the 1970’s by Chester M. Pierce. The term refers ...
Exotic Animals and Shelter Awareness

Exotic Animals and Shelter Awareness

By Lara Joseph   As animal trainers and behavior consultants, our work can appear very appealing to pet owners and those who work with and take care of animals. What we demonstrate in our training is a very important tool we can use to educate the public about how our work is ...
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 states its mission as follows: "Atlas fundamentally expands access to assistance dogs. We support ...
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 one in 10 years that has moved me to tears, right there in front of the owner. It absolutely broke ...
BARKS Podcast with Dr. Em of Vet Med Corner

BARKS Podcast with Dr. Em of Vet Med Corner

Join Niki Tudge and PPG Canine Committee chair Judy Luther as they Chat and Chuckle with Dr. Em of Vet Med Corner to discuss research based information on all things cats and dogs.   Listen to the Podcast with Dr. Em on your choice of platforms. Or just stay on this page and ...
New Bird on the Block

New Bird on the Block

By Vicki Ronchette   Over the years I have introduced several parrots into my flock of companion birds. During this time I have found there are some things that should be done early on to help shape the bird into a good companion, while also giving him time and respecting his ...
BARKS Podcast with Dr. Marina Bayeva: How You Can Help the Fundraiser for Ukrainian Animal Shelters

BARKS Podcast with Dr. Marina Bayeva: How You Can Help the Fundraiser for Ukrainian Animal Shelters

The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) is supporting an important fundraiser for six animal shelters in Ukraine. In this podcast, we meet the fundraiser creator, Dr. Marina Bayeva, as well as supporting veterinarian Dr. Paula Klek and PPG's Shelter & Rescue Division Chair K. Holden ...
BARKS Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #9 – What Key Skills Should Pet Professionals Be Able to Demonstrate and Why?

BARKS Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #9 – What Key Skills Should Pet Professionals Be Able to Demonstrate and Why?

What Key Skills Should Pet Professionals Be Able to Demonstrate and Why?   Join the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) Advocacy Panel for a discussion on What Key Skills Should Pet-Professionals Be Able to Demonstrate and Why? Pet guardians and pet professionals, listen as panel members ...
I Pushed My Friend off the Sofa! Whoops… [How to deal with undesirable guest/animal interactions]

I Pushed My Friend off the Sofa! Whoops… [How to deal with undesirable guest/animal interactions]

By Ryan Cartlidge   I’m not proud of it, but recently I pushed a friend – who was staying at our house – off our sofa! Find out why below (as well as how to avoid doing it yourself) … This happened during the festive season, and if you are like us, you probably have lots of ...