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PPG Inclusivity Division Meetup – Celebrating LGBT History Month & World Mental Health Day

PPG Inclusivity Division Meetup – Celebrating LGBT History Month & World Mental Health Day

Join hosts Niki Tudge and Lorena Patti of PPG's Inclusivity Division as they celebrate LGBT History Month and World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10)! Featured guests are Lottie Bennett, Valarie Ross, Angel Rowe and Debbie Sheridan.   Listen to the Podcast here on a choice of platforms. Or ...
BARKS Podcast with Annie Phenix of Phenix Dogs

BARKS Podcast with Annie Phenix of Phenix Dogs

Join Niki Tudge as she Chats and Chuckles with Annie Phenix of Phenix Dogs about using emotion and connection in training, and much more! Annie’s new book, Positive Training for Aggressive and ...
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 about her new ...

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A Positive Exchange

A Positive Exchange

By Cecelia Sumner  One of my general observations about dogs is they are not good at sharing. From a canine point of view, attention, food, toys, even a comfortable resting place might be worth protecting from encroachment. And, the encroachers might be any species, humans, canines or even ...
Running in Circles

Running in Circles

By Jane Gerard It is often stated that the relinquishment of dogs to animal shelters in Europe and the US is largely due to behavior issues (American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, 2008; Miklósi, 2007). I am saddened but not surprised by this. As a trainer I have witnessed it many ...
BARKS Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #6 – What Does Pet Industry Licensing Look Like?

BARKS Podcast with the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #6 – What Does Pet Industry Licensing Look Like?

What Does Pet Industry Licensing Look Like? Join the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) Advocacy Panel for a discussion on What Does Pet Industry Licensing Look Like? Pet guardians and pet professionals, listen as panel members share their expertise in a fun, free-flowing format. Your Moderator: ...
The Art, Science and Ethics of Using Decoy Dogs

The Art, Science and Ethics of Using Decoy Dogs

By Yvette Van Veen  Learning to work with a reactive, anxious or fearful dog is a challenging process. Dog owners especially struggle. They must learn new skills and execute them correctly, while working with a difficult, if not dangerous, dog. In such situations, owners are often robbed of ...
BARKS Podcast with Cynophobia Specialist Stefani Cohen: January 21, 2022

BARKS Podcast with Cynophobia Specialist Stefani Cohen: January 21, 2022

Join Niki Tudge and PPG Canine Committee chair Judy Luther as they Chat and Chuckle with licensed clinical social worker Stefani Cohen, about cynophobia, aka fear of dogs.  Stefani helps dog lovers and dog trainers understand more about the fear of dogs, as well as how to help both others ...
The Rollercoaster of Reactivity

The Rollercoaster of Reactivity

By Mary Jean Alsina Leash reactivity can be one of the most common (and embarrassing) problems dog owners deal with on a daily basis. It is also one of the most requested behavioral issues I work on with clients. Disapproving glances from passersby, the constant feeling of being out of ...
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 - Surprising New Science to Help Your Canine Companion Live Younger, Healthier, and Longer!, co-authored ...
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 informally or formally. Informal use would be during play or social interactions, when two dogs or a dog ...
The Art of Teamwork

The Art of Teamwork

By Gail Radtke In a previous article I wrote about how my dog, Lanie, became a St. John Ambulance (SJA) therapy dog in British Columbia, Canada (see The Miracle Mutt, BARKS from the Guild, October 2014, pp. 36-39). Lanie was a year old at the time and had a beautiful, friendly temperament. ...