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Animal Training Academy


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Animal Training Academy
is an online learning platform where you will find content for all levels of your animal training journey from beginner through to advanced, presented by Ryan Cartlidge and some of the most renowned animal behavior and training geeks on the planet.

You can also join the vast global network of 500+ members and past podcast guests that are active in the membership community areas (Facebook group and website forums).

All of this helps you achieve your animal training & behavior goals based on the application of the best practice, ethical positive reinforcement animal training & behavior management.

Special Offer: Have you wondered HOW to change the behaviour of animals in your care?

Whether you work with captive animals in a zoo setting, dogs at a daycare, or you simply want to change your pet goldfish’s behaviour, our FREE Animal Training Fundamentals Course is for you.

Sign up and learn the fundamentals of training any species – big or small! Get access immediately.

Julie Naismith

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Julie Naismith helps dogs, guardians, and trainers around the world overcome separation anxiety, with online programs, cutting-edge technology, and science-backed, dog-friendly training methods.

Special Offer: $50 off the SA Pro Certification Program using code PPG50.

Pet Pro Marketing


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Pet Pro Marketing
, a division of Firelink Digital Marketing, is a boutique digital marketing service tailored specifically to the needs of pet care professionals. Led by an experienced digital marketing consultant with extensive experience in the companion animal care industry, Pet Pro Marketing can help you create an effective online presence through website design, search engine optimization, content marketing and social media strategy with a friendly, supportive approach.


The Gundog Trainers Academy

Gundog Trainers Academy

The Gundog Trainers Academy‘s (GTA) mission is to support, nurture and encourage high standards of ethical, science backed, non-coercive and effective methods of training for gundogs in the U.K. It aims to build an extensive network of like-minded, qualified gundog trainers to fulfil the demand for ethical gundog training for shooting, for competition and for pleasure. GTA offers educational courses in practical and theoretical formats with a final assessment process which accredits teachers to become GTA instructors. Handler only courses are devised to improve and extend upon gundog handling skills to owners and trainers by delving deeper into the learning process and applying it to field work.

Special Offers: 10% discount on 2021 Teachers Course for PPG members / 5% discount on 2021 Handlers Course for PPG members

Smart Dog Training & Behavior

Smart Dog Training and Behavior, LLC’s owner Dr. Kristina Spaulding is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist with 19 years’ experience in the dog training and dog behavior fields. She offers dog training classes, private dog training and behavior modification, and online services. The latter comprises a variety of professional courses aimed at pet professionals and interested pet owners and go beyond the basics of methodology and learning theory to get in-depth information on the current science on dog training and behavior. Check out Research Bites, a series of webinars taught by Dr. Spaulding, who finds current, relevant, and interesting papers and reads and interprets them for you. 

Doggone Safe

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Doggone Safe is a US-based 501(c)3 non-profit with over 1,400 members in more than 30 countries. Its goal is the education of safe human-canine interactions to prevent dog bites that can ultimately lead to serious and life altering ramifications for both people and their pets. There are several ways you can get involved in  Doggone Safe and help educate your local community on  Dog Bite  Prevention.

Special Offer: Members get a 50% discount off Doggone safe membership. Use the discount code PPGVIP at when you apply.

Atlas Assistance Dogs


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Atlas Assistance Dogs
is dedicated to expanding the pool of knowledgeable and ethical service dog trainers who will be able to help individuals with disabilities train their dogs to help mitigate their disabilities and thrive every day with their dog at their side.

Special PPG Member Offer: Atlas Assistance Dogs’ Trainer Academy gives experienced dog trainers the knowledge and tools needed to support their clients in the training of their service dog. Atlas is offering $100 off the program for any PPG members. For more details, see Atlas’ website.



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Zigzag, an all-in-one puppy training app designed to help puppy parents teach their pups core life skills using positive reinforcement-based methodology. The app will be available to the public starting August 30, 2021.

As part of the new partnership, the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) Canine Committee will provide technical support to help users with app navigation and FAQs. In cases where additional support from a trainer or behavior consultant is requested or needed, the puppy owner will be referred to the PPG Member Directory to help them find a professional in their area.

Phase 2 of the corporate partnership will be rolled out in the coming weeks. During this phase, the app will be made available to PPG members for FREE, along with a member affiliate program. This will enable PPG member users to refer their clients to the app as a support tool for their own training programs and curriculums.

Malena DeMartini


Malena DeMartini logoMalena DeMartini is renowned in the dog training world for her expertise in dog separation anxiety issues. She is the author of the books Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs, as well as Separation Anxiety in Dogs – Next-Generation Treatment Protocols and Practices.

Special PPG Member Offer: Separation Anxiety – Mission: POSSIBLE is a self-paced, online course that helps pet parents and dog professionals alike in working with and understanding separation anxiety treatment. This course is available to PPG members with a $50 off coupon at checkout (see PPG Members’ Area for coupon code). Not only is this course extremely comprehensive, but students of the course can post questions, comments, and photos which we reply to daily. This lifetime access course is a must for anyone struggling with or interested in working with separation anxiety.

Canine Arthritis Management

Canine Arthritis Management (CAM) was developed by Hannah Capon, a veterinary surgeon with wide-ranging experience of working with arthritic dogs, their owners and fellow professionals to create effective long-term management plans.CAM is committed to promoting better care of our aging canine friends. We believe that through education the disease can be better tackled to give our dogs longer, healthier lives free from pain. CAM aims to challenge arthritis as the major cause of elective euthanasia in the UK.

Special Offer: Code PPG10 will get you 10% off all CAM shop products.


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dogbiz‘s goal is to help more dogs live happy lives by helping R+ dog pros learn how to run thriving, ethical businesses. If we can keep you in business, you can keep helping dogs. Simple as that.

Special Offers: Members receive a $50 discount on all dogbiz toolkits and curriculum packages, including:
Business Toolkits / B-Mod Toolkit / Homework Toolkit / Open Enrollment Puppy Curriculum / Open Enrollment Basic Manners Curriculum / Topics Curriculum Package
Use code PPG at to get your $50 discount off the dogbiz toolkit or curriculum of your choice.
To get $50 off your first dog*biz University course, use promocode DBU50.


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DogNostics Education offers an array of pet training and management programs including its acclaimed Dog Training Certificate, Pet Dog Solutions Program and more.

Special Offers: DogNostics offers a 20% discount to members on  the following programs:

Dog Training Certificate – Monthly Payment Option
Use code SRSGAOAC when you register for the  program.

Body Wraps Course
Use code PPGMemberBody when you register for the  program.




PocketSuite is an all-in-one business app for Dog Trainers to get booked, paid, and message clients. We make it simpler to run your own business. Stay organized, look professional, and manage it all in one app.

Special Offer: As a PPG member, you are invited to download the Dog Trainer Edition of PocketSuite and try if for FREE for the first 2 months. The Dog Trainer Edition provides simple automations that go a long way – fill up your classes with a few taps and let PocketSuite handle your Open Enrollment needs while you focus on what you love. You can find the discount code in the members’ area of the PPG website.


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The Un-Chase!® program utilizes only positive reinforcement training guided by the latest scientific understanding of dog behavior and training. The goal of the program is to stop chase behavior by effectively motivating dogs to prefer not to chase. This approach removes stress from the training process for both animal and trainer and achieves more reliable results.

Un-Chase!® offers a series of online courses for dog lovers to learn how to stop their dogs chasing. The courses are fun, self-paced classes that can be taken anytime from anywhere. Professional trainers can undertake the Pro Trainer Course to gain additional skills in addressing chase behaviors and become licensed Un-Chase!® instructors.

Cooperative Paws Service Dog Coach

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Cooperative Paws Service Dog Coach provides education on service dog training for professional dog trainers.

Special Offer: Members are eligible for 15% off on-demand online courses including Service Dog Fundamentals and PTSD Service Dog Task Training. Use discount code PPGSERVICE at

Business Insurers of the Carolinas

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Business Insurers of the Carolinas has been providing General Liability Insurance specifically designed for Pet Professional Guild (PPG) members since 2012. Buying coverage endorsed by PPG means affordable group rates. For insurance coverage of real estate or business assets contact the company directly for individual quotations. If you are a PPG member, make sure you mention that on your application. If you have questions about the group plan, see our FAQ page. Complete the online application form.

Illis Animal Behaviour Consulting

Karolina Westlund of Illis Animal Behaviour Consulting helps pet owners and people working professionally with animals to get happier, reasonably well behaved animals that thrive in the care of humans. She teaches animal behaviour management through blog posts, the odd Facebook live session or webinar, as well as more extensive online courses.

Dog Games

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Made with your dog’s health, comfort and safety in mind, the Perfect Fit Harness has been designed with a ‘Y’ shaped front meaning pulling force is evenly distributed through the chest rather than the soft tissues of the neck and throat. With no straps cutting across the front legs, your dog will have full freedom of movement to enjoy the walk.

Our modular design of interchangeable pieces means we can cater for all shapes, ages and sizes of dogs ensuring a snug, safe and comfortable fit.

2 Hounds Design

2 Hounds Design dog harness

2 Hounds Design makes the Freedom No-Pull Harness with double connection leash as well as fun and flashy martingale collars, buckle collars, and leashes.

Special Offer: Try the Freedom No-Pull Harness for FREE! And send your feedback for 25% off your first order at wholesale pricing!