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About The  Pet Professional Guild British Isles

The Pet Professional Guild is a membership organisation representing pet industry professionals who are committed to results based, science based force-free training and pet care across the British Isles.  Become a steward of the science based, results based force-free message, philosophy and training practices.  We represent Veterinarians, Veterinarian Technicians, Behavior Consultants, Trainers, Dog Walkers, Pet Sitters, Groomers  across many species. Start your application process today.

For Pet Professionals: If you philosophically align yourself with PPG but need help learning the tools of the trade, then join us as a Provisional Member  and enjoy the benefits of our educational resources.  PPG also offers a great selection of live and recorded webinars.  Don't forget while you are here to sign our Shock-Free Pledge and grab some of our great promotional materials. 

For Pet Owners: The Guild offers a FREE membership.  join us today and support our mission and key charter. If you need help with a training or behavior problem and cannot find a professional in our directory, then please use our Training and Behaviour Hot Line


Subscribe to BARKS from the Guild. Catch up on all the back issues by visiting  ISSUU.  Join for FREE and then follow BARKS. You can also receive a printed copy of BARKS by ordering through our corporate site, click here

 Join OUr Partner Programme

If your company aligns itself with the Guiding Principles of the Pet Professional Guild, then we invite you to become a Corporate Partner. As a Corporate Partner you can expand your reach and grow your customer base through access to a core targeted market of pet industry business professionals. 

A credentialing program for all levels of pet training and behavior consulting. PPAB offers the only Accredited Training Technician and Professional Canine Trainer certification for professionals who believe there is no place for shock, choke, prong, fear or intimidation in canine training and behavior practices. PPAB also offers the only psychometrically developed examination for Training & Behavior Consultants who also support these humane and scientific practices. 

Learn about the accreditation process

The Latest PPG News

The Pet Professional Guild Responds to the Scottish Government’s Policy Change Regarding the Use of Electronic shock Collars and Other Aversive Devices in Pet Training, Care, Behavior Modification and Management

The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) is greatly encouraged by the Scottish Government’s updated Policy on Electronic Training Collars, dated January 24, 2018, which states that under Section 38 of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006, it will be officially recognized that training methods that incorporate unpleasant stimuli or physical punishment can cause an animal pain, suffering and/or distress, and that using such methods may constitute the offence of causing unnecessary suffering under that Act. According to the policy, particular methods to avoid include: physical punishment, electronic collars to administer an electric shock, anti-bark collars, and startle devices.Click here to read more

Pet Professional Accreditation Board announces move to allow credential transfer

With immediate effect, board grants permission for specific industry credentials to be transferred provided eligibility and ethical requirements are met

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. - Jan. 16, 2018 -  The Pet Professional Accreditation Board (PPAB) is to allow approved industry credentials from external parties to be transferred to its own credentialing program as long as they meet eligibility and ethical criteria. The move ensures canine training and behavior professionals who have already undergone the exacting process of obtaining a professional qualification will be able to transfer their skills and knowledge to one of PPAB's own credentials without starting the process from scratch, while ensuring they hold a credential that echoes their ethical standpoint. Read more 

Pet Professional Guild announces organizational changes for 2018

The appointment of new Steering Committee members aims to meet growing market needs and better service members in all fields of the pet industry 

TAMPA, Fla. - Jan. 18, 2018 - The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) is to divide its current steering committee by establishing a separate steering committee for the Pet Professional Guild British Isles (PPGBI). The move aims to meet the growing needs of the British Isles market. In addition, PPG has appointed two new steering committee members to its North America-based team. All changes are being made with immediate effect as part of PPG's ongoing efforts to promote humane, force-free training methods for all pets in a currently unregulated industry. Read more

The PPG 2018 Behavior and Training Workshop at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT. USA

A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity!

Four Days of Lectures & Hands-on Clinics With Industry Experts Across Multiple Species. Limited spaces available!

Featuring  Janis Bradley, Chirag Patel, Emily Larlham, Jacqueline Munera, Emily Cassell and  Lara Joseph, Louise Stapleton-Frappell, Vicki Ronchette supported by Best Friends experts Dr Franklin McMillan, Sherry Woodard, Glenn Pierce and a special presentation by Best Friends Co-Founder,  Faith Maloney. 

Limited places, sign up today.  Payment plans available. To view the event details click here  or click below to register.

The Pet Dog Ambassador Programme

The Pet Dog Ambassador (PDA) is a 5 step credentialling programme for dog guardians to test their knowledge, skills and ability to manage their canine companion in real life settings. Learn more

The aim of the credentialiing programme is to acknowledge the hard work and commitment that guardians and their dogs undertake to make their shared lives enjoyable. The programme recognises this team effort from a puppy’s very early training. 

Help us to encourage guardians to continue training and developing new skills, abilities and knowledge together as a team.  Join us, as an instructor you are licensed to hold and teach the PDA curriculums in your area and if you are an assessor then you can both teach and assess pet dogs in the programme. 

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Project Trade is the Pet Professional Guild's (PPG) international advocacy program that promotes the use of force-free pet equipment by  asking pet guardians to swap choke, prong and shock collars (and any other devices that are designed to change behavior or care for pets through pain or fear). Because we want all pets and their guardians to experience the huge advantages and long-lasting effectiveness of force-free training and pet care, we will give you great discounts on our most popular, effective, fun and pain-free training and pet care services in exchange for your old gear.

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