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The Pet Professional Guild is a membership organization representing pet industry professionals who are committed to results based, science based force-free training and pet care.  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 . PPG represents Training and Behavior professionals across many species.   It's Time To say No!  - No To Shock, Prong, Choke, Pain, Fear & Force. 

   
   


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Chirag Patel and Robert Hewings join Pet Professional Guild British Isles Special Counsel

Respected animal trainers and educators partner with PPGBI to support its ongoing mission to promote force-free, positive, scientifically-sound dog training methods worldwide

 The Pet Professional Guild British Isles (PPGBI) has announced the appointment of leading animal training and behavior specialists Robert Hewings and Chirag Patel to its Special Counsel with immediate effect. PPGBI's Special Counsel comprises an elite group of leading pet industry specialists who both endorse and support PPGBI and its Guiding Principles and have the expertise to contribute to the education and engagement of force-free pet care and training methods. Hewings and Patel join existing PPGBI Special Counsel members Victoria Stilwell, Helen Phillips, Karen Wild and Kamal Fernandez. Click here 

Pet Professional Guild Appoints New Board Member to Support Ongoing International Growth in Europe

Tampa, FL– The Pet Professional Guild (PPG), an independent non-profit organization dedicated to promoting educational initiatives for the purpose of force-free training and pet care, has appointed a new board member with a view to greater expansion and increased awareness of its mission. The new board member has been named as long-term canine trainer and behavior consultant Louise Stapleton-Frappell, who is based in Estepona, Spain. Louise has been a PPG and PPGBI Steering Committee Member for three years and is also the membership manager for PPG British Isles. Click here to read the release




 
 
 
 

The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) was founded based on a commitment to provide educational resources to pet care providers and the public coupled with an emphasis on building collaboration among force-free pet trainers and professional pet care providers and advocates for mutually agreed guiding principles for the pet care industry.  PPG partners, members and affiliates focus on each pet’s physical, mental, environmental and nutritional well-being adhering to a holistic approach to the care and training of family pets. null

Established at the beginning of 2012, The PPG began with the very simple goal of serving the Pet Industry and as an educational antidote to the scientifically unfounded and dangerous methods and practices popularized by entertainment TV.  Niki Tudge, the founder of The Pet Professional Guild and a Dog Training and Pet Care Professional, was frustrated by the lack of comprehensive resources committed to force-free training and pet care based on current scientific learning theory. 

Tudge believed the pet industry needed a source of information where pet owners and pet professionals who are committed to using force-free training and pet care methods could share ideas, exchange best practices, continue their education, collaborate on efforts and find resources that were truly force-free based.   In addition, she felt that the pet-owning public needed an educational resource that would clarify the differences in training and pet care methodologies available and where a pet owner could be confident that the information, services and products offered were on the forefront of force-free training and pet care. Learn more about the history of PPG and its core mission






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