The Pet Professional Guild

The Association for Force-Free Pet Professionals

Representing Pet Trainers, Pet Behavior Consultants, Pet Care Service Providers & Veterinarians Across the Globe 
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About The Pet Professional Guild

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.  Pet Professional Guild Members Understand Force-Free to mean: No Shock, No Pain, No Choke, No Fear, No Physical Force, and No Compulsion Based Methods are ever employed to train or care for a pet. Join PPG today and help us educate and engage more pet professionals and pet owners. 

Become a steward of the science based, results based force-free message, philosophy and training practices.

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. The Pet Professional Guild also offers a FREE membership for Pet Owners. 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 Behavior Hotline.

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#iSpeakDog Campaign Aims to Bridge the Communication Gap Between People and Their Dogs

March 25, 2017 - To help improve the relationship people have with their dogs, The Academy for Dog Trainers, the Humane Rescue Alliance, The Bark Magazine, and The Pet Professional Guild have teamed up to launch iSpeakDog, a global campaign and website designed to educate people about dog body language and behavior. Click here to read the full statement

Pet Professional Guild publishes open letter to pet industry associations on the use of shock

Calls on organizations representing pet professionals to drive significant change by publicly saying "no" to any training technique that causes pain or fear

March 6, 2017 Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has released an open letter to pet industry representatives on the use of electric shock as a tool for training and behavior modification in pets. In the letter, PPG draws on a number of scientific studies and surveys to explain why shock constitutes a form of abuse towards pets and should no longer be a part of the current pet industry culture of accepted practices, equipment or philosophies, particularly when there are highly effective, positive, humane and scientifically sound alternatives. Click here to read the full statement

Pet Professional Guild Releases Schedule, Opens Registration for 2017 Summit

Educational summit in Orlando, Florida will feature a wide range of renowned speakers, hands-on labs, academic sessions with new PhD presenters, package and payment options, plus an event app to keep registrants up-to-date  

Jan. 31, 2017  The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has released the schedule and opened registration for its third annual summit, taking place at the at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort in Orlando, Florida from Thursday, November 16 to Monday, November 20, 2017. The event promises three and a half days of informative lectures, hands-on labs, panel discussions and fun evening activities. Click here to read the full statement 


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