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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.  Pet Professional Guild Members Understand Force-Free to mean: No Shock, No Pain, No Choke, No Fear, No Physical Force, No physical Molding, No Compulsion Based Methods are 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, result 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. Click here

The Pet Professional Accreditation Board (PPAB)

Show the industry what you stand for!

PPAB offers the only psychometrically developed  certification for professionals who believe there is no place for shock, choke, prong, fear or intimidation in canine training and behavior practices.The Pet Professional Accreditation Program  is independent of any industry school, trade school, college or credentialing body. Applicants who pass the requirements earn specific titles which may be used after their names.  PPAB currently offers two  programs an accreditation for professional canine trainers and an accreditation for canine behavior consultants. Each  program has a rigorous path to completion.  You do not have to be a PPG active member to apply  and become credentialed through PPAB. You do however have to meet and maintain our eligibility criteria. Learn more here

PPG Latest News Release

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

 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 Debra Millikan, who is based in Tranmere, South Australia and one of the driving forces behind the establishment of PPG Australia.

PPG announced the establishment of its first overseas chapter, Australia, in April 2015 after members of the Delta Professional Dog Trainers Association (DPDTA) voted overwhelmingly to become PPG Australia. Later that month, PPG announced the opening of its second international chapter in the British Isles. Just four months later, PPG opened its first chapter in East Asia, PPG Singapore.  Click here to read the full release

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