The Pet Professional Guild

The Association for Force-Free Pet Professionals


Guild Programs & Events 

Become a Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and/or Assessor

Enjoy the multiple benefits of being a licensed Instructor/Assessor

Attend The Pet Professional Guild Virtual Summit

Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12, 2016

Click here and learn about how you can join Project Trade

Online, Affordable and Veterinarian Developed First Aid Certification Program

The Pet Professional Guild Represents Force-Free Pet Professionals
Across The Pet Industry


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 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. 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. 

PPG Latest News 

Pet Professional Guild launches Pet Dog Ambassador program worldwide

Tampa, FL, – May 5th 2016.  The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has launched the Pet Dog Ambassador (PDA) program, an international licensing initiative focused on improving and strengthening dogs' and their guardians' skills, both in a class situation and in the real world.

PDA’s key aims are to acknowledge the hard work and commitment that dog guardians and their pets undertake to make their shared lives enjoyable, and to encourage guardians to continue training and developing new skills, abilities and knowledge. Agility dogs, show dogs, obedience dogs and many other dog sport competitors already gain titles as acknowledgement for the hours of dedicated training undertaken. The PDA program ensures that pet dogs and their people can now gain similar accolades. Specifically, PDA recognizes the efforts made by dog guardians from a puppy or new dog’s very early training. Designed as a progressive assessment, PDA is a five-level program with each level building on the previous, working up from puppy/beginner to “championship” level. Click here

Pet Professional Guild launches worldwide advocacy program

Tampa, Fla, - March 29th, 2016. The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has launched Project Trade, an international advocacy program that encourages pet owners to trade aversive equipment for scientifically sound, force-free training and pet care services. PPG members may opt in to the program and, in doing so, will provide incentives for their clients to switch to more appropriate training and pet care tools by giving them professional educational support at discounts of 10-15 percent. Click here

Pet Professional Guild announces new opportunities for business members and corporate partners

TAMPA, Fla. - Jan. 27, 2016. The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has launched special business membership and corporate partnership options, taking effect immediately. The new programs aim to aid both professional members and industry-related companies gain greater access to the educational and promotional benefits provided by PPG. Click here 

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