The Pet Professional Guild

The Association for Force-Free Pet Professionals

Representing Dog Trainers, Dog Behavior Consultants, Pet Care Service Providers & Veterinarians Across the Globe 
Representing, Dog Trainers, Dog Behavior Consultants, Pet Care Service Providers & Veterinarians Across The Globe 

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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 

An Open Letter from the Pet Professional Guild Addressing Pet Behavior and Training Industry Responses to the Use of Remote Electric Shock Delivered to Dogs via the Garmin Delta Smart™ Dog Training System

PPG calls on pet industry professionals to take a stand on the use and application of shock in animal training, to work together to educate pet owners in humane, scientifically sound training methods, and to take shock off the table once and for all

The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) is greatly saddened not only by the release of Garmin’s Delta Smart™ Dog Training System, a device that delivers remote corrections to dogs when connected to a smartphone, but also the response from some professional pet industry groups and associations relating to this equipment.

Read the full statement here 

Pet Professional Guild releases position statement on Breed Specific Legislation.  

Reflects alarm at number of dogs being seized or banned based purely because of how they look with no regard for individual behavior, living environment, or owner suitability

Tampa, FL – August 2, 2016 – Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has released a new position statement on Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) in view of the many ongoing cases of dogs being seized or banned solely because of their breed or appearance, both in the US and further afield. The statement outlines PPG’s view that BSL paints an unjust picture of certain breeds of dogs while punishing responsible dog guardians unnecessarily, and notes that it has been found to be costly and ineffective in its aims to reduce the number of dog bites and improve public safety in any given community.

Read the full statement here

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