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Summit and Skills Workshop Dates:

Arrival and registration: Sunday, September 20, 2020.

Program 1: The Three-Day Summit: Monday, September 21 - Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

Program 2: The Five-Day Summit + Skills Workshop: Monday, September 21 - Friday, September 25, 2020.


Workshop Schedule by Group

There will be eight Groups of Workshop attendees:

  • Three Groups are Canine focused, with two of the five sessions being held at Dog Town.
  • Three Groups are General Groups, with each session featuring a different species.
  • One Group is Avian focused, with two of the five sessions being held at the Parrot Garden.
  • One Group is a Feline focused, with three of the five sessions being held at Cat World.

At registration, attendees will select which Group they wish to register for.

The schedule for each of the eight groups can be found on the registration page. Individual sessions may be swapped by attendees on site during the event through a process administered and approved by the event management.



The Guild 2020 Summit & Workshops, Kanab, UT

September 21 - 25

 Collaborative Care and Enrichment – Creating Partnerships for Positive Results!


    Registration - Sunday September 20th

    3-Day Summit Monday-Wednesday 21-23, 2020

    5-Day Workshops 21-25, 2020

    "Training is no longer something we do to animals but something we do with animals. It is a conversation. We want participation rather than compliance. Let dogs choose the behaviors they are most comfortable with rather than tell them what to do." - Chirag Patel, PPG Training and Behavior Workshop, April 2018.



    Our first event at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah was such a success we’ve decided to go back! That’s right, we are delighted to announce that we are going back to Best Friends in September 2020 – this time with an even bigger and better event!

    Kanab now has a fully-equipped Conference Center, so we have developed a unique plan to overlap our Annual PPG Three-Day Summit with a Five-Day, Hands-on Workshop at Best Friends. This means attendees can choose between two fabulous options:

    Program 1: Summit (Three Days).

    Program 2: Summit + Skills Workshop (Five Days).


    The Concept

    • All attendees (i.e. Programs 1 and 2) will gather each morning for General Sessions at Kanab Conference Center.
    • Program 2 attendees will then be transported to the Sanctuary for lunch and afternoon workshops, returning to Kanab around 3:30 p.m.
    • General Sessions and breakout Lecture/LABS will be held at Kanab Conference Center each afternoon for Program 1 attendees.
    • There will also be a General Session each evening to accommodate Best Friends employees and Program 2 attendees, who will be unable to attend the afternoon sessions at Kanab Conference Center.
    • Program 2 attendees will choose a Workshop schedule when they register for the event, so will know in advance exactly which Workshops they will be attending. 

    Event Registration

    Registration will take place at the Kanab Convention Center. There will be two key registration types for PPG members and nonmembers.

    • Program 1: Summit Entrance
    • Attendees enjoy three full days of presentations at the Kanab Conference Center and can enroll their own dogs in the Lecture/Lab Working Sessions. (Registrans may also attend the  General Sessions on Day 4 &5 if they choose to stay in town longer)
    • Program 2: Summit + Skills Workshop Entrance
    • Attendees will enjoy morning and evening General Sessions at the Kanab Conference Center plus afternoon Workshops at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, each day for five days.

    Location:

    • Kanab Conference Center
    • Best Friends Animal Sanctuary




    Program 1: Summit - Registration fee will include:

    • Welcome Reception.
    •  All-day and early evening General Sessions and Lecture/LABS at Kanab Conference Center.
    • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks at Kanab Conference Center.
    • 1 x Group Dinner
    •  Event SWAG Bag.
    • Event T-Shirt.
    • Working LABS, you can enroll in with your dog.
    • The ability to volunteer at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary before, during, and after the event through the Best Friends volunteer system.

    Register Today



    Program 2: Summit + Skills Workshop - Registration fee will include:

    • Welcome Reception.
    • Morning coffee breaks at Kanab Conference Center.
    • Event SWAG Bag.
    • Event T-Shirt
    • All-day and early evening General Sessions and Lecture/LABS at Kanab Conference Center.
    • Transportation to and from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary from Kanab Conference Center.
    • Five Workshops at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary as per the Workshop schedule, based on registration group chosen.
    • The ability to volunteer at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary before, during, and after the event through the Best Friends volunteer system.
    •  Final Evening Group Dinner at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

    Register Today


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