July 2021: Issue 67
Geek Week Specials for Shelter and Rescue
PPG, along with its Geek Week co-hosting organizations, is passionate about the efforts and hard work animal shelter and rescue organizations make to help rehome and support animals in need. While PPG has a special membership level for Shelter and Rescue groups, it is now furthering its commitment to their cause by honoring their efforts.
The underlying theme for Geek Week 2021 – The Sequel is “The Love of Rescue,” where it will bring attention to the underdogs of second chances. This includes:
Geek Week Chat
The Geek Week virtual platform will also be configured to provide a special chat area for rescue and shelter folks. On this thread, you can promote fundraising opportunities, promote responsible adoptions, and network with trainers in your geographical area to establish connections for the future.
In the meantime, check out the Pet Rescue Resource, which offers free training and behavior tool kits for shelter and rescue organization.
PPG’s virtual event Geek Week, taking place on November 13-17, 2021, is now open for registration.
Sign up now for your special Early Bird Rate of $200 for hosting organization members and $250 for public admission.
SAVE $50! Early Bird signups are available till July 31, 2021 only!
Follow Geek Week – The Event on Facebook.
Geek Week 2021 features:
Congratulations to Geek Week 2021 scholarship ticket recipients Lizelle Chapman, Mimi Tello, Adam Skandarani and Ann Christmas! Scholarship tickets are awarded by PPG’s Inclusivity Committee to the BIPOC community.
Application Submission Dates (submit your application between these date ranges)
June 12-25, 2021 / July 12-25, 2021 / August 12-25, 2021 / September 12-25, 2021 / October 12-25, 2021
Scholarship Notification Dates (successful applicants will be notified by these dates)
June 30, 2021 / July 30, 2021 / August 30, 2021 / September 30, 2021 / October 30, 2021
PPG Dog Lounge
Following the success of the PPG Feline Committee’s Cat Lounge, the PPG Canine Committee has started hosting a Dog Lounge for PPG members only. The Dog Lounge is a virtual get together to discuss and share ideas, and each session will have a different topic. Join the PPG Dog Lounge Facebook group for more details. Note: You will be asked for a passcode when you first join. You can find the passcode here in the PPG members’ Facebook group. The next Dog Lounge will take place on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.
PPG Cat Lounge
The next All About Cats Call-In Lounge will be July 20 at 7:45 p.m. (ET). The topic this month will be, "It drives me crazy when ..." Everyone will get a chance to fill in the blank, but please keep it about cats/clients/behavior consulting. The Lounge is open to all PPG members. Please check the PPG All About Cats Facebook group for further details.
Project Trade Names May Ambassador
Congratulations to Tabitha Davies of All Big Canines in California, USA for exchanging six shock collars and one prong collar, and who has been named Project Trade Ambassador for May 2021.
Congratulations, too, to Trista Miller of Polite Paws in Indiana, USA for exchanging three prong collars and two shock collars, and to Margie Wiesman of Island Dog Training in Alabama, USA for exchanging one shock collar.
Project Trade is PPG's advocacy program whereby members exchange aversive training gear.
Find out how Project Trade can help your business in Helping Dogs, Helping Families.
PPAB Application Fee Waiver Extended!
Don't forget, the Pet Professional Accreditation Board (PPAB) has extended its application and submissions fee waiver until July 31, 2021.
Apply today and save:
Canine Training Technician – All fees waived. Save $90
Professional Canine Trainer – All fees waived. Save $90
Professional Canine Behavior Consultant – All fees waived except the proctored online examination. Save $115
If you hold an existing credential and are thinking twice about renewing, now is the time to transfer it! Save the application fee of $50 and all other submission fees until July 31, 2021.
Discount codes are available in your member area.
Upcoming Facebook Live Sessions
Chat Chuckle and Learn Sessions with PPG president Niki Tudge - save the dates!
Check the PPG Facebook group for all live events and to join live sessions.
July BARKS Now Available
The July issue of BARKS is now available! Click here for immediate access if you are already a subscriber. If you are not, sign up today for your free lifetime digital subscription and get instant access to the current issue, as well as all back issues.
BARKS from the Guild, PPG’s bimonthly official trade publication, is looking for new writers to contribute on both a regular and an ad hoc basis. BARKS is all about pet professionals sharing their individual knowledge and experience with others as we work to grow the force-free community and spread the message. BARKS’ online audience is comprised tens of thousands of pet professionals and pet guardians all over the world; being featured in BARKS is great for your business, for your fellow pet professionals, and for the clients and pets we serve! Please read the BARKS FAQs page for more information on submitting articles or contact the editor for further details.
BARKS Podcasts are now available on Anchor, from where you can select your preferred app to listen any time or download. Make sure you follow BARKS Podcasts on whichever app you choose so you can stay updated with new releases.
BARKS News – June 2021 edition.
Do you have something you’d like to share? Join Niki Tudge as a guest on one of our BARKS Podcasts! You too can share your knowledge and experience with PPG members and supporters!
Upcoming Live Webinars:
Stress, Recuperation Rates and Elizabethan Collars - Let's Smash the 'Cone of Shame' and Replace it with the 'Sunflower Shield'. Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell
Wednesday, July 28 / 11 a.m. EDT
The Adolescent Period of Development and Its Implications for Behavior/Dog-Owner Relationships. Presented by Dr. Naomi Harvey
Thursday, July 29 / 2 p.m. EDT
It Takes a Village: The Team Approach to Treating Emotional Disorder in Dogs. Presented by Dr. Lisa Radosta
Monday, August 9 / 4 p.m. EDT
Evidence-Based Practice for Animal Professions (Critical Appraisal or How to Read a Paper): Part Two. Presented by Dr. Morag Heirs
August 10 / 12 p.m. EDT
PPG is offering the following selected webinars at a discount this month - each webinar is just $15:
The PPG Archive holds over 3,950 articles, blogs and videos. Here are some of the most recent additions:
The Trouble With Drives - Daniel Estep and Suzanne Hetts
Risk factors for aggression in adult cats that were fostered through a shelter program as kittens - Kristina A. O’Hanley, David L.Pearl, Lee Niel
Goodbye to a Good Friend: An Exploration of the Re-Homing of Cats and Dogs in the U.S. - Emily Weiss, Shannon Gramann, C. Victor Spain, Margaret Slater
The Physics of Emotion: Candace Pert on Feeling Go(o)d - Joshua Freedman
Rage Syndrome in Dogs – Pat Miller
The seductive lure of curiosity:
information as a motivationally salient reward - Lily FitzGibbon,
Johnny King L Lau, Kou Murayama
Systematic desensitization – essential to reducing fear - Dr. Karolina Westlund
What Can Ethobehavioral
Studies Tell Us about the Brain's Fear System? - Blake A Pellman , Jeansok J Kim
4 reasons why habituation is not a good choice of technique to reduce fear at the vet’s - Dr. Karolina Westlund
the Cat Hunts for Dinner - Ben Millam
receptors and learned helplessness in the rat - An autoradiographic study
- Martin L. Kram, Gerald L. Kramer, Patrick J. Ronan, Mark Steciuk, Frederick
Stress? Fear? Or “Displacement Behavior”? - Patricia McConnell
Jack Russell Terrier (JRT) Aggression
When Blowing in Face -
Dr. Sophia Yin
BARKS News – June 2021 – PPG
View the complete PPG Archive.
New this month!
Lessons in Empathy - Kathy Wolff
5 Ways to Streamline Your Business as a Pet Professional – PocketSuite
The Problem with “Furry Little Humans” - Andrea Carne
It’s All in the Management - Dr. Morag Heirs
Stress-Free Car Travel with Your Dog - Anna Bradley
Case Study: From Reactive to Relaxed - Dr. Sheryl L. Walker
YOUR QUICK PPG LINKS
* BARKS Blog - latest blog posts and subscribe
* BARKS from the Guild: back issues
* BARKS from the Guild: subscribe
* PPG All about Cats Facebook Group
* PPG Archive (links to over 3,600 articles, blogs and studies and growing daily)
* PPG Educational Resources: webinars and workshops
* PPG Member Discussion Board (note: you must be logged in)