PPG and Co-Hosts Conclude Inaugural Geek Week
A big thank you to all the exhibitors, vendors, sponsors, presenters and attendees for making the inaugural event such a huge success!
Attendees, remember, you have access to all session and competition recordings for 12 months after the event.
Save the Date: Geek Week 2021!
on from the enormous success of Geek Week 2020 earlier this month, PPG
has announced that next year’s event will take place on November 13-17,
2021. More details to follow soon.
#PPGGeekOut Competition Winner
While Geek Week 2020 may be over, we still want to do a shout out to our final free ticket competition winner, Mich Mercer. Mich won our #PPGGeekOut competition with her photo of her and her dogs geeking out to Suzanne Clothier’s (who also presented at the event and writes a regular feature article in BARKS from the Guild) amazing book, Bones Would Rain from the Sky.
Special Offer: Dr. Kathy Murphy to Host Seminar on Canine Fear this Saturday!
Neuroscientist Dr. Kathy Murphy is hosting a one-day virtual seminar this coming Saturday, November 21 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a very special price for PPG members! ‘Deep Dive: Sensory Integration - Neville's Story’ will examine how neurobiology, pharmacology, and behavior modification methods complement one another in what is a unique collaboration between Dr. Murphy, board certified veterinary behaviorist Dr. E'Lise Christensen, and certified dog behavior consultant Bobbie Bhambree.
Together, they will take you on the journey experienced by golden retriever Neville and his humans as they address the severe fear that has impacted all of their lives. Immerse yourself in all stages, from first presentation, assessment, case planning, implementation, and reflection on the outcome.
The event will include live online lectures, video footage taken throughout Neville’s treatment, and live discussion/Q&A sessions. It will be recorded and available to participants for 12 months afterwards. CEUs are available.
PPG Members SPECIAL OFFER: $125 for the day!
Find your PPG member code in the member area of the PPG website on the vendor discount page and then register here.
Cat Behavior Call-In Lounge TONIGHT! – November 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET
The next PPG All About Cats Call-In Lounge is today, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET via Zoom. The topic to be discussed is How I Structure My Consults. The PPG Cat Committee invites experienced consultants to join in the help out newer consultants. The Lounge is open to all PPG members. Please check the PPG All About Cats Facebook group for further details. Photo © Susan Nilson
Friday, December 4 – 3 p.m. ET
Join Niki Tudge as she hosts Paula Garber and Tabitha Kucera of the PPG Cat Committee for this Chat & Chuckle about all things feline.
The link is available on the Business Contingency Support page in the PPG member area of the website.
Do you have something you’d like to share? Join Niki Tudge in one of our Facebook Live sessions! Just fill out this short form to get it scheduled and share your knowledge and experience with PPG members and supporters.Check PPG Members' Facebook group for further details and to join live sessions.
November BARKS Now Available
The November 2020 issue of BARKS from the Guild is now available! In this issue...
PPG Names September Project Trade Ambassador
Congratulations to Emily Blythe of Homeward Bound Animal Behavior & Training, LLC in Wisconsin, USA for trading one shock collar (above, left) and who has been named Project Trade Ambassador for September 2020. Congratulations too to Brandi Schoenthaler of Cornerstone Dog Training, LLC in Colorado, USA for trading one prong collar (above, right).
Project Trade is PPG's advocacy program whereby members exchange for aversive training gear.
Find out how Project Trade can help your business in Helping Dogs, Helping Families.
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.
October 22, 2020: BARKS Podcast with Denise O’Moore, chair of INTODogs, discuss the latest on Geek Week.
October 3, 2020: BARKS Podcast with Louise Ginman, president of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) Australia, one of the co-hosting organizations for Geek Week, discussing Louise’s Geek Week presentations:
October 2, 2020: BARKS Podcast with Debra Millikan of PPG Australia discussing the Pet Professional Accreditation Board and the Pet Dog Ambassador program.
Listen to earlier BARKS podcasts.
Upcoming Live Webinars:
Friday, November 20, 2020 / 2 p.m. (EST)
The Role of Habit in Behavior. Presented by Dr. Kristina Spaulding
Thursday, December 10, 2020 / 6 p.m (EST)
Understanding Aggression in Dogs. Presented by Sezan Ozgunay
Thursday, December 17, 2020 / 6 p.m. (EST)
Treatment Options for Dogs Showing Aggression Due to the Emotion of Fear and/or Frustration. Presented by Kris Glover
PPG is offering the following selected webinars at a discount this month - each webinar is just $15:
How to House Train Your Puppy - Alexandra Santos
Free-ranging Bali dogs: Behaviour, Lifestyle, Personality and Preservation - Marco Adda
Feline Foraging Toys: How to Implement, Motivate, and Stage the Difficulty Level - Ingrid Johnson
Tackle Your Teaching - Veronica Boutelle
"But My Dog Isn't Food-Motivated" - Kathy Sdao
The PPG Archive holds over 3,600 articles, blogs and videos. Here's a selection of what's been added this month:
Comparison of Classical Counterconditioning and Differential Reinforcement of Alternative Behavior on Aggressive Behavior in Dogs - Kristyn Echterling Savage
Fear-related behaviour of dogs in veterinary practice - Dorothea Döring, Anita Roscher, FabianScheipl, Helmut Küchenhoff, Michael H.Erhard
Behavioural Differences in Dogs with Atopic Dermatitis Suggest Stress Could Be a Significant Problem Associated with Chronic Pruritus - Naomi D. Harvey, Peter J. Craigon, Stephen C. Shaw,Sarah C. Blott and Gary C.W. England
National Pet-Supply Retailer Stops Selling Shock Collars - Val Hughes
Behavioral and physiological reactions in dogs to a veterinary examination: Owner-dog interactions improve canine well-being - Erika Csoltova, Michaël Martineau, Alain Boissy, Caroline Gilbert
The Need for a National Accreditation Programme for Professionals Working in the Field of Animal Training and Behavioural Modification in New Zealand - Lindsay J. Skyner ,Kristie E. Cameron, Arnja Dale and Jessica K. Walker
The daytime feeding frequency affects appetite-regulating hormones, amino acids, physical activity, and respiratory quotient, but not energy expenditure, in adult cats fed regimens for 21 days - Alexandra Camara, Adronie Verbrugghe, Cara Cargo-Froom, Kylie Hogan, Trevor J. DeVries, Andrea Sanchez, Lindsay E. Robinson, Anna K. Shoveller
Puppy behavior at the veterinary clinic: a pilot study - Martin Godbout, Clara Palestrini, Guy Beauchamp, Diane Frank
Pre-operative stress in dogs – a preliminary investigation of behavior and heart rate variability in healthy hospitalized dogs - Misse A-M Väisänen, Anna E Valros, Elisa Hakaoja, Marja R Raekallio, Outi M Vainio
Influence of Veterinary Care on the Urinary Corticoid: Creatinine Ratio in Dogs - I K van Vonderen, H S Kooistra, A Rijnberk
Genetic mapping of canine fear and aggression - Isain Zapata, James A. Serpell & Carlos E. Alvarez
View the complete PPG Archive.
New this month!
Getting Willow: How the Loss of One Dog Taught Me How to Grieve and Love Again - Sonya Bevan
A Creative Solution for the Dog Who Barks at Other Dogs – Kitty Lee
Good Kharma: Lessons from a Retired Greyhound - Devene Godau
The Fearful Rescue Dog Who Changed My Life - Gloria Schmidt
How to Choose a Harness for Your Dog – Joan Hunter Mayer
Lockdown Learning from Home - Animal Courses Direct
Overcoming Fear of Vet Visits - Susan Nilson and Angelica Steinker
Feline Litter Box Problems: The Needs of the Many - Andrea Carne
Four on the Floor - Donna Savoie
Waving Loudly – Morag Heirs
Rethinking Dominance in Horses - Dorothy Heffernan
Cats: In Crisis – Dr. Liz Bales
Project Trade: Revisited - Daniel Antolec
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