Announcing The Shock-Free Coalition

September 25 - October 1, 2017. Get involved! Here is how you can join us for any of the many campaign week activities:

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 Date  Event  Link/Registration
August 30, 2017 Announcement made on the Shock-Free Coalition roll-out to PPG members and stakeholders.  Read the communication here
September 25 - September 30, 2017
Share our Social Media Campaign Badges. Post them across your own social media or share our PPG Facebook posts. Help us spread the word by using the hashtag #ShockFreeCoalition.
To launch on Sept 25th 
September 25, 2017 Official Public Announcement of The Shock-Free Coalition - Send your own press release to your local media to inform your community of your participation.  To launch on Sept 25th 
September 25, 2017 12 Noon - Wave the Shock-Free Social Media Banner. To launch on Sept 25th 
September 25, 2017 Sign the Shock-Free Pledge. Stop by and sign the Shock-Free Coalition Pledge. To launch on Sept 25th 
September 25, 2017 Come and learn about the Shock-Free Coalition. Join PPG president Niki Tudge for a webinar at 12 Noon. See below event to register
September 26, 2017 3 p.m. Special  Shock-Free Edition of PPG World Service radio show.  Join The Project Trade Team hosted by Louise Stapleton-Frappell and Niki Tudge. Join us to talk about Project Trade and to share experiences with our Project Trade ambassadors and participants. 

See below events  to register
September 27, 2017 3 p.m. Ask The Expert - Jean Donaldson. Join us while we host Jean Donaldson live on the PPG Facebook  Event Page to talk Positive Reinforcement and why we should "Click not Shock."

Click here for the Facebook event page where the chat will take place. 
September 28, 2017 Support the Shock-Free Coalition. Join PPG this week and have your $10.00 or $5.00 GBP membership application fee waived. Use code ShockFree when you apply through your respective website.

 To launch Sept 25th
September 28, 2017 3 p.m. Special PPG World Service radio show. Join Drayton Michaels and Niki Tudge for an uncensored chat about shock, when it is most often employed and how, what other interventions can be used to manage and train given the situation. This show will be held in honor of the late PPG founding member, Anne Springer, who was a lifelong advocate and warrior for force-free training methods See below events  to register
September 29, 2017 Share The Joy! Share a photograph of your happy stress free pet across social media. To launch Sept 25th
September 30, 2017 12 Noon. Win a FREE Ticket to the PPG Summit in Orlando, Florida November 16-20, 2017. Join our live competition on the PPG Facebook Page. Results will be announced immediately. FIVE tickets including hotel room are up for grabs and 5 entrance tickets. To launch Sept 25th
October 1st, 2017 4 p.m. EST Special Shock-Free Edition of PPG World Service radio show. Join us as we interview Marc Bekoff. Hosted by Louise Stapleton-Frappell and Niki Tudge. Join us as we chat to ethologist and best-selling author, Dr. Bekoff.
See below events  to register

Special Shock-Free Coalition Broadcasts

Shock Free Coalition

    • Monday, September 25, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Live Webinar


    Presented by Niki Tudge



    The key purpose of the Shock-Free Coalition is to build a strong and broad movement committed to eliminating shock devices from the supply and demand chain. This goal will be reached when shock tools and equipment are universally unavailable and not permitted for the training, management and care of pets.

    Join Niki Tudge for this celebratory webinar on the roll out day of the Shock-Free Coalition. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn what the coalition is, the purpose and the goal
    • Review the Shock-Free Pledge 
    • Review the Blueprint PowerPoint available to you all as an educational tool in your community - the first of many
    • Ask questions, learn more about how you can get involved

    About The Presenter


    Niki Tudge PCBC-A AABP-CDBT AAPB–CDT is the president and founder of The DogSmith, an international licensing company for pet trainers and pet care providers, and president and founder of The Pet Professional Guild, an industry association for science based humane pet professionals. Tudge also founded, and is a faculty member, at DogNostics Career Center, an online school for pet professionals, and currently serves as the president of Doggone Safe a, nonprofit aimed at dog bite prevention through education. 

    Before following her passion into association management and nonprofit administration, Tudge enjoyed a distinguished career in the hospitality industry holding executive positions all over the world. This extensive experience managing luxury hotels serviced by hundreds of employees and management personnel provided her with incredibly broad knowledge in every facet of business.

    Along with her business degree and MBA from Oxford Brookes University, England, Tudge is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, an HCITB TS1, TS2 and TS3 certified people trainer, and a certified facilitator and project manager. She is the author of People Training Skills for Pet Professionals, Get Coaching Now, Training Big for Small Business and A Kid’s Comprehensive Guide to Speaking Dog! Tudge has recently lectured at The Pet Professional Guild educational summit in Tampa, Florida, and the Dog Bite Prevention and Behavior Conference in London, England, hosted by Victoria Stilwell.


    • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online


    A Shock-Free Coalition Special Event



    Show Format

    A one hour Chat, Chuckle & Learn with some members of our Project Trade Team.  Come and join us and learn all about Project Trade as we celebrate the roll out of PPG's Shock-Free Coalition

    Your Program Hosts

    Niki Tudge and Louise Stapleton-Frappell
    Together we are hoping to create a fun, educational and informative show.  So come along and join us, bring your questions, expertise and a whole load of humor!



    • Thursday, September 28, 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online


    A Shock-Free Coalition Special Event


    Show Format

    A one hour Chat, Chuckle & Learn with Niki Tudge and Drayton Michaels.  Come and join us as we celebrate the roll out of PPG's Shock-Free Coalition and honor the memory of late PPG founding member, Anne Springer, while we chat about the use of shock in dog training.  An uncensored hour of talk between Niki and Drayton on shock, when it is most often employed  by trainers and pet owners and what protocols, interventions can be used instead. 




    Learn more here 


    Your Program Hosts

    Niki Tudge and Louise Stapleton-Frappell
    Together we are hoping to create a fun, educational and informative show.  So come along and join us, bring your questions, expertise and a whole load of humor!



    • Sunday, October 01, 2017
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online


    A Shock-Free Coalition Special Event



    Show Format

    A one hour Chat, Chuckle & Learn with Marc Bekoff.  Come and join us as we celebrate the roll out of PPG's Shock-Free Coalition while we chat to Marc about animal behavior and emotions.

    Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is a Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society and a past Guggenheim Fellow. In 2000 he was awarded the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society for major long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior. Learn more here 


    Your Program Hosts

    Niki Tudge and Louise Stapleton-Frappell
    Together we are hoping to create a fun, educational and informative show.  So come along and join us, bring your questions, expertise and a whole load of humor!



 


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