Opinionate - A presenter- audience Chat Chuckle & Share session. An informal discussion on a particular topic where we encourage the audience to question, comment and offer up opinions.
PPG Radio hosts "Opinionate" sessions where we can have positive, productive and educational audience/presenter discussions on an array of industry topics.
Listening to and getting involved in these sessions is a great way to learn.
We will provide an engaging and interactive learning opportunity.
You may not agree with everything we say but it will certainly promote some positive and respectful dialogue.
Do you have a topic you would like to discuss? Why not join us as an 'Opinionate' guest!
Please email Louise Stapleton-Frappell so we can get your show scheduled!
2018 Chat Chuckle & Share Schedule
Wednesday, April 4th at 3 PM EST/8 PM GMT
With Chirag Patel
Chirag Patel joins PPG World Service co-hosts, Louise Stapleton-Frappell and Niki Tudge, to chat about pigs, hens and dogs. They will be discussing Chirag’s upcoming workshops and presentations at the PPG Behavior and Training Workshop at Best Friends: Click, Cluck n’ Crate; Piggy Power – What Happens When We Give the Power to the Pigs?; Protection Pig – Teaching through Protected Contact; and Common Ideas in Dog Training - Questioning the Obvious
Tuesday, May 1st at 3 PM EST/8 PM GMT
With Angelica Steinker and Daniel Antolec
Angelica Steinker and Daniel Antolec join us on this hard-hitting show in which we will be discussing Angelica’s article for BARKS: A Lesson in Compassion and her BARKS from the Guild March 2018 cover story about dogs who have been injured and/or killed in training or boarding situations. We will also be chatting about Daniel’s PPG blog post Zoophilia: A hidden horror for animals in which he discussed the sexual abuse of animals.
Wednesday, June 20th at 1PM EST/6 PM GMT
With Sam Redmond
. Co-hosts Niki Tudge and Louise Stapleton-Frappell will be joined by PPGBI Steering Committee member, Sam Redmond, who has spent a number of years working with wolfdog breeders and animals of different content levels. Sam will be chatting about her experiences and the work she has done partnering with breeders as well as the situation in the UK with these animals. She will elaborate on what we are likely to see in the UK in our professional practices and what we can expect from these kinds of dogs.
Tuesday, July 10th at 3 PM EST/8 PM GMT
With Dr. Lynn Bahr
PPG World Service co-hosts, Louise Stapleton-Frappell and Niki Tudge will be joined by veterinarian, member of the PPG Cat Committee, PPG Summit presenter, and founder of Dezi & Roo, Dr. Lynn Bahr.
Dr. Bahr will be chatting about all things cat, including her recent PPG blog post, Why Every Cat Needs a Place to Hide and her article in BARKS from the Guild magazine, Pain Underlying, in which she discusses the issue of pain, how well cats can hide it, and the impact chronic pain can have on behavior. She will also talk about the long-term physical and behavioral effects of declawing cats, a procedure that is banned in over 20 countries but is still widely practiced in the United States.
Wednesday August 3rd at 3 PM EST/8 PM GMT
With David Shade
United States military veteran, David Shade will be joining us to chat about the article that he wrote for BARKS from the Guild magazine entitled The Best I Can Be; his journey which started out using aversive methods; how is boxer, Lulu, saved his life twice and how he became the force-free trainer he is today!
Tuesday October 2nd at 3 PM EST/8 PM GMT
With Jane Bowers
Jane Bowers, of Dogs of Distinction Canine Training in Vancouver, British Columbia, is joining us to chat about her online course Assessing and Interpreting Dog Behaviour. The course is hosted by the Canadian Police Knowledge Network for law enforcement personnel and others who meet unfamiliar dogs in the course of their duties.