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Your  2016 Virtual Pet Care Summit - attend in Your Pajamas!

Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12, 2016
3 monthly payments available to all registrants. Simply register for the event and wait for your initiation email. Then click on the appropriate link and sign up for payments.

Welcome to the Registration Page

Welcome to the registration page for our 2016 Virtual Pet Care Summit. 

This is a summit you can attend from the comfort of your own home and even wearing your PJ's. 

  • More than 25 hours of educational webinars across a variety of topics geared towards the pet care professional
  • Two tracks each day starting at 9:00 AM EDT and finishing around 7:30 PM EDT
  • Ample time for lunch and breaks
  • Registration options for members and non members
  • Registration options for those who want to view specific live sessions only and those who wish to receive all the recordings afterwards. Chose between basic and premium registration options.
  • Recordings available after the fact to premium registrants

1. The Basic Package Includes:

2. Premium Package Includes:

  • 13 hours of live webinars you can personally attend over the two days.  Click here for more information
  • Recordings to all of the sessions sent to you by email after the event
  • PDF handouts of each webinar note slides

Presenter List & Webinar Descriptions 

Your Presenters range in experience and skill covering everything from marketing, branding, sales, canine and feline communication, health and handling, managing groups of dogs, dog walking skills, grooming, dog bite safety and appropriate play ... and much more 

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Virtual Summit

    • Monday, December 12, 2016
    • Monday, December 12, 2022
    • Recorded Webinar

    Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar

    (One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)

    Presented by Niki Tudge

    CEUs: PPAB 2

    This two-hour presentation (broken down into two 1-hour sessions) will give you an overview on the key topics that need to be standardized within your pet care business. Everything from branding your business, safety and security policies to the necessary documentation and employee policies. Each presentation comes with action items the viewer can use to develop workable to do lists. Whether you want to understand professional competency or learn about pet care policies and procedures this is a must attend for those operating professionally in the pet care arena.

    Webinar Objectives  

    • How can we increase the professionalism of our industry while enhancing competency and ethics?
    • What are non-negotiable operating policies and how can we define them?
    • How can small business branding help our operation and enhance our profitability?
    • Understand the necessity for standardization particularly when growing the business from being just a lone operator to taking on and developing employees. 

    About the Presenter


    Niki is the President and Founder of DogNostics eLearning, The DogSmith®, The Pet Professional Guild and Doggone Safe. Niki is a passionate educator and in her prior life held many roles where she was responsible for the education and growth of hundreds of senior management professionals across many disciplines. Niki is a certified people trainer, holding credentials from the International Training Board at three levels. Niki is also a certified facilitator through the Acuity Institute and holds numerous other qualifications in pet training and behavior. Niki has a business degree and MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England

    • Monday, December 12, 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Tuesday, December 12, 2023
    • 2:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

    Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar

    (One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)

    Presented by Laura Bridges from Business Insurers of the Carolinas

    CEUs: PPAB 1 

    This presentation is designed to present Pet Professional Guild (PPG) members with an overview of insurance coverages that may be used to cover exposures to risk in their pet services businesses. It will go through PPG’s liability policy, including care, custody and control/animal bailee and veterinary medical coverages, as well as other general liability, professional liability, commercial property/equipment/business owners’ policies, workers’ compensation, commercial auto, bonding and umbrella policies. The presentation will include actual claims examples from the claims files at Business Insurers of the Carolinas in an effort to provide members with an understanding of the types of claims often seen and that are specific to the pet care/service industry. 

    Webinar Objectives

    • The importance of understanding the various insurance coverages that they need to properly cover their business.
    • The differences between general and professional liability and the importance of reading coverage forms.
    • The differences between PPG liability policy versus other policies on the market including differences between care, custody and control, animal bailee and veterinary medical expenses.
    • The importance of workers’ compensation and how workers compensation law differs from IRS/tax law as it pertains to employee/employer relationships. 

    About the Presenter

    Laura Bridges has been providing insurance and working with pet service professionals (dog trainers, pet sitters, pet groomers and boarding/daycare facilities) since she started working with Business Insurers of the Carolinas in August, 2000. She has headed the pet services department since 2002, specializing in insuring pet trainers, pet sitters/dog walkers, boarding kennels/daycares and pet grooming professionals. Laura works closely with David Pearsall, coowner of the company, and attends many association conferences each year, including the PPG Summit, meeting face to face with clients and working with them to reduce their exposures to risk.

Who Will Benefit From Attending This Summit

  1. Pet Care Providers
  2. Kennel Technicians
  3. Groomers
  4. Pet Sitters
  5. Dog Walkers 
  6. Day Care Operators
  7. Veterinary Assistants
  8. Student Dog Trainers
  9. Shelter employees
  10. Breeders
  11. Dog Trainers 

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