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About The Pet Professional Guild

The Pet Professional Guild is a membership organization representing pet industry professionals who are committed to results based, science based force-free training and pet care.  Become a steward of the science based, results based force-free message, philosophy and training practices. Join Today! 

If you philosophically align yourself with PPG but need help learning the tools of the trade, then join us as a provisional member and enjoy the benefits of our educational resources. The Pet Professional Guild also offers a FREE membership for Pet Owners. Join us today and support our mission and key charter. If you need help with a training or behavior problem and cannot find a professional in our directory then please use our Training and Behavior Hotline. PPG also offers a great selection of live and recorded webinars. Click here for educational resources. Pet Owners you get to join for free and enjoy your own individual membership benefits. Learn more here 

The PPG 2017 Summit in Orlando, FL. More than 26 presenters over 3.5 days. 

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Three packages to choose from, making it easier for you to plan your trip.

The Pet Dog Ambassador Program

The Pet Dog Ambassador (PDA) is a 5 step credentialing program for dog guardians to test their knowledge, skills and  ability to manage their canine companion in real life settings. Learn more

The aim of the credentialing program is to acknowledge the hard work and commitment that guardians and their dogs undertake to make their shared lives enjoyable. The program recognizes this team effort from a puppy’s very early training. 

Help us to encourage guardians to continue training and developing new skills, abilities and knowledge together as a team.  Join us, as an instructor you are licensed to hold and teach the PDA curriculums in your area and if you are an assessor then you can both teach and assess pet dogs in the program. 


Pet Professional Accreditation Board

An independently assessed credentialing program for all levels of pet training and behavior consulting. 

PPAB offers the only Accredited Training Technician and Professional Canine Trainer  certification for professionals who believe there is no place for shock, choke, prong, fear or intimidation in canine training and behavior practices. PPAB also offers the only psychometrically developed examination for Training & Behavior Consultants who also support  these humane and scientific practices. Learn about the accreditation process

Recent News

Pet Professional Guild celebrates launch of Shock-Free Coalition with week of events, summit ticket giveaway

Successful first week for global initiative that seeks elimination of electric shock devices in animal training, consumer transparency for pet guardians seeking professional advice

TAMPA, Fla. - Oct. 2, 2017 -The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has celebrated the launch of its Shock-Free Coalition (www.shockfree.org) with a week of special events that included interviews with several canine behavior experts, a host of interactive social media activities, and culminated in the giveaway of 10 tickets to its annual educational summit, taking place in Orlando, Florida on November 16-20, 2017. Read the full resource here


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Join us in 2018 for the PPG Workshop at Best Friends in UT. Click here to learn more


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