May 2019: Issue 41
PPG Announces 2020 Summit; Calls for Presenters
PPG has announced the location and dates for PPG Summit 2020! Join us once again in Kanab, Utah and choose between two unique programs. Next year’s theme is Collaborative Care and Enrichment – Creating Partnerships for Positive Results. Save the date: Sept 20-25, 2020! 15% Early Bird Discount and payment plans now available! Would you like to present? If so, we want to hear from you. Apply here!
Portland 2019: Watch the Opening Address
Portland 2019: Session Recordings
Session recordings from PPG’s 2019 Portland Summit are now available. Discounts available for PPG members! 25 hours of session audio with PowerPoint presentation PDFs = education starting at $6.50 per hour. You can also order audio recordings of the very popular cat sessions only for just $60.
Portland 2019: Selfie and Swag Photo Competition Winners
PPG is delighted to announce the winners of its #PPGSelfie and #PPGSwag photo competitions held at the Portland Summit. Congratulations to Dawn Elberson Goehring of Pahoa, Hawaii, winner of the #PPGSelfie Competition (above left)! Dawn wins a ticket to PPG's sixth annual summit in Kanab, Utah in September 2020. Congratulations too to Sarah Forge of Sydney, Australia, winner of the #PPGSwag Competition (above right)! Sarah wins a $100 PPG gift voucher. Thank you to everyone who took part. More entries plus a full report from the event will be featured in the July edition of BARKS from the Guild.
Portland 2019: Sponsor and Vendor Special Offers Extended
The sponsors and vendors from Portland 2019 have kindly extended their special discounts throughout this month exclusively for event attendees and PPG members. Find out what’s on offer here! Note: you must be logged into the members’ area of the PPG website. PPG is so grateful for the support we have from our Corporate Partners, and PPG Summit Sponsors and Vendors. Help us to thank them by showing your support while you enjoy these great offers.
You’ve Been +R’d!
PPG Likes to practice what it preaches and reinforce members for their outstanding contribution to our +R community. First off the bat is Emma Judson of Canine Consultant in the U.K. Congratulations! Every month PPG and PPGBI will be randomly reinforcing members who have a positive impact.
The digital edition of the May 2019 issue of BARKS from the Guild is now available. The issue’s Cover Story reports on how member views are shaping PPG’s contribution to shelter and rescue organizations, based on the results of the 2018 survey distributed by the PPG Shelter and Rescue Division and there are lots of other great articles covering all things canine, training, feline, behavior, equine, pet care, business, and consulting.
Congratulations to Jennifer Nowak of Happy Tails Pet Training in Wisconsin, USA, who exchanged four prong collars and is Project tRade Ambassador for March 2019.
Project Trade is PPG's advocacy program whereby members offer service discounts in exchange for aversive training gear.
Find out how Project Trade can help your business in Helping Dogs, Helping Families.
Thursday, June 6, 2019, 1 p.m EST
Guest: Dr. Lynn Bahr:
Topic: The benefits of allowing cats to scratch and how to encourage them to scratch appropriately.
Fill out this form if you’d like to submit a question to any of the guests or hosts.
April 17, 2019: Alexandra Kurland on the how, what and why of training, and an exploration of where the simple training mantra “For every behavior you teach there is an opposite behavior you must teach to keep things in balance” takes us.
May 10, 2019: Marco Adda on free-ranging dogs, one of the most widely distributed carnivores in the world, yet whose behavior scientists are only just beginning to study. Read the interview with Marco Adda in BARKS from the Guild.
Wednesday, June 5 - 1:30 p.m. EDT
Riding with the Clicker. Presented by Alexandra Kurland
Monday, June 17 - 2 p.m. EDT
Overcoming the Dreaded Doorbell and Crazy Door Manners. Presented by Yvette Van Veen
Discounted Webinars - This Month ONLY!
PPG is offering selected webinars at a discount this month (discount valid till May 31, 2019).
New this month!
Classical Conditioning is a One-Way Street – Hannah Branigan
Sleeping position of shelter dogs - Katherine A. Houpt
Medical Issues in Pets May Cause Behavior Problems - Dr. Sophia Yin
Neurons never quite recover from ‘Pavlov’s bell’ – Taylor Kubota-Stanford
The effects of exercise and calm interactions on in-kennel behavior of shelter dogs - Alexandra Protopopova, Hagar Hauser, Kissel J.Goldman, Clive D.L.Wynne
Does the Cognitive Bias Test in Dogs Depend on Spatial Learning? - Margaret E. Gruen, Melanie L.Foster, Lucia Lazarowski, Amanda Jeffries, Barbara L.Sherman, David C. Dorman
Therapeutic for all? Observational assessments of therapy canine stress in an on-campus stress-reduction program - Haley Silas, John-Tyler Binfet, Adam Ford
The Biggest Trends In The Pet Industry - Richard Kestenbaum
Abnormal behavior and the self-regulation of motivational state - Donald M. Broom
Bad Dog Behavior: Is It a Medical Problem or a Training Issue? - Mikkel Becker
See the full PPG Archive.
How to Make the Transition to Full-Time Dog Pro – Veronica Boutelle
The “Invention” of Cues in Training - Eileen Anderson
How Long Does it Take to Train a Dog? – Sue McCabe
Lawn Chemicals and Dogs – Daniel Antolec
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