What Does Force-Free Mean?
Pet Professional Guild Members Understand Force-Free to Mean:
No shock, no pain, no choke, no fear, no physical force, no physical molding, no compulsion-based methods are employed to train or care for a pet.
Your professional dog trainer will use the least aversive and least invasive behavior change protocols available to help you. They will choose the most suitable protocol to support you in reaching your goals. The top priority when developing a behavior change program or training plan is the welfare of your pet.
The Guild is building a connection and partnership between pet owners and ethical, force-free, holistic pet dog trainers and pet care providers through the Pet Professional Guild’s Membership and the services and education we provide. Our key business purpose is to initiate a serious effort for the education of pet care providers and the public coupled with an emphasis on building collaboration among force-free pet trainers and professional pet care providers.
We aim to publicize “our voice for the profession” that advocates for mutually agreed guiding principles for the pet care industry.
The Pet Professional Guild stands alone as the only single point of access to a variety of information and tools provided by pet care professionals that adhere to a strict code of conduct. The Pet Professional Guild affiliates & members offer a selection of force-free, learning-theory based dog training services coupled with professional pet sitting and dog walking services.
Whether you're a dog owner looking to solve a specific behavioral problem, a dog lover simply wanting to gain more control and clarity in your relationship with your dog or a family burdened by the question of how to take care of pets while away from home, Guild Members can help you. PPG members concentrate on the physical, mental, environmental and emotional well being of each pet with the system as a whole determining how the individual parts behave and contribute to the pet’s well-being.
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