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  1. Pet Professional Accreditation Board FREE credentialing for the Canine Training Technician - Accredited, Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited and Examination FEE only for the Canine Behavior Consultant
  2. Proud affiliation with the  only membership association  for professionals who subscribe to the view that aversive methods should never be used - or even deemed necessary - in the training or behavior modification of any animal.
  3. Full use and distribution of all PPGs Position Statements and Guiding Principles
  4. Business support and advise through PPG Live sessions in the PPG member group
  5. Access to apply for the PPG Annual Scholarship Award
  6. Acces to the Monthly PPG BARKS Newsletter
  7. Access to the FULL PPG Archive of articles and all printed PPG materials in one database (>3,500 articles)
  8. Front seat access to the Shock-Free Coalition and its many resources
  9. Member discounted webinars
  10. Member rates for monthly webinars
  11. An organization that stands up for what you believe in with ongoing advocacy initiatives, and backs it all up with the latest scientific research and peer-reviewed studies. All members agree to abide by PPG's Guiding Principles.
  12. Access to BARKS Podcasts monthly member live radio and podcasts.
  13. Access to discounted professional accreditation, FREE to PPGBI members in 2021, to the highest standard through The Pet Professional Accreditation Board.
  14. A prestigious recognized membership affiliation with international reach throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
  15. Affiliation with the Journal of Veterinary Behavior and discounted subscription rates.
  16. Access to our Trade Mark ‘The Pet Professional Guild, The Association of Force- Free Pet Professionals.’
  17. An electronic copy of our Proud to Be a Member Badge.
  18. The PPG membership certificate.
  19. Group insurance policy pricing.
  20. Access to a minimum of one FREE educational webinar each month.
  21. Continued Educational Units via our discounted webinars and access to PPG’s online archive of educational material.
  22. Discounted educational programs via third party providers.
  23. Discounted pricing on print materials, marketing collateral and sales aids.
  24. A bi-monthly FREE online subscription to our  "BARKS from the Guild" publication for training and behavior professionals.
  25. Networking opportunities with fellow members.
  26. Public relations and news releases.
  27. Community outreach programs.
  28. PPG branded client handouts.
  29. Personalized marketing tools and educational handouts.
  30. Multiple vendor discounts across pet industry partners.
  31. Networking in the PPG members’ Facebook group, a positive and engaging area for industry discussion, support and advice.
  32. Exclusive access to the PPG All About Cats Facebook group
  33. Exclusive access to the PPG all About Horses Facebook group
  34. Affiliation with Animal Wellness Magazine providing member discounts.
  35. Special discounted rates at PPG's Annual Virtual Geek Week Event
  36. Special member rates at PPG’s Annual Educational Summits.
  37. Full business listing on our PPG website with zip code locator search feature.
  38. Access to business webinars to help you market and operate your business. 
  39. Access to Project Trade
  40. Access to The Pet Dog Ambassador Program 

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Additional Benefits

  • Your business registered on the PPG website makes it easy for customers to find you and they will be fully confident that you are ‘force-free’ forever and your professional colleagues and vendors can recommend you without hesitation knowing what your business philosophy and ethics are…
  • You will have the support and camaraderie of your professional ‘force-free’ colleagues. You will be part of a team so even though you are running your business on your own, you’ll never be alone. Help is just an email, phone call or text message away…
  • You will gain access to some of the industry’s leading experts. PPG members and advisers come from a wide variety of skills and specialties and some the industry’s most accomplished individuals are represented in PPG.
  • You will be given educational opportunities to ensure you stay current with the latest business processes, learning theory research and best industry practices keeping you on the cutting edge of your career…
  • You will be affiliated with and participate in an organization whose business ethics and pet care philosophy, mission, vision and values are clearly stated, unchanging and reflect your principles…
  • You will be able to access a growing list of benefits, perks, discounts, incentives and services that will support your personal and professional goals making your life more fulfilling, more fun and more profitable…
  • You will gain more control over your life, business and career by using the resources the PPG provides…
  • You will belong to an organization where membership stands for something so you can proudly tell the world, ‘I’m a member of the Guild.


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