Stay Up-to-Date with the Latest Developments at PPG! Issue 19: July 2017
Welcome to the latest edition of NEWS from the Guild, published in association with BARKS from the Guild, PPG’s bi-monthly trade publication for pet professionals.
PPGBI Holds Successful Edinburgh Meet
Pet Professional Guild British Isles (PPGBI)'s meet-up in Edinburgh, Scotland last month was a huge success. A big thank you to all who presented and attended!
PPG, Doggone Safe Sign Up New Members at Victoria Stilwell Dog Bite Convention
PPGBI and Doggone Safe were represented at the Victoria Stilwell Dog Bite Conference in Kingston, England last month and received a large number of inquiries about both organizations, as well as signing up some new members. PPG and Doggone Safe president, Niki Tudge (pictured below right, with PPGBI membership manager Louise Stapleton-Frappell, left, and new PPGBI member, Rebekah Day) also presented at the event, on how to get your business message out into the marketplace.
New This Month in the PPG Archive
Development of the “Highly Sensitive Dog” questionnaire to evaluate the personality dimension “Sensory Processing Sensitivity” in dogs
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Orlando Summit 2017
There's still time to register for PPG's 2017 summit in Orlando, Florida at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort on Thursday, November 16 to Monday, November 20, 2017. Three value package options are available for the event: the Great Dane, the Golden Retriever and the Border Terrier. The all-inclusive Great Dane offers an early bird special interest-free financing plan. PPG has negotiated competitive rates at the resort during the event, plus three days before and after. Download the official summit app as soon as you register. Attendees can also schedule a one-on-one in-person sit down with the Dog*tec business coaches.
** Special discounts are available for groups and Australian members!
Email Rebekah King for more details. **
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Project Trade Announces May Ambassador
Congratulations to Heather Luedecke of Delighted Dog Training Academy in Columbus, Ohio, USA who traded three choke collars (top left) and is Project Trade's ambassador for May, 2017. Congratulations too to JJ Bachant Brown of The DogSmith Gulf Coast on the Gulf Coast, Florida, USA for trading one shock collar and one prong collar (top right) , and to Debra Monroe of Managing Manners Positive Dog Training in Oakland County, Michigan, USA for trading one shock collar and one prong collar (bottom row).
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.
PPG World Service Radio Show, Podcasts
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 4 p.m. EDT with guest Janis Bradley.
Topics: Anthropomorphism, hypervigilance and helicopter pet parents.
Sunday, August 6 - Noon EDT with guest Pat Miller.
Topic: Canine Cognition and Ethical Dilemmas.
Wednesday, August 16 - 4 PM EDT with guest Dr. Ilana Reisner.
Topic: Dog Bites and Children. A Behavioral Perspective.
Dr. Nathaniel Hall discusses his upcoming PPG Summit presentations Canine sense and scent ability: An overview of research on canine odor detection and future directions and Canine stereotypic behavior: Research on causes and treatment in this June 21, 2017 podcast.
Live PPG Webinars
Feline Foraging Toys: How to Implement, Motivate, and Stage the Difficulty Level presented by Ingrid Johnson: Wednesday, July 26 -4 p.m. EST
Risk Assessment & Safely Handling Multiple Dogs presented by Claire Staines: Thursday, July 27 - 2 p.m. EST
Behavior Chain Fundamentals presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell: Thursday, August 10 -
3 p.m. EST
Platform Training - Step Up to the Mark presented by Kay Attwood: Friday, August 11 - 3 p.m. EST
Beware of the Dog! presented by Pat Miller: Friday, August 18 - 1 p.m. ESTDiscounted Webinars - This Month ONLY!
PPG is offering selected webinars at a discount this month (discount valid till July 31, 2017).
Standing Invitation to Join Facebook Groups - All about Cats, Horses
Research Study into Compassion Fatigue
Dr. Vanessa Rohlf of La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia and her colleagues are conducting a study into Compassion Fatigue in People who Care for Animals: Incidence, Risk & Protective Factors. If you would like to participate, please do so here.
PPGBI is greatly saddened to report the passing of Ian McParland. Ian was a proud member of PPGBI, had been full time Instructor at the world famous Metropolitan Police Dog School during his career, and operated his own business, A Better Canine, a dog behavioral consultancy based in Worthing, West Sussex, England.
"Ian was a proud member of the Pet Professional Guild who influenced many in the 'dog world,' challenging preconceived ideas and thus improving the lives of many dogs through his work both in the Metropolitan Police Service and through his own companies as an expert witness and educator," said PPGBI membership manager, Louise Stapleton-Frappell.
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