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July 2019: Issue 43

PPG Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

PPG has awarded scholarships to three successful candidates under its Education Scholarship Program for 2019. This year's recipients, Ingrid Norris, Micaela Young and Julie Barber, have been notified of their success and are set to embark on their education in the next six months. The successful candidates have been awarded as follows: Norris, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Barber, of Romsey, Victoria, Australia, will study with DogNostics Career Center in Tampa, Florida, while Young, of Davis, California, will study with The Academy for Dog Trainers in Emeryville, California. Read press release.

Kanab 2020 on Facebook; Early Bird Discount Available

PPG’s sixth annual summit, taking place in Kanab, Utah now has its very own Facebook group. Join the group when you register for the event to chat to other attendees about transport options etc. Kanab 2020 offers two unique programs:

Program 1: The Three-Day Summit:

Monday, September 21 - Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

Program 2: The Five-Day Summit + Skills Workshop:

Monday, September 21 - Friday, September 25, 2020

The theme is Collaborative Care and Enrichment – Creating Partnerships for Positive Results and a 15% Early Bird Discount and payment plans are available if you sign up before September 2019.

July BARKS Available Online

The digital edition of the July 2019 issue of BARKS from the Guild is now available. This issue’s Cover Story examines what science tells us about the use of electric shock in animal training, examines some of the common arguments used in favor of the practice, and what you can do to help the Shock-Free Coalition. and there are lots of other great articles covering all things canine, training, feline, behavior, equine, pet care, business, and consulting.

PPG Workshops 2019: Robert Hewings


Dr. Robert Hewings from the UK College of Scent Dogs is coming to PPG Headquarters in Tampa, Florida in November 2019 to present two programs:

#1 Become an Accredited Scent Instructor: Saturday, November 9 - Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

#2 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Assistance Dog Training: Monday, November 18 - Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

Monthly payments and CEUs available for both events. Working and auditor spots are available for both. More details and how to register here.

PPG Workshops 2019: Craig Ogilvie


Highly experienced certified canine behaviorist and trainer, police dog training instructor and mondioring decoy, Craig Ogilvie will be in the US for the first time to present a two-day workshop, Communication, Interaction, Arousal & Problematic Behaviors - A Practical Guide to Understanding, Implementing and Overcoming, on October 12-13, 2019 at PPG’s Tampa, Florida HQ.


Project Trade Names May Ambassador

Congratulations to PPG Advocacy Committee co-chairman, Daniel Antolec, of Happy Buddha Dog Training

in Wisconsin, USA who swapped two prong collars and two choke chains for service discounts and has been named Project Trade Ambassador for May 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.


Friday, July 26, 2019, 2 p.m. EST

Guest: Adina Silberstein, CEO of Queenie’s Pets

Topic: Adina Silberstein will discuss her upcoming PPG Webinar on Wednesday, July 31, Say “No” More Often: Capitalizing on Your Unique Value. The discussion will focus on how operating from fear can negatively impact decision-making, yet creating clear-cut, forward-thinking boundaries can positively impact work/life balance, profitability, company culture and more.

Register to listen live or get the recording.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 2 p.m. EST

Guest: Daniel Quagliozzi

Topics: Cats and consent to petting; How overstimulation and petting aggression can be avoided through awareness of human intention and the understanding of feline body language and thresholds; How taking fewer physical liberties with our cats can allow for more social interaction and trust with our cats.

Register to listen live or get the recording.

Fill out this form if you’d like to submit a question to any of the guests or hosts.


June 6, 2019: Dr. Lynn Bahr on the benefits of allowing cats to scratch and how to encourage them to scratch appropriately.

View the full schedule of upcoming BARKS Podcasts here.

Tuesday, July 16 - 2 p.m. EDT

Debunk, Support Science, or Tell a Story? - Presented by Zazie Todd Ph.D

Wednesday, July 24 - 2 p.m. EDT

How to Bring Back the Food Motivation. Presented by Yvette Van Veen

Wednesday, July 31 - 1 p.m. EDT

Say "No" More Often: Capitalizing on Your Unique Value. Presented by Adina Silberstein

Tuesday, August 6 - 1 p.m. EDT

Fear Learning and How to Work with Fearful Dogs. Presented by Alexandra Santos

Monday, August 12 - 8 p.m. EDT

There’s No Place Like Home: Easing the Transition to Inside Life for Outside Dogs. Presented by Kristi Benson

Discounted Webinars - This Month ONLY!

PPG is offering selected webinars at a discount this month (discount valid till July 31, 2019).



Building Empathy - How to Teach Children to Interact Safely with Dogs

Janis Bradley

Learn about Platform Training for Dogs

Michele Pouliot

Nutrigenomics for Dogs: Creating Health & Vitality through Food

Dr. Jean Dodds

Effective Training Sessions - The Pathway to Excellence

Dawn Gilkison

Relaxation is Incompatible With Many Problematic Behaviors. Learn to teach dogs how to relax

Cissy Sumner

Member Brags

PPG member Traci Moriarty has received a Five Star Review in The Durango Telegraph. Congratulations!

Let us know if you've been in the news so we can feature you here!

A Selection of What's New This Month:

Acquiring a Pet Dog: A Review of Factors Affecting the Decision-Making of Prospective Dog Owners - Katrina E. Holland

Cat Stress Score - M.R. Kessler, Dennis C. Turner

To click or not to click, the how to train question - Frania Shelley-Grielen

Aggression level and enclosure size in horses (Equus caballus) - Birgit Flauger, Konstanze Kr├╝ger

Cat declaw controversy challenges veterinary profession - Jennifer Fiala

Does My Cat Have Separation Anxiety? – Dr. Marty Becker

A Comparison of Four Environmental Enrichments on Adoptability of ShelterDogs - Pamela J. Perry, Janet M. Scarlett, Katherine A. Houpt, Hollis N. Erb

You can’t see me…the value of hiding enrichment for cats – Dr. Rachel Casey

AAFP and ISFM Feline Environmental Needs Guidelines - Sarah L H Ellis, Ilona Rodan, Hazel C Carney, Sarah Heath, Irene Rochlitz, Lorinda D Shearburn, Eliza Sundahl, Jodi L Westropp

Transparency and Research for the Future of Horse Sports - Cristina Wilkins and Denzil O'Brien

See the full PPG Archive.

New this month!

Teaching Your Dog to “Go Say ‘Hi'” – Danette Johnson

No Recall? Is It Really Your Dog’s Fault? - Anna Bradley

To Chase, or Not to Chase? – Daniel Antolec

Case Study: Separation Distress, Insecurity and Panic When Away from His Owner – Theo Stewart

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