July 2022: Issue 79
New PPG Divisional Meetups
Starting August 2022, PPG will be rolling out new Divisional Meetups for its members. The meetings will be hosted by PPG’s individual committees and are designed to support the PPG community.
The meetups will provide a chance to meet, chat and learn about specific topics pertinent to that division. Guest speakers will be in attendance and the events will be recorded so members can listen afterwards.
Events will be rotated around time zones to enable members across different time zones to attend, i.e., 9 a.m. ET, Noon ET, and 5 p.m. ET, and will be accessible via both Facebook and Zoom.
Watch this space! Event listings will be posted shortly in the member area of the PPG website.
How would you like to win a FREE ticket worth $500 to PPG’s November 2022 Scent Events?
We are looking for new and original articles on the topic of Canine Scent and How Scent can be used in our businesses to help modify and resolve other training and behavior concerns. Selected articles will be published on the BARKS from the Guild media platform. We may also publish snippets on our social media platforms or in our new pet owner publication Pets and Their People.
Deadline for entries: July 30, 2022
November Scent Workshops
PPG's November scent events will be hosted by Dr. Robert Hewings and Karen Hewings of the UK College of Scent Dogs in Crystal River on the Nature Coast of Florida. Scent
Event 1: Scent and Scentability
Wednesday, November 2 - Friday, November 4, 2022
Program includes an introduction to the canine olfactory system, an introduction to scent and its many disciplines, teaching scent skills (plus equipment and environment), scent searches (patterns, duration, and handling), and how you can incorporate scent work into your training and behavior business.
Event 2: Advanced Instructor Handling Skills
Saturday, November 5 – Sunday, November 6, 2022
Program includes how to hone your active search skills, more complex techniques and search systems, strategic searching of difficult hides, searching with more distractions and increased distance from your dog, how to manage and navigate complex search patterns, becoming more competent with a variety of hide locations, heights, distance and ease of access, and advanced leash handling skills around large objects, locations and equipment.
Auditor and limited working spots are available. Early bird rates and payment plans are available.
Register for both events to receive a 25% discount. Please use this form for registering if you choose both events.
Ukrainian Animal Shelter Fundraiser Update
Zulema (left) and Effy were both adopted from the Kovcheg shelter by a Czech family
Dr. Marina Bayeva has provided a wonderful update on the great work her colleagues in Ukraine are doing as they work to help the animals left behind in Ukraine when their owners had no option but to flee.
Find out more about how donations are helping to feed and save animals in this new BARKS blog post, Help the Animals in Ukraine – Inspiring Fundraiser Update.
We also spoke to Dr. Bayeva, as well as supporting veterinarian Dr. Paula Klek and K. Holden Svirsky, about some of the inspiring stories of animals left behind who are now benefiting from the generous support of donors in our recent BARKS Podcast.
If you’d like to donate to help rescue efforts directly, you can do so here: Help Animals Survive the War in Ukraine
July Orientation Event for PPG Members
PPG members old and new, PPG is hosting a new series of member orientation events – and you’re invited!
When: Monday, July 18, 2022 / Noon
Where: Online – register here
Topic: Your Membership Community Learn & Grow Together - The Best Way to Approach Veterinarians
So come and join us to say hello, get better acquainted with the benefits of your membership, meet your peers, or just enjoy a chat!
PPG’s Advocacy Panel held its latest virtual event last month, featuring a host of experts discussing the topic, The Top 10 Things We Can Do to Help Veterinarians Help Us to Help Our Pets.
The Advocacy Panel’s key mission to support pet guardian education and make it accessible to a wider audience.
When: Friday, July 22, 2022 / 3 p.m. ET
The July/August 2022 Issue of BARKS Is Now Available
The July/August 2022 issue of BARKS from the Guild (above right) is now available!
Cover Feature: Examining Training Methods
Susan Nilson and Niki Tudge look into the differences of opinion regarding the philosophical approach and structure toward pet training and highlight the need for trainers – and pet owners – to be cognizant of what an animal is communicating, their emotional state, and to understand how and why they are reacting or responding to a specific situation or context
More Great Content from our BARKS Contributors
Rescue: Help the Animals in Ukraine – Inspiring Fundraiser Updateby Dr. Marina Bayeva
Interview: A Beautiful Life with a Visually Impaired Dog by Angelica Steinker and Susan Nilson
Canine: Ensuring Quality of Life for Blind Dogsby Deb Bauer
Training: Understanding Livestock Guardian Dogsby Erin Williams
Training: The Many Benefits of Using a Therapy Dog in Speech Language Pathology by Dr. Jane Remington-Gurney
Training: Just Say No to Saying “NO!” by Karen Baragona
Training: What If My Dog Doesn't Like You? by Gail Radtke
Training: Naughty Dog Syndrome? Say What?! by Anna Bradley
Training: Front Door Freakout by Karen Baragona
Feline: Hunting the Elusive Red Dot by Andrea Carne
Equine: Exploring Uncomfortable Truths by Melanie Watson
Business: Ask the Experts: Children and Dog Training by Veronica Boutelle
Book Review: Setting Your Dog Up for Success by Katherine Porter
Profile: Why We Should Give Our Cats Choices featuring Andrea Carne of Cattitude in Cradoc, Tasmania
Note: BARKS from the Guild is now available on a new digital platform. The new website still has access to all the back issues of BARKS, as well as the BARKS Blog and BARKS Podcasts. All content can now be accessed without subscribing.
Read the May/June 2022 issue of BARKS (above left).
Print Instructions for BARKS
If you prefer to still read BARKS in PDF format, either online or via printouts, we have created a short document that sets out the simple instructions on how to do so, here.
BARKS’ sister publication Pets and Their People, a new PPG publication specifically at pet owners, is also now available online.
BARKS and PETS on Social
Follow Pets & Their People on Facebook.
Upcoming Facebook Live Events (for Members and Non-Members)
Friday, July 15,2022 / 3 p.m. ET
Friday, July 22,2022 / 3 p.m. ET
Friday, July 29,2022 / 3 p.m. ET
BARKS Podcast with Molly Neher and Jennifer Kolar of Atlas Assistance Dogs (May 13, 2022)
BARKS Podcast with Dr. Marina Bayeva: How You Can Help the Fundraiser for Ukrainian Animal Shelters (May 4, 2022)
The Chat & Chuckle format for PPG’s BARKS Podcasts and PPG Facebook Live sessions is purposely casual to create a free-flowing conversation between the host and the guest.
There are no staged questions! This ensures we have a fun and natural dialogue to support the concept of Chatting & Chuckling. Hosts Niki Tudge and Judy Luther simply guide the discussions around the guest, their areas of specialty, and their business interests.
Do you have something you’d like to share? Join Niki Tudge and Judy Luther as a guest on one of our BARKS Podcasts! You too can share your knowledge and experience with PPG members and supporters!
Upcoming Live Webinars:
Thursday, July 14, 2022 / 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 / 2 p.m.
Monday, July 25, 2022 / Noon
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 / 1 p.m.
Thursday, July 28, 2022 / 1 p.m.
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 / 1 p.m.
Monday, August 8, 2022 / 5 p.m.
Monday, August 15, 2022 / 2 p.m.
PPG is offering the following selected webinars at a discount this month - each webinar is just $15:
New on the BARKS blog:
Help the Animals in Ukraine – Inspiring Fundraiser Update - Dr. Marina Bayeva
A Better Dog-Human Understanding - Susan Nilson
The Value of Non-Verbal Communication - Angelica Steinker
The Challenge of Breed Discrimination - Kym Iffert
The Click Starts the Behavior - Yvette Van Veen
Thunder, Lightning and Barometric Pressure – Carolyn Kocman
Building the ‘Super Learner’ – Kate Mallatratt
Introducing Cats: Slowly Does It - Patience Fisher
Exotic Animals and Shelter Awareness – Lara Joseph
Pups and the Power of Positive Touch – Anna Bradley
Laser Light Pointers for Use in Companion Cat Play: Association with Guardian-Reported Abnormal Repetitive Behaviors - Emma K. Grigg, and Lori R. Kogan
The dog as a "co-therapist" – Boris Levinson
Canine-assisted Speech Therapy for Children with Communication Impairments: A Randomized Controlled Trial - Kristýna Machová , Petra Kejdanová , Iva Bajtlerová , Radka Procházková , Ivona Svobodová & Kamal Mezian
Working like a Dog: Exploring the Role of a Therapy Dog in Clinical Exercise Physiology Practice - Melainie Cameron, Emily Hewitt, Elizabeth Hollitt, Jacqueline Wood, and Samantha Brown
Animal Assisted Therapy in Pediatric Speech-Language Therapy with a Preschool Child with Severe Language Delay: A Single-Subject Design - Heather K. Anderson, Sandra L. Hayes, Julie P. Smith
Can canine-assisted interventions affect the social behaviours of children on the autistic spectrum? A systematic review- Jessica Hill, Jenny Ziviani, Carlie Driscoll & Judy Cawdell-Smith
Dogs Supporting Human Health and Well-Being: A Biopsychosocial Approach - Nancy R. Gee, Kerri E. Rodriguez, Aubrey H. Fine and Janet P. Trammell
YOUR QUICK PPG LINKS
* PPG All about Cats Facebook Group
* PPG Educational Resources: webinars and workshops
* PPG Member Discussion Board (note: you must be logged in)