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March 2022: Issue 75

PPG Announces Dates and Presenter/Sponsor Opportunities for "Up Your Business Game" 

Early Bird Rates Available Now!

PPG’s annual virtual business event "Up Your Business Game" will take place on Monday, May 23 – Tuesday, May 24, 2022. A special early bird rate of $50 is available until April 2, 2022 only, when the rate will be set at $60 for PPG members and $80 for non-members.

Professionals who would like to grab the opportunity to present at the two-day event are invited to submit their proposals now. Sponsorship opportunities for businesses who wish to take advantage of this focused gathering of pet professionals are also available.

How Does It Work?

·        4 sessions each day = 8 hours of Tips, Tools and Resources

·        Secure your early bird spot now before April 2, 2022

·        The presenter list and full schedule will be posted by April 15, 2022

·         All attendees will have access to the event via our Dynamic PPG Event Platform Link

·        The presenters will be on hand for a live Q&A after each event webinar

·         Recordings will be available for 6 months

·         Raffle prizes each day

·         Exhibitors with great offers

·         SWAG Bag

·        1 Daily panel discussion with the experts

"We are excited to present this workshop once again,” said PPG president Niki Tudge. “One of PPG's core goals is to support the development of business-friendly environments for our membership and the development and success of their individual businesses. Providing business tips, tools and resources is a key part of that."

New-Look PPG Member Discounts Area

Have you seen the new-look member discount area on the PPG website? PPG has a host of amazing supporting vendors who have a wide range of great offers for members. Don’t miss out, check them out today!


PPG’s Advocacy Panel held its latest virtual event last month, featuring a host of experts discussing the topic How Do We Advocate for Inclusivity and Diversity?

Listen to / watch the recording of the PPG Advocacy Panel: Discussion #7 – How Do We Advocate for Inclusivity and Diversity?

The Advocacy Panel’s key mission to support pet guardian education and make it accessible to a wider audience. 

Upcoming discussion topics:

Friday, March 25, 2022 / 3 p.m. ET

When and How Should We Advocate for Outdoor Pets?

Catch up with all the Advocacy Panel discussions to date:

Advocacy Panel Discussion #1 (August 27, 2021): How To Best Advocate for Positive Reinforcement Methods

Listen to the podcast / Watch the video

Discussion #2 (September 24, 2021): How to Reach and Work with Your Local Veterinarians

Listen to the podcast / Watch the video

Discussion #3 (October 22, 2021): Your PPG Advocacy Panel at Work! Advocating to Let Dogs be Dogs, Cats be Cats, Equids Be Equids

Listen to the podcast / Watch the video

Discussion #4 (November 26, 2021): “Being Nicer” While Advocating

Listen to the podcast / Watch the video

Discussion #5 (Friday, December 17, 2021): Meeting People Where They Are To Facilitate Change

Listen to the podcast / Watch the video

Discussion #6 (Friday, January 28, 2022): What Does Pet Industry Licensing Look Like?

Listen to the podcast / Watch the video

Special Business Opportunity for PPG Members

Do you sell Business to Business? Would you like to increase your impact on our industry by offering your products and services to fellow PPG members?

If you’re thinking, “Yes!” then look no further. Take advantage today of PPG’s Vendor Discount Program and attract like-minded professionals, with like-minded goals, to your special offer. All you have to do is complete PPG’s Vendor Discount Form to get started.

Please contact membership manager Emily Conde support@petprofessionalguild.com if you have any questions.

PPG Business Referrals

Do you get referrals from your PPG member listing? PPG fields several inquiries each day that we send in your direction. BUT it helps if your profile is correctly set up. Please visit the website and log in, then click ‘view,’ ‘edit profile,’ and make sure of the following:

  • Your website is your full address are listed.
  • You identify which services you provide.
  • Your logo or an identifying picture is in place.

GPS systems need a full address set up to ensure you will come up in the PPG Zip Code search, so if your listing is missing a street, a number, a zip code, or a town you will not show. You can make your address private in your profile by editing your settings, but it does need to be there to help find you in the database.

Catch Up with BARKS

The January issue of BARKS from the Guild is now available on a new digital platform, to be followed soon by the March issue. The new website still has access to all the back issues of BARKS, as well as a BARKS Blog and BARKS Podcasts. More news to follow soon!

In the meantime, follow BARKS on Facebook to stay up-to-date.

BARKS Podcasts
are now available on Anchor, from where you can select your preferred app to listen any time or download. Make sure you follow BARKS Podcasts on whichever app you choose so you can stay updated with new releases.

Latest Podcasts:

BARKS Podcast with Valarie Ross from Sits 'n Wiggles R+ Dog Training (February 18, 2022)

BARKS Podcast with Cynophobia Specialist Stefani Cohen (January 21, 2022)

BARKS Podcast with Dr. Karen Becker, author of The Forever Dog (January 14, 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. Host Niki Tudge simply guides 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 as a guest on one of our BARKS Podcasts! You too can share your knowledge and experience with PPG members and supporters!

Listen to earlier BARKS podcasts.

Upcoming Live Webinars:

Monday, March 28 / 1 p.m. ET

Myth Busting: The truth behind the techniques that you use to train dogs. Presented by Dr. Lisa Radosta

Discounted Webinars:

PPG is offering the following selected webinars at a discount this month - each webinar is just $15:



Lining up the How, What and Why of Training

Alexandra Kurland

Behavior Consulting and Declawed Cats

Jacqueline Munera

Litter Box Basics

Beth Adelman

Changing Perspectives about Canine Spay and Neuter

Dr. Nancy Kay

Learn About The Biology of Socialization

Dr. Jessica Hekman


Looking for something? The PPG Archive holds over 4,100 articles, blogs and videos. View the complete PPG Archive.


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