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Don Hanson

Your task force chair and a member of PPG’s Steering Committee and board of directors

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The Advocacy Task Force promotes PPG’s Guiding Principles, Code of Ethical Conduct and critical advocacy programs—the Shock-Free Coalition, Project tRade, the Advocacy Panel and others.

The Pet Professional Guild was founded based on a commitment to provide educational resources to animal trainers, pet care providers and the public, with an emphasis on building collaboration among animal trainers, pet care providers and advocates for mutually agreed force-free guiding principles for the pet industry. PPG’s partners, members and affiliates focus on each individual pet’s physical, mental, environmental and nutritional well-being, while adhering to a holistic approach to the care and training of family pets.

Come and join PPG, where you, too, can help advocate for our mission, vision and values and help shape our industry from within the most forward-thinking professional membership association. PPG and the Advocacy Division represent members from all walks of the pet industry—training and behavior professionals, pet care professionals, veterinary professionals and those of many other respected professions practicing within our industry.

As a professional member, you get exclusive access to these popular PPG programs:

  • Divisional Meetups
  • Project tRade
  • Feline Lounge
  • Scholarships
  • Positive Bookworm book club
  • Scholarly Circle academic paper review group

You also get discounts on PPG’s Pet Dog Ambassador program, Doggone safe, the application fees for Pet Professional Accreditation Board credentials, and PPG webinars and events, as well as special offers from our corporate partners and free access to loads of resources to support you and your business.

We welcome you—please join PPG today! Click on “Join PPG” in the top menu bar and choose “Pet Professional Membership” from the drop-down menu.

Pet owners can join PPG for FREE! Click on “Pet Owners” in the second menu bar and choose “Pet Owner Membership” from the drop-down menu. As a pet owner member of PPG, you get access to several exclusive areas of our website, lots of helpful resources and educational materials, and incredible vendor discounts.

After signing up to join PPG, please take a moment to visit the Shock-Free Coalition and sign the shock-free pledge. Thank you! As always, the Pet Professional Guild remains committed to providing programs, networking opportunities and resources that empower professionals and pet owners to provide the quality care that all pets deserve.

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