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Michelle Martiya

Your divisional chair and a member of PPG’s Steering Committee

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Here, we focus on all things equid. In the above menu, you will find a host of helpful resources. At the top of the list are PPG’s Guiding Principles with amendments specific to equids. Under Equid Articles, you’ll find informative articles about equid management, social relationships and structure, and more, as well as PPG’s position statements related to equid training and care.

In 2020, we rolled out a new project called Horses With Voices. It is a movement, a paradigm shift within the equid world, with the goals to:

  • Empower equids by giving them a voice in their care and training.
  • Empower equid enthusiasts worldwide to adopt more equid-considerate approaches in caring for their equids.
  • Empower every equid guardian to embrace the science of equid emotion, learning and behavior.

By giving voice to equids—and the people who work with them—we open the door to the complex, rich emotional worlds our equids live within. We give them better lives. Learn more, sign the pledge and access free behavior support resources by clicking on Horses With Voices in the above menu.

Are you an animal behavior or training professional who is deeply committed to positive behavior change? Does joining an organization of like-minded individuals who support your professional goals and development interest you? As a professional member of PPG, 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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