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Laura Cassiday

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

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Cats are wildly popular pets, and millions of people worldwide share their homes with them. But sometimes cats seem a little mysterious, and many myths about their true nature exist. Did you know …

  • Cats are social animals
  • Cats can be trained
  • Cats can change their behavior
  • Cats communicate with us all the time

Want to learn more? 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 cats. Under Feline Articles, you’ll find informative articles about cats, cat behavior and PPG’s position statements related to cat training and care. Click on Quick Cat Behavior Tips for downloadable client handouts that address feline behaviors that are common problems for cat parents. More exciting projects and initiatives are in the works, so be sure to check this page for updates.

The Feline Division also hosts a monthly Chat & Chuckle with special guests via Facebook Live on PPG’s public Facebook page–come join the fun! As a professional member of PPG, you can join our feline-focused private Facebook group, PPG All About Cats, and our bi-monthly virtual Feline Lounges where we gather to share advice, support each other and talk about cats!

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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