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Professional Membership Benefits

When you join the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) as a professional member, you enjoy proud affiliation with the only international membership association for pet professionals who subscribe to the view that aversive methods should never be used—or even deemed necessary—in the training, care or behavior modification of any animal. PPG is a prestigious, recognized membership organization with international reach throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Southern Africa. It is an organization that stands up for what you believe in and backs it up with the latest scientific research, peer-reviewed studies and ongoing advocacy initiatives. You join an organization of like-minded professionals where all members agree to abide by PPG’s Guiding Principles and Code of Ethical Conduct.

You also enjoy a host of membership benefits:

Marketing and Business Support

  • Professional members receive a full business listing on the PPG website with a powerful search feature.
  • An official PPG membership badge and membership certificate.
  • Access to join Project Trade, a PPG advocacy and marketing program designed to help attract clients using a “do this rather than that” philosophy.
  • Free PDF handouts with key content for use in your business.
  • PPG branded client handouts.
  • Personalized marketing tools and educational handouts.
  • Social media campaigns you can personalize with your own logo and website address.
  • Authoring articles for PPG’s publications: BARKS and Pets and Their People.
  • Being a guest on PPG’s Chat & Chuckle Facebook live events (which are also recorded and featured on the PPG Podcast).
  • Customizable news releases to help promote your business.
  • Earn CEUs from attending PPG-hosted webinars and events
  • Exclusive eligibility to become a certified Instructor/Assessor through PPG’s Pet Dog Ambassador program

Networking Opportunities

  • Six professional divisions, each with its own leadership and committees: Canine Division, Equid Division, Feline Division, Assistance Animal Division, Shelter & Rescue Division, Pet Care Division. We encourage members to reach out to their divisional chairs any time with questions, for guidance, and to share ideas.
  • Members-only Facebook groups—positive and engaging groups to network with colleagues, participate in industry discussions, and receive support and advice:
    • The Pet Professional Guild Members Only Group
    • PPG All About Cats
    • PPG Dog Lounge
    • PPG All About Equids
    • PPG All About Shelter & Rescue Division
  • Feline Lounge

Free Educational Opportunities

  • Divisional Meetups each quarter where you share a table with industry experts to learn and grow
  • Inclusivity Committee dedicated to driving special initiatives and hosting educational events to support diversity in PPG’s membership and the pet training industry.
  • Education Committee to support educational projects and continued education for PPG members.
  • A minimum of one FREE webinar each month.
  • “Front row seats” to PPG’s live Chat & Chuckle and Advocacy Panel Facebook events (attend via Zoom).
  • Positive Bookworm book club
  • Scholarly Circle academic paper reading group
  • Access to the full archive of PPG educational materials and all printed PPG materials in one database (>3,700 documents).
  • Eligibility to apply for the PPG Annual Scholarship.

Advocacy Programs and Resources

  • The PPG Advocacy Panel advocates for your shared philosophy in monthly Facebook Live sessions and Podcasts.
  • Front seat access to the PPG Advocacy Program and its many resources.
  • Shock-Free Coalition
  • All PPG Position Statements, Open Letters and Guiding Principles for members to use and distribute.
  • “Horses with Voices” Advocacy information and resources.
  • Community outreach programs
  • Pet Training Science Alliance

Members-Only Offers and Discounts

  • $10.00 discount of all webinars
  • Free subscription to PPG’s monthly member newsletter, PPG Member News
  • Discounted credentialing via the Pet Professional Accreditation Board
  • Discounted Instructor and Instructor/Assessor certifications via the Pet Dog Ambassador program
  • Discounted membership in Doggone safe (Be a Tree and Dog Bite Prevention Educator programs)
  • Discounted members-only rates on webinars delivered by pet industry and marketing and business experts
  • Discounted subscription to the Journal of Veterinary Behavior
  • Discounts on registration at PPG’s annual summits and other organizational events.
  • Discounted group insurance policy pricing for your business
  • Special offers and discounts across may disciplines from PPG’s corporate partners and vendors

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