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The Roles of Assistance Animals


The three types of assistance animals are Service animals: Dogs and miniature horses are trained to aid their handlers who have been diagnosed with medical or psychiatric disabilities and have received a prescription for a service animal. Therapy animals: Therapy animals (with their handlers) are trained to provide comfort and therapeutic interactions to people in need in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private therapy practices, retirement and nursing homes, schools and in the aftermath of disasters. Emotional support animals: Emotional support animals provide their handlers with comfort and support within their… Continued


PetSafe Shock Collars Falsely Touted as Safe, Dog Owner Alleges


There is a new legal filing in California.  It is a Class Action Against Radio Systems.  A new Class Action case has been filed in California. The lawyer we have spoken to over the last year has finally found a member of the public with legal standing. You can read more here as it has been picked up by Bloomberg Law. PPG is mentioned in the filing and our resources are cited.  https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/petsafe-shock-collars-falsely-touted-as-safe-dog-owner-alleges The complete legal filing can be found here  This is a consumer class action arising out of misrepresentations and… Continued


The PPG 2023 Summit Save The Date!


Homeward Bound – Transitioning Pets into Their New Homes Save The Dates Fun & Enriching Education for Pets & Their People Dates Nov 1-5, 2023, Arizona Humane Society 2023   Presentation Topics Homeward Bound  Matchmaking 101: Pairing the Right Pet With the Best Home Welcoming a New Pet: Reality, NOT “Reality TV” Look, Listen and Learn: Teaching People What Their Pets Are Telling Them Animal Husbandry: Top 10 Important Skills & Knowledge for Clients From Cautious to Confident: Fun and Games for Shy Pets AND Their People Simplifying Shaping Skills… Continued



Chat & Chuckle with Irith Bloom of The Sophisticated Dog


Join Niki Tudge and PPG Canine Division Chair Judy Luther to Chat & Chuckle with Irith Bloom. Irith is the owner of The Sophisticated Dog and offers virtual, online training for dogs and other pets. Enjoy listening as Niki, Judy and Irith share their expertise in a fun, free-flowing format! Listen to the podcast on a choice of platforms here. Or simply click on the “play” button below. Recorded August 22, 2022


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