ICFF Day – Wow Look At The Prizes!

For some time now you have been hearing all about the Pet Professional Guild’s Virtual Event to celebrate force free training. What has not been so easy to find out about are the prizes!!! Well, look no further. For simply registering for the event you will automatically receive * A…

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A Cautionary Tale

By Kayla Sprague Author Kayla Sprague spent months teaching Petunia that her collar was not an object of terror © Kayla Sprague Before entering the world of dog training I had never really had an opinion on shock collars. To me they were just another kind of collar, another way…

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It’s a Dog’s Life

By Cecilia Sumner Interacting during a walk increases the connection between guardians and their dogs © Can Stock Photo/halfpoint Not surprisingly, I love living with dogs. I embrace their essential dogginess. Barking, jumping, digging, hunting, these are all normal canine behaviors. I recognize I need to provide an outlet for…

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Maintaining a Rewarding Relationship with Your Dog

By Tiff Shao *This post is a selected entry from the Pet Professional Guild Writers’ Competition for Geek Week 2020 * Hiking off leash: Braeburn looks over the Flathead River © Tiff Shao The aquamarine waters looked extra enticing as we approached the river crossing. It was a hot August day…

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Four on the Floor

By Donna Savoie Ready to launch: puppies can be easily trained not to jump on guests © Can Stock Photo/Colecanstock Who doesn’t LOVE a puppy? And it is wonderful when puppies LOVE their owners’ guests. But it is also important to start teaching puppies not to jump up on guests…

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Project Trade: Revisited

Photo: Pet Professional Guild In March of 2016, the Pet Professional Guild rolled out Project Trade, an international advocacy program promoting the use of force-free pet equipment by asking pet guardians to swap aversive gear for a discount on services.  The aversive gear was identified as shock, prong, and choke…

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Phoenix Blog Competition: Choices Matter

By Maria Zarate © Maria Zarate As a veteran shelter professional, I’ve always sought outside the box to find effective and efficient methods to help residents skill build. Here are three “go to” methods we use regularly in the shelter environment and I hope you find them helpful too. Pillow…

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