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There are more than 30 reasons why you should join PPG. We are the only membership organization for professionals who subscribe to the view that aversive methods should never be used - or even deemed necessary - in the training or behavior modification of any animal. We are an organization that stands up for what we believe in with ongoing advocacy initiatives, and backs it all up with the latest scientific research and peer-reviewed studies. We host PPG World Service monthly, members have access to a minimum of one FREE educational webinar or webcast each month. There are many more reasons to join.  

More Than 34 Reasons To Join ...


 

  1. The only membership organization for professionals who subscribe to the view that aversive methods should never be used - or even deemed necessary - in the training or behavior modification of any animal.
  2. Front seat access to the Shock-Free Coalition and its many resources
  3. An organization that stands up for what you believe in with ongoing advocacy initiatives, and backs it all up with the latest scientific research and peer-reviewed studies. All members agree to abide by PPG's Guiding Principles.
  4. PPG World Service monthly member live radio and podcasts.
  5. Access to discounted professional accreditation to the highest standard through The Pet Professional Accreditation Board.
  6. A prestigious recognized membership affiliation with international reach throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
  7. Affiliation with the Journal of Veterinary Behavior and discounted subscription rates.
  8. Access to our Trade Mark ‘The Pet Professional Guild, The Association of Force- Free Pet Professionals.’
  9. An electronic copy of our Proud to Be a Member Badge.
  10. The PPG membership certificate.
  11. Group insurance policy pricing.
  12. Access to a minimum of one FREE educational webinar or webcast each month.
  13. Continued Educational Units via our discounted webinars and access to PPG’s online archive of educational material.
  14. Discounted educational programs via third party providers.
  15. Discounted pricing on print materials, marketing collateral and sales aids.
  16. A bi-monthly FREE online copy of our "BARKS from the Guild" publication for training and behavior professionals.
  17. Networking opportunities with fellow members.
  18. Public relations and news releases.
  19. Community outreach programs.
  20. PPG branded client handouts.
  21. Personalized marketing tools and educational handouts.
  22. Multiple vendor discounts across pet industry partners.
  23. Networking in the PPG members’ Facebook group, a positive and engaging area for industry discussion, support and advice.
  24. Exclusive access to the PPG All About Cats Facebook group
  25. Exclusive access to the PPG all About Horses Facebook group
  26. Provisional member mentoring in our PPG Mentoring Zone on Facebook.
  27. The International Celebration of Force-Free Training and Pet Care (various competitions and events held on or around February 17 each year).
  28. Affiliation with Animal Wellness Magazine providing member discounts.
  29. Special member rates at PPG’s Annual Educational Summits.
  30. Full business listing on our PPG website with zip code locator search feature.
  31. Access to join or partner launch a PPG local area chapter.
  32. Access to business webinars to help you market and operate your business. 
  33. Annual Virtual Pet Care Summit
  34. Access to Project Trade
  35. Access to The Pet Dog Ambassador Program
  36. Ongoing support and mentoring for Provisional Members

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